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Deputy Commissioner – Policy & International Affairs

DEPARTMENT:        Customs & Border Control

DIVISION:     Policy &International Affairs



Providing strategic leadership as well as formulating and implementing policies / strategies  in the Policy Division in accordance to the relevant legislative laws, regulations and operating procedures


  • Managerial /Supervisory responsibilities
  • Overseeing legislative changes and interpretation thereof 
  • Participation at the national and regional budget making process.;
  • Provision of technical and law interpretative guidance and support to the dept. and operations
  • Overseeing Implementation of policy changes
  • Maintain Departmental liaison with National Treasury 
  • Reviewing and aligning operational procedures to any legislative/administrative changes
  • Coordination of Quality Management System (QMS) audits, External and internal Audit function
  • Coordination of licensing of Clearing Agents and facilities such as Bonded warehouses
  • Coordination of dispute resolution mechanism.
  • Overseeing EAC and International Networks including Coordination of the Single Custom Territory affairs
  • Development, execution and Monitoring of  MOUs and MAAs with the regional and international partners

Job Dimensions

Financial responsibility

  • Development & utilization of Divisional budgets.
  • Responsibility of Physical assets
  • Responsible over office assets

Decision making /Job influence

  • Makes managerial, strategic and financial decisions.
  • Assigns, monitor and evaluates work of Direct reports

Working Conditions

  • Works predominantly within the office with minimal field visits during engagements with other stakeholders.


  • A bachelor’s degree in a business-related field from a recognized institution
  • Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in Customs Administration institution
  • Membership to a professional body is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of Ten (10) years’ work experience in relevant field within Customs or equivalent environment with at least Five (5) years in a senior management role. 

Functional skills/Behavioural competencies /attributes

  • Strategic agility
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills
  • Customs Business Understanding
  • Customs Legislation and Regulation
  • Knowledge in Customs procedures
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  3. All applications should be submitted online by 5.00 pm on 10th February 2022.
  4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  5. KRA does not charge any application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.

 How to Apply

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