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3 weeks ago

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The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisions to be implemented by KRA Management. The Chairman of the Board is appointed by the President of the Republic of Kenya . The Chief Executive of the Authority is the Commissioner General who is appointed by the Minister for Finance. PURPOSE OF KRA Assessment , Collection, Administration and Enforcement of laws relating to revenue.


In pursuit of the goals above, the Authority seeks to recruit the Commissioner General who, as Chief Executive Officer, will lead the institution through its transformative journey. The Commissioner General as the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Authority, the management of its funds and property and for providing leadership to the Authority’s staff. He/she will ensure that the Authority operates in line with its Vision “To become a Globally Trusted Revenue Agency, Facilitating Tax and Customs Compliance”.

The Commissioner General is the Accounting Officer of the Authority and a member of the Board of Directors.


The job will involve the following responsibilities:

Efficient and prudent Management of funds and property of the Authority; Provide leadership in identifying Key Result Areas, and rally staff towards delivery of the Authority’s goals; Promote revenue collection activities in line with Government of Kenya targets; Foster a conducive environment that encourages compliance with Tax and Customs legislation; Promote tax administration practices that facilitate trade and business growth; Building and sustaining sound working relationships with Government agencies, tax payers and other stakeholders. As the Chief spokesman for the Authority, promote a positive image of the institution. Serving as the Authority’s ambassador on Tax and Customs matters at both regional and international levels. Ensure there is effective communication between management and the board; and between different levels of management and staff. Maintain a conducive work environment to attract, retain and motivate employees, and foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship. Facilitate the preparation of budgets, operational proposals, annual plans, and corporate policies, for discussion by the board and promptly implement decisions and resolutions adopted by the board. Consistently strive to achieve the financial, revenue targets and other operating goals of the Authority. Spearhead the Authority’s digital transformational agenda. Perform such other functions as the board may assign from time to time.



Be a Kenya Citizen; First Degree from a reputable accredited University and relevant business professional qualifications; Masters’ Degree in Finance, Business, Economics or Law is an added advantage; At least fifteen years working experience of which ten must be at senior leadership level in large public or private entities; Demonstrate compliance with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, and The Leadership and Integrity Act; Knowledge of Fiscal and Tax Policy and Administration shall confer an added advantage; and Professional qualification/Membership to a professional body.


Ability to conceive, communicate and implement initiatives with broad strategic impact; Serve as transformation catalyst and possess the ability to drive innovation and manage change; Ability to effect positive culture change in the organization; Be performance driven with ability to optimize results through teams; Demonstrate ability to liaise with top levels officials in government, public and private sectors; Have ability to stand pressure, stand by principle and be resilient; Have strong ability to persuade and influence others; Possess high standards of integrity and ability to instil the same among teams; Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and; Possess strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills.

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