Getting a job in KRA is one of the most coveted things by most Kenya. Some of the reasons are; the employees are paid well, KRA is a brand that many just want to be associated with while others think there are deals for making money once you are sent to the field.
Deals are there, especially in Customs sections and many employees fight to be taken to border points or ports where there is clearance of goods. Others deals are in taking log book and license issuance sections.
KRA is very strict on integrity; and it’s no wonder that most employees go through a paramilitary training to instill some responsibility and discipline in them. However, corruption cases still exists.
A recent case of a log book scam has seen two Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials suspended over the illegal issuance of 1,000 motor vehicle logbooks.
KRA Commissioner General John Njiraini says that the scandal was unearthed during a routine check up on details of one of the vehicles.
Njiraini told journalists that the logbooks could not be accounted for the months June 2011 and in January 2013, prompting an investigation.
“We suspect the logbooks have been lost and in circulation and therefore caution the public. Two staff members directly involved in the handling of logbooks in question have been suspended and ongoing investigations will establish what further action will be taken against them,” he said adding that the probe will also seek to establish any omissions by other members of staff that facilitated the loss.
He has cautioned members of the public to be on the lookout for log books within serial numbers S172501- S173000 and those between S363501- S364000.
However he did not quantify the amount of revenue lost from the scam saying that it will be determined by the investigations.
Company Profile: Our Client operates in major industrial sectors like automobiles, steel and engineering, chemicals, information technology and hospitality
Job Purpose: This position is responsible for the logistics management for non-auto businesses in Kenya
Key Responsibilities: Liaise with supplier to ensure timely issue of Pro Forma invoice, Certificate of Conformity and originals of all relevant import documents.
Liaise with clearing agent to avoid demurrage/storage charges, ensure timely issue of import declaration form, direct loading of cargo, clearing documents and lodging of customs entry. Handling insurance (including claims) for cargo, stock, goods in transit Handling import costing. Follow up with accounts department for payment of customs entry Verifying all bills before submission to accounts department Receive cargo at port and clearing agent yard and verify as per packing list. Regular stock monitoring and record keeping of all imports & sales. Verification of imported goods and stock with system. Liaise with sales and purchase team for current and future procurement and delivery plans. Daily/Weekly report to Business Development Head
Desired Profile Must have logistics company exposure Understanding of import/export procedure Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills High level of business orientation and understanding Diploma in Logistics Management Minimum of 5 years experience in handling export, import and logistics
Competencies: Understanding of import/export procedure Excellent communication & interpersonal skills Computer literacy Correspondence Understand import trade processes Excellent presentation skills
To apply for this position send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the position in the subject line and preferred location. Kindly also mention your current/ last salary and benefits. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Supply Chain/Logistics Manager at Chemonics / Kenya Pharma in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
Chemonics/Kenya Pharma is a USAID funded project that seeks to establish and operate a reliable, sustainable pharmaceutical supply chain management system. Its aim is to forecast, procure, store, and distribute drugs, supplies, and equipment needed for the care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS in Kenya.
Chemonics/Kenya Pharma has the following vacancy.
SUPPLYCHAIN / LOGISTICSMANAGER
Reports to: Director of Technical Coordination
The Supply Chain / Logistics Manager will be responsible for Kenya Pharma’s inbound drug shipments, customs clearance, warehousing and outbound deliveries to the service delivery points.
Specific Duties & responsibilities
Liaise with the shipment subcontractor and ensure commodities are shipped from the supplier and cleared with customs in a timely manner;
Coordinate arrival of shipments into the warehouse.
Warehousing & Inventory Management:
Oversee warehousing practices to ensure appropriate handling of commodities;
Coordinate the receipt and dispatch of the commodities from the warehouse;
Manage buffer stock levels and work with the procurement and forecasting and quantification managers to ensure availability of buffer stocks at all times in the warehouses; and
Plan and manage semi-annual inventory and warehouse inspections.
Liaise with the warehouse team for the management of drug orders, authorize emergency deliveries to facilities, and manage reverse logistics when required;
Coordinate with the transport subcontractor to ensure efficiency in delivery of commodities to sites as well as proper tracking and tracing of commodities.
Management and Reporting:
Provide overall management and supervision of subcontractors;
Identify areas of potential improvements/efficiencies;
Work with project team to develop and deliver training on various areas of supply chain management; and
Implement ISO 9001 principles and Chemonics and USAID regulations in supply chain management.
B.A. (Masters preferred) in supply chain management required, or equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience;
Minimum 8 years project management experience, including supply chain and logistics operations management, subcontracts supervision and management;
Experience managing health commodity supplies will be an added advantage;
Thorough knowledge of USAID and its contractual and reporting requirements;
Strong understanding of GOK customs clearance procedures and processes.
Send your CV and cover letter with three professional referees to: email@example.com not later than 6th May, 2012.
Please include position title in the subject line of the email.
For a more comprehensive scope of work for this position, visit www.kenyapharma.org/about_us/careers
Logistics Officer at International Medical Corps (IMC) in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
International Medical Corps (IMC) is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide.
IMC is seeking to fill the following positions for Somalia program.
LOGISTICSOFFICER – Somalia
This position of high dependability will serve the Somalia mission in Nairobi and Somalia. S/he will be based in Nairobi and spend 60% of his/her time in Somalia.
Supply chain management with special emphasis on the following:
Cargo shipping and tracking
Import/Export customs clearance
Activities documenting and reporting
Qualifications and experience:
University degree (preferably in Supply Chain Management).
Certification in Humanitarian Logistics (Desired)
At least 3 years’ experience in a Logistics department, preferably in a Humanitarian Organization.
Must be computer literate (MS Word, Excel etc.)
Experience using radio VHF–HF communication and satellite communications.
Previous work experience in and knowledge of Somali is preferred.
Must be fluent in spoken and written English and Somali languages.
Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 23rd February 2012.
Consolidations Officer at Ufanisi Freighters in Mombasa – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies
A leading Company in Export and Import Industry dealing in Warehousing, Clearing and Forwarding, Packaging and Removal services and Transport with offices in Mombasa and Nairobi has an opening for a Consolidations Officer:
Education and experience:
Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or a related field required.
Any course on the logistics. Preferably in shipping industry.
Must have a clear understanding of East African Customs Management Act including documentation in shipping, air freighting and clearing and forwarding.
Effective communication skills – both oral and written
Highly developed teamwork skills – ability to work with others and embrace team work.
Detailed knowledge and proven experience in air cargo, sea freight cargo clearance, load planning and load construction.
Strong understanding of commercial aviation industry, sea and transportation of cargo.
Strong understanding of cargo documentations and regulations required to ship different kind of goods. Strong understanding of maritime laws and understands both import and export procedures.
IATA Dangerous Goods Pack or Accept qualifications
Ability to lead in an environment of constant change
Good interpersonal skills
Demonstrated effectiveness in holding conversations with customers and giving progress reports.
Demonstrated ability to increase productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches and departmental contribution – commitment to continuous learning.
Experience working in a flexible, employee empowering work environment.
Analytical and enquiring mind
How to Apply
Please send your application letter and CV to email@example.com
Reporting to the Operations Director, the role ensures the company’s full compliance to custom regulations as well as managing the clearing and forwarding activities across all Operations within East and Central Africa.
The role is based in Kenya but with frequent regional travel.
Initial key responsibilities include:-
Advice management on customs regulations, implications on all major business decisions, Research and give briefs on local and regional customs operations affecting Group’s operations
Ensure compliance with Customs requirements and regulations in relation to product declarations
Execute, monitor and ensure customs bonds and other security bonds are maximized and retired on time
Reconcile all export products and ensure lodgment and settlement of duty drawback claims
Liaise with clearing and forwarding agents to ensure declarations and surrender of custom documents
Oversee regional product clearing process and respond to all issue raised by Revenue Authority
Liaise with revenue authorities and other stakeholders in all countries of operations, to resolve arising tax issues
Team leadership and development
Effectively support Operations and Supply teams through efficiency of this function.
A university degree in a related field with at least four years experience in a similar role in the oil industry or handling oil products clearing activities.
Understands Clearing and Forwarding Operations as well as industry customs documentation
Has a good understanding of regional tax regimes and Oil Industry operations (importation, loading and exportation)
Excellent performance track record
A self driven individual with excellent planning, problem solving, leadership and analytical skills.
Good negotiation and networking skills
An assertive team player with unquestioned integrity.
Qualifying candidates should send their application letter together with a detailed CV and other testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 18th November 2011
NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted.