Deputy Commissioner – Trade Facilitation – Kenya Revenue Authority

Purpose of the job:
The Deputy Commissioner – Trade Facilitation will provide strategic leadership as well as formulating and implementing policies/strategies in the Trade Facilitation Division in accordance with the relevant legislative laws, regulations and operating procedures.

Key Responsibilities of the job:
Oversee Trade Facilitation programmes and initiatives i.e. Authorized Economic Operator, Pre- Arrival Clearance program, Implementation of Mombasa Community Port Charter.
Oversee management of Duty remission for the investment schemes and management of exemptions for qualifying importers.
Oversee Monitoring and Evaluation of the schemes to prevent abuses.
Oversee management of Execution and cancellation of Customs bonds.
Oversee Taxpayer Education and stakeholders’ engagement function.
Liaison with external stakeholders on matters relating to the Department in conjunction with Marketing and Communication Dept.

The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in a business-related field from a recognized institution.
A Master’s Degree in a relevant field such as business administration or economics from a recognized university.
Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in Customs Administration
At least ten (10) years of relevant work experience with at least five (5) years in a Senior Managerial role.
In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and competencies:
Strong managerial, administrative and leadership skills;
Excellent decision making capabilities;
Excellent oral and written communication skills to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information;
Strong analytical skills and ability to make evaluative judgment;
Computer proficiency in the standard packages (word processing, e-mail and internet use);
Demonstrate capability to drive performance and achievement;
Effective interpersonal skills and delivery techniques to interact with, engage and inspire his/her team;
Proactive and self-driven with a capability of building teams.

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