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Director, Maritime Safety at Kenya Maritime Authority


Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
3 weeks ago

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Job Description

Kenya Maritime Authority was set up in June as the semi-autonomous agency in charge of regulatory oversight over the Kenyan maritime industry. As the pacesetter of the Kenyan maritime industry, the Authority seeks to strengthen maritime administration in Kenya through enhancement of regulatory and institutional capacities for maritime safety and security, to foster effective implementation of international maritime conventions and other mandatory instruments on safety, security, promote maritime training, Search and Rescue, pollution prevention and the preservation of the marine environment as well as promote trade facilitation and maritime investments.


Terms of Service : Five-year contract (renewable), with medical cover

Remuneration (Kshs.); Basic salary: ,.00 to ,.00, House allowance: 70,.00, Commuter allowance: 24,.00

Job specification

Reporting to the DG, the duties and responsibilities of the Director’s level will entail: 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 performance 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. Advising 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 activities in the directorate 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; Liaising with recognized maritime organizations and ship owners in order to ensure effective implementation of international standards and carry out such investigations, audits, or inspections as deemed necessary. Preparing draft Board management papers for approval Participating in the recruitment of staff within the directorate Participating in the development and review of the Authority’s strategic plan Responding to enquiries on various matters from ship-owners, Seafarers Government agencies and individuals on maritime; Participating in various committees in the Authority

Person specification

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

A Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following; Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture, or equivalent from a recognized institution; Master Degree in any of the fields will be an added advantage; Certificate of Competency Class 1 – Master Mariner Unlimited (II/2) or Chief Engineer Unlimited (III/2) in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping , as amended; At least ten years’ work experience in Ship construction or ship technical operation or ship survey, five of which must be in a senior management position; Membership of a professional body and in good standing; Strategic leadership course Demonstrated results in work performance;

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