Kenya Maritime Authority Director Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Maritime Authority Director Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose

  • The Director, Maritime Safety is responsible for the implementation of the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, KMA Act, relevant national legislation/policies/directives and International Conventions, in relation to maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment.

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Overseeing the implementation of international requirements through development of a national framework to ensure maritime safety in Kenyan waters.

  • Overseeing all activities pertaining to ship surveys and inspection

  • Overseeing all activities pertaining to the protection of marine environment.

  • Overseeing all matters pertaining to maritime search and rescue services

  • Overseeing the registration of ships and survey of small vessels

  • Overseeing performance management in the directorate

  • Coordinating the preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for
    the directorate

  • Directing preparation and submission of reports required by international maritime organizations

  • Mentoring and coaching staff in the directorate

  • Assigning responsibilities within the directorate to update and revise any relevant policies adopted, as necessary.

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • To advise the Director General on maritime safety, security and marine environment issues

  • Responding to enquiries on various matters from ship-owners, seafarers, Government Agencies and individuals on maritime affairs;

  • Ensuring the departmental activities align to the Authority’s strategic plan

  • Implementing the Board’s and management committee’s resolutions in matters pertaining
    to maritime safety, security and environmental protection;

  • To liaise with recognized maritime organizations and ship owners/managers in order to ensure effective implementation of international standards and carry out such investigations, audits, or inspections as deemed necessary.

  • Prepare draft Board and management papers for approval

  • Participate in the recruitment of staff within the department

  • Participate in the development and review of the Authority’s strategic plan

  • Respond to enquiries on various matters from ship-owners, seafarers, Ministry of Transport, Government Agencies and individuals in maritime industry;

  • Visit and inspect ships that may have defects/problems; and

  • Participate in various committees in the Authority as a member

    Job Dimensions:

    Financial Responsibility

  • Preparation and management of departmental budget

  • Ensuring revenue collection emanating from the departmental activities

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for
    assets assigned by the Authority

    Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Makes technical, operational and financial decisions

  • Responsible for detentions and exemptions of ships calling Kenyan ports

  • Participates in international maritime convention development and negotiations

  • Plan and assign duties to departmental managers

  • Monitors managers' work performance

  • Appraises/evaluates managers' performance

    Working Conditions

  • Office environment, but may visit port facilities, shipyards and board ships

  • Highly demanding

  • May need to work long hours

  • Interacts a lot with stakeholders, both locally and internationally

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, or equivalent from a recognized institution;

  • Master 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 OR III/2 in accordance with The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping,1978,as amended

  • Membership of a professional body and in good standing

  • Strategic leadership course

    Previous relevant work experience required.

  • At least ten (10) years’ work experience as a Chief Engineer or Master Mariner on board ship or in pilotage or in a maritime administration or ship construction or ship technical operation or ship survey, five (5) of which must be in a senior management position.

    Functional Skills:

  • Diplomatic skills

  • Good Communication Skills

  • Computer proficiency

  • Analytical skills

  • Facilitation & Presentation Skills

    Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • Leadership Skills

  • Strong Interpersonal skills

  • Time management skills

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Maritime Authority Director Jobs in Kenya


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