Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya – KPA 2019
Job Employment Kenya: Massive Recruitment by the Government of Kenya – KPA 2019
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Depot Engineer

Reporting
to the Head of Inland Container Depot, the job holder is tasked with overseeing
maintenance and repair works of all ICD’s mobile/plant equipment, electrical,
and civil. He is the head of technical section, supervises and coordinates the
activities of Mobile Plant and Vehicles, Electrical and Civil unit heads.

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Handling administrative, maintenance
and repair matters in the Engineering section with the Depot

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Providing sectional leadership and
bear overall responsibility and accountability to the section performance
delivery on the maintenance, repair and availability of adequate and reliable
equipment, vehicles, electrical and civil works.
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Preparing annual performance
appraisal reports for subordinates.
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Coordinating all the planned
preventive and corrective maintenance in the section
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Initiating all the development
projects to be undertaken in the Depot.
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Ensuring proper safety procedure
implementation and safe/clean environment.
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Liaising with Operation Officers for
purposes of assessing equipment requirements and plans maintenance and repair
activities accordingly to maximize efficiency in cargo handling service
delivery
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Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in
Mechanical or Electrical and Electronics or Mechatronics Engineering or
Automotive Engineering or in any other relevant field from a recognized
institution
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Be registered as an Engineer with
Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) with current annual practicing license.
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Be a valid member with the Institute
of Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and of good standing
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Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in overseeing maintenance and repair work of equipment with at least
three (3) years served at supervisory level
If
you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant
criteria for this role, please submit your application including copies of your
academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae,
including among other details your current position, current remuneration,
email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees.
Reporting to the Head of Inland
Container Depots, the holder is a representative of Head of Financial
Accounting and ensures that the revenue and expenditure transactions and books
of accounts are well maintained, correctly done and presented.
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Ensuring timely billing of charges
secured as per the tariff and dispatching to respective firms done promptly.
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Ensuring comprehensive collection of
funds through effective credit control, safe custody of cash collected and
prompt payment of staff allowances.
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Managing the credit control policy by
ensuring that regulations and policies are adhered to by monitoring the credit
levels and period.
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Ensuring timely attention is given to
resolving customer queries and problems to do with their accounts
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Overseeing the day to day financial
functions of the ICDs and liaising with Financial and Management Accounting
departments on financial issues pertaining to ICDs.
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Ensuring timely attention is given to
resolving audit queries.
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Preparing monthly and annual
financial performance reports and returns.
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Maintaining books of accounts and
ensuring that posting is done regularly and updated in the system.
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Preparing the annual budgets for the
Depots and defending the budget at the corporate budget committee.
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Analyzing and responding to the
monthly budget overruns and ensuring that corrective measures are instituted on
negative variances
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Giving financial advice to the HICDs
on effective budget control system and ensuring ICDs budget is maintained
within laid down policies and guidelines.
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Be holder of a Bachelor of Commerce
(Accounting Option) or its equivalent from a recognized institution
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Be a Certified Public Accountant CPA
(K) or its equivalent from a recognized professional body.
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Be a member of Institute of Chartered
of Certified Public Accountant (ICPAK) or any other internationally recognized
accounting body and be of good standing
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Have not less than five (5) years of
experience in ensuring revenue and expenditure transactions and books of
accounts are well maintained, correctly done and presented with at least three
(3) years served at a managerial level
If you believe you can clearly
demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please
submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other
details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone
contacts of three (3) professional referees.
Reporting to the General Manager
Operations, the job holder is responsible for overseeing proper, effective and
timely delivery of logistics support services to cargo Operations and driving
results in cargo operations through development and execution of logistics
plans.
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Managing Port Logistics Operations
and ensuring timely and cost effective delivery of services.
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Coordinating and providing logistics
support to cargo Operations.
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Identifying any operational
bottlenecks towards achieving good productivity and looking for solutions.
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Ensuring efficiency in Cargo movement
and storage (Good traffic flow system).
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Analysing data, Monitoring
performance and planning for improvement.
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Providing specialized advice to the
General Manager Operations on Logistics matters.
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Ensuring efficient planning and
coordination of the operations by offering Logistics advice where applicable.
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Ensuring overall target set for the
branch are archived and sustained.
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Knowledge in Port Operations will be
an added advantage
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Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in provision of logistics services with at least three (3) years
served at a supervisory level.
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Be a valid member of a relevant
professional body and be of good standing
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Possess a Diploma in Shipping or Port
Management /Operations from a recognised institution
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Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in
any of the following fields; Maritime Affairs, Business Administration,
Logistics, Transport, Shipping or in any other relevant field from a recognized
institution
If you believe you can clearly
demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please
submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other
details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone
contacts of three (3) professional referees.
Reporting to the Head of Inland
Container Depot, the job holder is responsible for ensuring effective and
efficient overall planning, directing, and supervision, execution of operations
& KWATOS system for prompt delivery of service at the Inland Container
Depot Nairobi.
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Liaising with all stakeholders and
government agencies at the Depot to ensure efficient delivery of services.
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Determining the labor and equipment
requirements required for smooth operations of ICDN operations
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Ensuring Rail, Yard, Shed and Gate
operations achieve maximum output while utilizing optimum resources.
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Ensuring prompt preparation and
distribution of the work schedules to enable efficient execution of the depot
operations.
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Monitoring implementation of the
operation plans and incase of deviation ensure corrective action is taken.
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Liaising with the Engineering
personnel to avail equipment for planned maintenance and to ensure that
breakdowns are attended to promptly.
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Controlling and ensure that all KPA
charges are secured after they are computed accurately and promptly.
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Conducting both pre and
post-operation review and report the areas of concern to the Head of Inland
Container Depots.
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Ensuring cargo documentation and
monitoring & control is done through the system.
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Liaising with counterparts and
stakeholders and advises on all issues related KWATOS system that are affecting
Operations.
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Organizing/conducting the stake-holders
monthly meetings.
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Advising management on trends and
operational activities and conduct post operation review for remedial action.
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Ensuring that hazardous, refrigerated
and other special cargo/ containerized or loose are handled in accordance with
the Authority Rules and Regulation.
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Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in
any of the following fields: Maritime Affairs, Business Administration,
Logistics, Transport, Shipping or in any other relevant field from a recognized
institution
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Those with degrees in other fields
but possess a Diploma in Shipping or Port Management/Operations will also be
considered.
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A Master’s Degree in any of the above
fields from a recognized institution will be an added advantage
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Be a valid member of a recognized professional
body and be of good standing
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Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in logistics operations planning with at least three (3) years
served at a managerial level
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Knowledge of Port Operations will be
an added advantage.
If you believe you can clearly
demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please
submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other details
your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts of
three (3) professional referees.
Reporting to the Head of Marine
Operations, the job holder is responsible for overseeing the fire fighting and
prevention services in all areas within the authority’s jurisdiction.
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Overseeing training of new recruits
and in-serving fire service staff to maintain high standards.
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Ensuring compliance with staff
regulations, Harbour Regulations 1970, Circulars and Notices issued from time
to time.
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Participating in the preparation of
budgetary proposals and controls.
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Coordinating firefighting and
prevention activities within the jurisdiction of the Kenya Ports Authority.
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Conducting fire risk assessment,
surveys and inspection of premises during construction/alterations, formulate
fire plans and advise management on all aspects of fire precautions.
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Ensuring fire safety inspections,
issuance of fire permits and guarding of all hot works, explosives, bunkering
services and that appropriate charges are raised and secured.
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Ensuring safe working procedures are
adhered at all times.
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Ensuring special service calls
(assist in pumping out water from sea crafts, rescue operations, provision of
water under pressure etc.) are conducted safely, effectively and timely.

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Overseeing fire safety training for
employees and port users through fire service drills and use of fire
appliances.
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Organizing first aid trainings,
examinations, re-examinations, competitions and other related activities for
the employees.
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Overseeing the investigation of fire
incidents and recommending preventive measures.
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Ensuring effective and timely
co-ordination with other fire and rescue emergency responders.
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Be a holder of a Bachelor of Science
or its equivalent from a recognized institution
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Possess Advanced Fire Fighting
Certificate from a recognized Institution.
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Be a member of the Institute of Fire
Engineers (IFE) or any other relevant professional body
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Should be trained in Disaster
Management and Emergency Evacuation
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Have sound Knowledge of Directorate
of Occupational Safety & Health Services Legislation (DOSHS)
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Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in provision of firefighting and prevention services with at least
three (3) years served at a managerial level
If you believe you can clearly
demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please
submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other
details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone contacts
of three (3) professional referees.
Reporting
to the Principal Mechanical Engineer ( Lifting and Transfer Equipment), the job
holder is responsible for co-ordination of all departmental shift activities
involving equipment assigned in Authority operation zones and ensuring that
there is optimum equipment availability in line with departmental objectives.
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Controlling work in shift.
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Liaising with operations for
resources mobilization (Shift).
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Carrying out deadline monitoring work
compilation and settlement of work maintenance orders.
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Evaluating equipment maintenance.
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Preparing equipment availability
reports.
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Providing information on equipment
specifications as per requirement.
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Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in
Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution.
·        
Be registered as an Engineer with
Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)
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Be a valid member of the Institute of
Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and be of good standing
·        
Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in shift management with at least three (3) years served at
supervisory level.
·        
Knowledge in Port Operations and
Equipment will be an added advantage
If
you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant
criteria for this role, please submit your application including copies of your
academic and professional certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae,
including among other details your current position, current remuneration,
email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees.
Reporting to the Head of Conventional
Cargo Engineering, the job holder is responsible for management of planning and
maintenance of electrical/electronics of equipment in the department.
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Liaising with other unit heads for
resources mobilization.
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Planning, monitoring, implementing,
and evaluating electronics equipment maintenance.
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Initiating work orders and
requisitions of spares parts, materials and tools.
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Performing work orders completion and
settlement of costs.
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Implementing procurement plans for
materials, spares, and tools.
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Reviewing work reports of section
engineers.
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Planning for and monitoring uses of
resources.
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Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in
Electrical Engineering from a recognized institution.
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Be registered Engineer with Engineers
Board of Kenya.
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Be a valid member of the Institute of
Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and be of good standing
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Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in providing support in planning and maintenance of equipment with
at least three (3) years served at a managerial level.
·        
Knowledge of Port Operations and
Equipment will be an added advantage
If you believe you can clearly
demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please
submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other
details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone
contacts of three (3) professional referees.
Reporting to the Head of Civil
Engineering Department, the job holder is responsible for Coordinating,
planning and executing maintenance of Ports infrastructure and the housing
estates, Bandari College, KPA Nursery Schools and Welfare Facilities.
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Coordinating, planning and running
various workshops such as carpentry, rail, truck, and, metal work among others
and oversee the activities at the workshop.
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Coordinating, planning, designing and
constructing minor projects.
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Ensuring the timely completion of
work programmes by proper supervision of staff.
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Overseeing plan implementation of
maintenance and directs projects.
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Recommending requisition of materials
for maintenance and ensuring that the same is utilized properly.
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Recommending duty travel, leave,
imprest cash payment, third party payments, material requisitions and work
orders in the SAP system.
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Overseeing civil engineering aspects of
CSR projects.
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Preparation of EXCOM Memos.
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Be a holder of a Bachelors and a
Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized
institution
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Be registered as an Engineer with
Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) with valid annual practicing certificate.
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Be a valid member of the Institute of
Engineers of Kenya (IEK) and be of good standing
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Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in maintenance of infrastructure in a reputable organization
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Knowledge in Port Infrastructure and
Operations will be an added advantage.
If you believe you can clearly
demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please
submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other
details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone
contacts of three (3) professional referees.
Reporting to the Principal Operations
Officer (Ship), the job holder is responsible for monitoring, controlling and
allocating resources in order to meet the day to day operational requirements
to achieve the Authority’s set targets as per Performance contract.
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Liaising with the Shift Managers,
Ship and yard Planner for allocation of labour, equipment and other resources
for all planned activities.
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Receiving and acting on Work Plans
from Ship and yard planner and Resource requisition for efficient distribution
of Resources.
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Ensuring preparation and maintenance
of accurate and up to date records of Resources.
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Ensuring sensitive work areas are
given priority.
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Monitoring implementation of the
plans and in case of deviation ensure corrective action is taken so that the
operations proceed as planned
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Ensuring proper roster of weekly
shifts for the operators/ drivers and labour, keeping records of leave rosters.
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Ensuring safety rules and regulations
in respect of the equipment are well followed.
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Ensuring that overtime working is
within the approved budget.
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Ensuring that KPA Staff Regulations,
KPA Tariff, Harbour Regulations 1970, Circulars and Notices issued from time to
time are complied with.
·        
Be a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in
any of the following fields: Maritime Affairs, Business Administration,
Logistics, Transport, Shipping or in any other relevant field from a recognized
institution
·        
Those with degrees in other fields
but possess a Diploma in Shipping or Port Management/Operations will also be
considered.
·        
Have not less than five (5) years’
experience in operations resource management with at least three (3) years
served at managerial level
·        
Knowledge in Port Operations will be
an added advantage.
If you believe you can clearly
demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for this role, please
submit your application including copies of your academic and professional
certificates, testimonials and your curriculum vitae, including among other
details your current position, current remuneration, email and telephone
contacts of three (3) professional referees.
Email or hard copy applications will
not be accepted. 
Only those applications submitted
through the e-recruitment portal will be considered. To be considered, your
application must be received by not later than 
26 February 2019 addressed to:
Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi,
Kenya

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