State Department for Shipping and Maritime Director Shipping and Maritime Jobs in Kenya

State Department for Shipping and Maritime Director Shipping and Maritime Jobs in Kenya


For appointment to this grade, one must have:

  • Served for a minimum period of ten (10) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Assistant Director, Shipping and Maritime, CSG ‘7’and above or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service or private sector;

  • A Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Marine Engineering or Economics from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • A Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines: Marine Studies, Shipping Management, Maritime Law, Maritime Affairs, Maritime Education and Training, Marine Environment Protection or Environment Science from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • Certificate in the following disciplines: Law of the Sea, Port Management, Maritime Security, Inland Water Transport, Sea Use Management, Port State Control and Formulation of National Maritime Policy or Shipping Terms from a recognized
    Institution; and

  • Demonstrated professional competence, managerial and leadership capability and thorough understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate them to shipping and Maritime function

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Director, Shipping and Maritime will be answerable to the Principal Secretary and responsible for Shipping and Maritime function and overall administrative, management and coordinating functions in the Marine Causality Investigation Department. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include: -

  • Overseeing the formulation, reviewing and
    implementation of policies, legal and regulatory framework and strategies to enhance maritime safety, security, protection of marine environment and facilitation of trade;

  • Implementing the shipping and maritime component of the integrated national transport policy;

  • Coordinating sector spatial planning and promoting integration of Kenya’s maritime clusters;

  • Providing advice to local marine insurance providers;

  • Developing strategies for promotion of maritime commercial services;

  • Mainstreaming women participation in the maritime and shipping industry development programmes;

  • Domesticating international and regional maritime conventions and treaties ;

  • Facilitating institutions in the maritime sub-sector to fully deliver their mandates;

  • Liaising with relevant international institutions on training for maritime industry;

  • Developing , implementation and realization of the department’s Strategic Plan and objectives;

  • Managing and accounting for the finances and assets of the department; and

  • Overall management and development of staff.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; State Department for Shipping and Maritime Director Shipping and Maritime Jobs in Kenya


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