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
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
Preparation and management of departmental budget
Ensuring revenue collection emanating from the departmental activities
Responsibility for Physical Assets
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
Office environment, but may visit port facilities, shipyards and board ships
May need to work long hours
Interacts a lot with stakeholders, both locally and internationally
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)
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.
Good Communication Skills
Facilitation & Presentation Skills
Strong Interpersonal skills
Time management skills
How to Apply
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