Kenya Trade Network Agency (KENTRADE) is a state Agency under treasury that is mandated to facilitate cross border trade, Establish, manage and implement the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System (KNESWS). The overall objective of the National Electronic Single Window System Project is to facilitate international trade by reducing delays and lowering costs associated with clearance of goods at the Kenyan borders while maintaining the requisite controls and collection of levies, fees duties and taxes, where applicable on imports or exports. We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:
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  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience12 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldSales / Marketing / Retail / Business Development 

Purpose for the Job

Provide strategic leadership to enhance the Agency’s ability to achieve its strategic goals and translate the Corporate Strategy into a set of measurable targets.
The role spearheads development and negotiation of the Agency’s Performance Contract and alignment of the entire organization in pursuit of the targets. The role is also responsible for marketing and communications and ensuring all internal and external projects are managed to incorporate best practice and ensure appropriate standards.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategic initiatives that ensure quality compliance.
  • Building a sustainable positive work environment and culture that promotes performance accountability and success in all departments.
  • Coordinate and ensure sustainability and continuous improvement of the Agency’s quality management system.
  • Ensure change management programs are implemented effectively and efficiently for quick adoption of initiatives.
  • Oversee the effective implementation of Projects within the Agency by overseeing the operations of project management at the Agency.
  • Oversees the monitoring and Evaluation of various projects and activities at the Agency.
  • Oversee the Business Development roles at the Agency.
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Agency’s marketing and communication functions, creating a culture of effective and efficient marketing and communication.
  • Coordinate and ensure understanding of the Company’s communication strategy and the protection of the KenTrade brand among its critical stakeholders.
  • Direct the maintenance of the Agency’s Quality Management System.
  • Pursue resource mobilization efforts from Development Partners.
  • Guide collaborations between the Agency and other organizations.
  • Develop the Agency capacity for collation and dissemination of trade statistics.
  • Oversees risk and compliance roles at the Agency in line with best practice and in compliance with the various legal and statutory requirements.
  • Guide the maintenance of the Business Continuity Planning at the Agency.
  • Provides periodic updates to the Board on the Performance Contract and Strategic Plan implementation;
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.

Minimum Academic, Professional Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Strategy,
  • Computer Science, Information Systems or related field from a
  • recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s degree Business Administration, Economics, Strategy,
  • Computer Science, Information Systems or related field from a
  • recognized institution;
  • Leadership Programme lasting not less than 4 weeks;
  • Membership to a relevant professional body
  • Experience of not less than twelve (12) years, seven (7) of which should be in a senior management position;
  • Must meet the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Method of Application


  • Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit their application letter, curriculum vitae (that contains details of qualifications, work experience, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates’ previous work experience) and copies of all certificates & relevant testimonials.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to obtain and submit valid copies of the following documents at the interviews;
  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations (CID)
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance form from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
  • Clearance certificate from a recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
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    • Biodata – General Contact information about the applicant
    • Academic qualifications – with the certificates attached;
    • Professional qualifications – with the certificates attached;
    • Employment history – Record of previous employers
    • Referees
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    • Input current and expected salary;
    • Submit application;
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