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Kenya Revenue Authority Hiring Commissioner General

Kenya Revenue Authority Hiring Commissioner General,

Kenya Revenue Authority Hiring Commissioner General

Commissioner General

Kenya Revenue Authority (“the Authority”) is established by an Act of Parliament with the mandate of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya.

The Authority also plays crucial roles in support of the country’s development agenda as outlined in various Government of Kenya policy documents and programs including Vision 2030 and the Kenya Kwanza Government core pillars, namely: Agriculture and Food Security, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) and Financing, Housing, Health Access and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Creative Economy.

The Authority’s agenda as defined in its 8th Corporate Plan includes revenue mobilization through tax simplification, technology-driven compliance and tax base expansion.

Job Profile

In pursuit of the goals above, the Authority seeks to recruit the Commissioner General who, as Chief Executive Officer, will lead the institution through its transformative journey.

The Commissioner General as the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Authority, the management of its funds and property and for providing leadership to the Authority’s staff. He/she will ensure that the Authority operates in line with its Vision “To become a Globally Trusted Revenue Agency, Facilitating Tax and Customs Compliance”.

The Commissioner General is the Accounting Officer of the Authority and a member of the Board of Directors.


The job will involve the following responsibilities:

  1. Efficient and prudent management of funds and property of the Authority.
  2. Provide leadership in identifying key result areas, and rally staff towards delivery of the Authority’s goals.
  3. Promote revenue collection activities in line with Government of Kenya targets.
  4. Foster a conducive environment that encourages compliance with Tax and Customs legislation.
  5. Promote tax administration practices that facilitate trade and business growth.
  6. Building and sustaining sound working relationships with Government agencies, tax payers and other stakeholders.
  7. As the Chief spokesman for the Authority, promote a positive image of the institution.
  8. Serving as the Authority’s ambassador on Tax and Customs matters at both regional and international levels.
  9. Ensure there is effective communication between management and the board; and between different levels of management and staff.
  10. Maintain a conducive work environment to attract, retain and motivate employees, and foster a corporate culture that promotes ethical practices and good corporate citizenship.
  11. Facilitate the preparation of budgets, operational proposals, annual plans, and corporate policies, for discussion by the board and promptly implement decisions and resolutions adopted by the board.
  12. Consistently strive to achieve the financial, revenue targets and other operating goals of the Authority.
  13. Spearhead the Authority’s digital transformational agenda.
  14. Perform such other functions as the board may assign from time to time.


  1. Be a Kenya Citizen;
  2. First Degree from a reputable accredited University and relevant business professional qualifications;
  3. Masters’ Degree in Finance, Business, Economics or Law;
  4. At least fifteen (15) years working experience of which ten (10) must be at senior leadership level in large public or private entities;
  5. Demonstrate compliance with the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and The Leadership and Integrity Act and
  6. Knowledge of Fiscal and Tax Policy and Administration shall confer an added advantage.


Key Competencies

  1. Ability to conceive, communicate and implement initiatives with broad strategic impact;
  2. Serve as transformation catalyst and possess the ability to drive innovation and manage change;
  3. Ability to effect positive culture change in the organization
  4. Be performance driven with ability to optimize results through teams;
  5. Demonstrate ability to liaise with top levels officials in government, public and private sectors;
  6. Have ability to stand pressure, stand by principle and be resilient
  7. Have strong ability to persuade and influence others;
  8. Possess high standards of integrity and ability to instil the same among teams;
  9. Demonstrate strong problem-solving skills and possess strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills.


Application Requirements
1. Candidates interested in the above position must submit the following:

  1. Application letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three (3) Referees;
  4. Certified copies of Certificates and National Identity Card;
  5. Current and valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority;
  6. Current and valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Educations Loans Board;
  7. Current and valid Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  8. Current and valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations; and
  9. Current clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau.


2. Shortlisted Candidates will be required to present originals of the documents listed above in 1 (iv) to (ix) during the interviews.


Package Details

A contract of employment with an attractive and competitive package will be offered to the successful candidate. This position is on a five (5) year contract, renewable once based on performance.

The applications should be addressed to:

The Chairman
Kenya Revenue Authority, Times Tower building
30th Floor
P. O. Box 48240 -00100 NAIROBI


Interested candidates should drop their applications in the tender box located at the Chairman’s Office, Times Tower Building, 30th Floor and, also, send applications by email to the address below: chairman@kra.go.ke

All applications must be received on or before 25th April 2023.

Job Application Guidelines


  • Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login and then click on the ‘Register’ button to start the application process.
  • After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  • After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  • Key in your username and password then click on ‘Log in’ to access your account.
  • After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  • On the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page, go to the tab ‘Candidate Profile’.
  • Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  • The process will end by clicking the tab “Overview and Release”.
  • Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  • To view the open job postings, click on the tab ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page.
  • Under the heading ‘Job Search’ click the ‘Start’ button to view all available vacancies.
  • Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  • To apply for the position, click ‘Apply’ button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  • Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  • To complete the process of application, click the ‘Send Application Now’ button after reviewing and accepting the ‘Data Privacy Statement’.

In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke


If you experience any delay in receiving an email notification at the end of the e-recruitment registration process, please refresh your email. In case of any challenge, please send your query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

Kenya Revenue Authority does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer)

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