10 Sep 2014

Licensing Officer Kenya Job

Kenya Maritime Authority

Vision: To be a leading maritime Authority transforming Kenya into a globally competitive nation.

Mission: To ensure sustainable, safe, secure, clean and efficient water transport for the benefit of stakeholders.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacancy

Vacancy: Licensing Officer
Department: Commercial Shipping
Section: Licensing
Reports To: Ports and Shipping Service Manager
Supervision: Licensing Assistant
Location / Region: KMA head office, Mombasa


Responsible for processing the licensing of all shipping lines and service providers in the industry. Maintaining a shipping line/agents register/ records.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Receive licence applications for maritime service providers;
  • Investigate compliance with minimum service requirements and avail investigation reports to the licensing committee;
  • Monitor compliance with minimum service level requirements among maritime service providers;
  • Enforce programs designed to assist in detecting any malpractices and violations as set forth in the regulations
  • Produce trade reports and analysis of costs and level of efficiency of ports and shipping services.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in logistics, transport management, economics or business management
  • Professional Qualifications
  • Diploma or certificate in shipping, clearing and forwarding

5 years’ experience with at least 3 years in shipping related industry


  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and highly confidential;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

How to Apply
Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send their application letters with their detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact, contacts of three referees, current and expected remuneration to:

The Director General
Kenya Maritime Authority
P.O. Box 95076 – 80104,Mombasa

Or drop the application at Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, 2nd Floor, Moi Avenue, near Dock yard, Mombasa. So as to reach not later than 26th September, 2014.

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