Formulation and coordination of the search and rescue strategies in line with the regional and national search and rescue plans.
Also responsible for coordinating the development of policies, procedures, rules and regulations in Maritime Security.
Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
Coordinate ship security plans;
Executing the Search and Rescue plan in cooperation with the sub-regional maritime rescue coordination centres;
Liaising with Kenya Civil Aviation Authority in search and rescue plans;
Effective and efficient management of human resource in the department
Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
Providing the high standard facilities of Regional MRCC Training Centre for GMDSS Courses and national certificates on commercial basis with due regard to maritime training practices;
Formulating strategies for surveillance, monitoring and prevention of oil spills and other harmful substances in both coastal and inland waters; and
Implementing the National Oil Spill Response Contingency Plan (NOSRCP) and securing of Regional cooperation in combating and preventing of oil spills and
Prompt collection and dissemination of critical marine information to the Authority and stakeholders
Preparation and rationalisation of budget estimates.
Implementation of approved departmental budgets
Responsibility for Physical Assets
Responsible for physical assets assigned by the Authority
Decision Making / Job Influence
Makes technical, operational and financial decisions
Responsible of the Rescue Coordination
Plan and assign duties to RMRCC officers
Monitor officers’ work performance
Office and sea environment
Interaction with stakeholders, both locally and internationally
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)
Bachelor Degree in the Maritime field such as Nautical Science/ Marine Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering/ Marine Environment or any other relevant qualifications from a recognized institution;
Masters Degree in any of the following; Maritime Affairs/ Nautical Science/ Marine Engineering/ Naval Architecture or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
Certificate of Competency Class II/2 in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping, 1978
Previous relevant work experience required.
3 years experience in the relevant profession at middle management level
Excellent management skills
Excellent organizational skills and highly confident
Ability to work under pressure
Behavioral Competencies / Attributes:
Time management skills
Communication and coordination skills
Method of Application
The candidates to be selected must adhere io the provisions of Chapter VI on Leadership and Integrity as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Interested candidates must submit certificates of compliance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Credit Reference Bureau, the Higher Education Loans Board and a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department.
Prospective candidates should send soft copy applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates.
Applicants should indicate the position applied for in the application email subject matter.
KMA is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender equity and diversity.
Qualified persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Note that canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Director General
Kenya Maritime Authority
P.O. Box 95076- 80104
Applications should be done in soft copy and sent to email@example.com not later than 1st June, 2020.
Full details of the advertisement can be accessed in the KMA website – www.kma.go.ke