KenTrade Trade Facilitation Director Jobs in Kenya

KenTrade Trade Facilitation Director Jobs in Kenya

The Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) is a State Corporation under the National Treasury whose mandate is to implement, operationalize and manage the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System (Kenya TradeNet System) as well as Trade Facilitation.

To fulfil our mandate, we wish to engage a suitably qualified candidate who meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Kenya Constitution for the following position:

Job Title:

  • Director – Trade Facilitation


  • KTNA 2

    Reports to:

  • Chief Executive Officer

    Job Purpose

    The purpose of this job is to:

  • Continuously analyze trade facilitation trends within Kenya and globally and make appropriate recommendations to ‘enhance the ease of doing business
    in Kenya;
  • Oversee the management and use of the National Electronic Single Window System (TradeNet System) and other value add services as Trade Facilitation Tools.

    Oversee the functions of the following Units:

  • Trade Facilitation & Value Add Services Department Customer Service & Contact Centre Department

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the duties and responsibilities for the position will entail:

  • Preparation of strategic business models, annual budgets, business plans and performance work plans for the trade facilitation function.
  • Development of relevant Policies, Procedures and guidelines for the Trade facilitation and customer Service functions.
  • To continuously analyze the international trade logistics supply chain and recommend trade facilitation strategies required to improve trade processes and procedures by working closely with relevant stakeholders & other partners, representatives of business and trading community in Kenya.
  • Conduct consultative engagements with relevant partners to strengthen capacity, facilitate and ease trade and collaboration with the trading community.
  • To assess the current business needs and to promote comprehensive cooperation and understanding among public sector and trading community on the application of the Single Window System.
  • To provide expertise and recommendations as to how to adapt internationally acclaimed trade facilitation measures to the local realities
  • To identify institutional, legal and functional gaps which hinder the introduction of trade facilitation measures in the country and recommend appropriate action
  • Undertake research for the continued enhancement and optimal use of the TradeNet System as a trade facilitation tool
  • To oversee business process reengineering of the TradeNet System to ensure continuous improvement of business environment
  • Ensure effective customer service/support for the TradeNet System users and users of other trade facilitation tools provided by the Agency to ensure highest customer satisfaction levels at all times.
  • Ensure that the Contact Centre is functioning optimally at all times so that customer needs are effectively handled.
  • Such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of
    responsibility of this job role.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this position, one must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business Management Trade Logistics, Shipping and Economics or in any business-related field from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s Degree in a Business Trade or logistics field – or in any other business-related field from a recognized institution
  • Relevant work experience of not less than twelve (12) years, seven (7) of which should be in a senior management position
  • Certificate in computer applications (proof of knowledge in using computer applications)
  • Leadership course lasting not less than 4 weeks
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Qualifications and exposure in transport logistics and shipping
  • Knowledge of international convention/agreements such as World Trade Organization, EAC Protocols etc
  • Meets all provisions of chapter six of the Constitution as outlined herein

    How to Apply

  • Qualified and Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications Curriculum Vitae that contains details of qualifications, experience, copies of all certificates & relevant testimonials, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates previous work experience.

    Candidates interested in these positions are also expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya Specifically, they must obtain and submit with their application, copies of the following documents;

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations (CID)
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  • Clearance from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Please note that applications without ALL ‘the Chapter 6 requirements SHALL NOT be considered.

  • Applications should be addressed as detailed below and be sent by post, hand delivery or email so as to be received not later than January 7th, 2019.

    The Chairman
    Board of Directors
    Kenya Trade Network Agency
    1st Floor, Embankment Plaza
    Longonot Rd Upperhill
    P.O. Box 36943-00200

  • KenTrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer – women and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.
  • Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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