10 Sep 2014

Ports and Shipping Service Manager Job Vacancy

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

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 vacancyVacancy:

Ports and Shipping Service Manager
Department: Commercial Shipping
Section: Ports and Shipping Services
Reports To: Head of Commercial Shipping


Licensing Officer
Monitoring Officers
Location / Region: KMA Head Office, Mombasa

Responsible for assisting the coordination, regulation and oversight of the development
and optimal provision of commercial maritime services

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervising production of maritime trade reports
  • Monitoring industry practices and where necessary initiate appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination, oligopoly or monopoly (Anti-trust structure);
  • Compiling data on costs and level of efficiency and quality of commercial maritime services;
  • Inseminating information on appropriate use of international commercial terms to enhance earnings and conservation of foreign exchange;
  • Establishing a consultation machinery in maritime transport services and coordinate consultations among industry stakeholders;
  • Supervise issuance of licenses to ports and shipping service providers;
  • Ensure ports and shipping service providers comply with relevant regulations in accordance with established framework;
  • Coordinate production of accurate, timely and relevant statistical data and reports in maritime transport services; and
  • Monitoring employment and training practices among companies and where necessary, curtail any discriminatory practices that inhibit technological and human skills transfer.

Academic Qualifications

  • MBA or relevant postgraduate qualification will be an added advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics and logistics or equivalent area of study.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Shipbrokers OR Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport will be an added advantage

8 years’ experience in a large company or organization.


  • 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,

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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