KRA Manager Research Job – KESRA


JOB GROUP:                         KRA 6

STATION:                             NAIROBI


Overall purpose of the Job

Contribute to the delivery of KESRA’s strategy including promoting excellence in the contribution of Research.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement Research Strategies to enhance revenue growth in line with KESRA Strategy and Business plan
  • Coordinate and supervise research activities and projects
  • Provide strategic and policy direction for the research unit
  • Organize annual conferences whose output inform policy decisions in KRA and other tax, customs and fiscal policy institutions
  • Professionally manage the African Customs and Tax Review which is an African level research journal managed by the School
  • Coordinate researchers and expert panels to enhance quality paper development, review and publication
  • Link the School with key global research centers for joint research processes and other research initiatives

Core Competencies

  • IT proficiency
  • Communication skills
  • Writing skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Specialized technical skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to share and transfer knowledge to others and reuse shared knowledge.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and people skills, with a self driven attitude;

Requirements for Appointment

  • Must possess Masters degree in relevant field
  • Membership with a relevant professional body
  • At least seven (7) years Research experience in a similar environment of which at least three (3) years will have been at management level
  • Proven track record of managing a productive research unit with an output of at-least 50 research papers per year published in globally recognized peer reviewed journals
  • Must be actively affiliated to an appropriate professional body
  • Must demonstrate ability to attract research funds and consultancy assignments


  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 Wednesday, 14th August, 2019.
  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.

Job Application Guidelines


  • Go to 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
  • 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’.

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