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Nov 14, 2017

Head of Maritime Safety Job in Mombasa, Kenya

Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA)

Job Vacancy: Head of Maritime Safety
 
Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development with the core mandate to regulate, coordinate and oversee maritime affairs for maximum socio-economic benefits in line with national standards and international conventions guided by the Kenya Maritime Act, Cap 370 and the Merchant Shipping Act, Cap 389.
 
 
Vision: To be a leading maritime Authority transforming Kenya into a globally competitive nation.
 
Mission: To ensure sustainable, safe, secure, clean and efficient water transport for the benefit of stakeholders.
 
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above vacancy.
 
Purpose: Responsible for overseeing and implementing port state, flag state, maritime pollution prevention, maritime education and training, search and rescue, maritime casualty investigation, management of wrecks and development of ship construction standards and ensuring compliance.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responding to enquiries on various matters from ship-owners, seafarers, MOT Government Agencies and individuals on maritime;
  • Planning and assigning work to staff;
  • Handling disputes between ship owners and seafarers
  • Ensuring proper implementation of the strategic plan and performance contract;
  • Implementing the Boards and management committee decision in safety;
  • Coordinating consultancies and ensuring that KMA interests are safeguarded
  • Visiting ships that may have complex problems; and
  • Overseeing the registration of vessels
  • Overseeing maritime education and training
Person Specifications
 
Qualifications
  • MSc. Degree in Maritime Affairs with Marine Engineering or Nautical Science or Maritime Safety Administration or Maritime Environmental Administration.
Professional Qualifications
  • Certificate of Competency as a Chief Engineer (Foreign going) issued in accordance with the 1978 STCW Convention, or
  • Certificate of Competency as a Master (Foreign going) issued in accordance with the 1978 STCW Convention, as amended.
Experience
  • 10 years of post-qualification of Chief Engineer or Master Certificate with no limitation.
  • 10 years’ experience as a Ship Officer in management level or shore/harbour based maritime ship safety related duties at management level.
Skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Team player and strong leadership and organization skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
The candidate to be selected must adhere to the provisions of Chapter VI on Leadership and integrity, as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Interested candidates must submit certificates of compliance from the Kenya Revenue Authority, the Credit Reference Bureau, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, the Higher Education Loans Board and a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department.
 
Interested candidates can also access the advertisement in the KMA website www.kma.go.ke

KMA is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. 

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
 
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
 
Applicants who meet the specified requirements should send their application letters with their detailed CVs, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials together with day-time telephone contact, contacts of three referees, current and expected remuneration to:
 
The Director General
Kenya Maritime Authority
P.O.. Box 95076 — 80104, 
Mombasa
 
And e-mail [email protected]
 
Or drop the application at Kenya Maritime Authority, White House, 2nd Floor, Moi Avenue, near Dock yard, Mombasa. 

So as to reach not later than 5th December, 2017.

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