Deputy Commissioner – Trade Facilitation at Kenya Revenue Authority
Deputy Commissioner – Trade Facilitation at Kenya Revenue Authority – Nairobi, Kenya – Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 .
The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya.
A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisions to be implemented by KRA Management.
The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya . The Chief Executive of the Authority is the Commissioner General who is appointed by the Minister for Finance. PURPOSE OF KRA Assessment , Collection, Administration and Enforcement of laws relating to revenue.
This role is responsible for provision of strategic oversight of trade facilitation initiatives in compliance with national and international trade treaties and conventions
Key Responsibilities of the job
Overseeing trade facilitation programs and initiatives, management of remissions and exemption regimes.
Oversee customs bonds management.
Oversee coordination of departmental taxpayer services programs.
Establish and maintain liaison and working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to enhance effective Customs operations.
Oversee analysis and implementation of legislation and policy guidelines and strategies for smooth running of Customs operations.
Mobilize revenue collection arising from trade facilitation.
Facilitate implementation of corporate initiatives in the division: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
Drive initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management.
Provide regular reports and advice on trade facilitation related matters to the KRA Management
A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field from a recognized institution.
Master’s degree in a relevant field is an added advantage
Professional qualification / Membership to Professional Bodies:
Postgraduate Diploma/ Certificate in Customs Administration.
Membership in a recognized professional body.
Minimum of 10 years work experience in similar role with at least five (5) years at a senior management level in a comparable organization.
Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
Excellent leadership and people management skills
Strong decision making and problem-solving skills
Independent minded, ethical and of high integrity
Ability to identify and deal with operational risk