KMA Recruitment 2024 Open Jobs/Vacancies Application

KMA Recruitment 2024 recruitment portal, www.kma.go.ke is the official careers portal which KMA uses to hire interested candidates, and you will need it if you are considering applying for KMA Recruitment 2024.

As a State Corporation, The Kenya Maritime Authority annually recruits numerous Kenyans into various departments in her corporation, and recently, a lot of Kenyans have been asking about the 2024 KMA recruitment, qualifications, application form, starting and closing dates, as well as how to apply for KMA recruitment 2024.

However, consider this article an informative and comprehensive guide to KMA recruitment. KMA prospective candidates can now apply for KMA jobs through the instructions in this guide.

So, without wasting time, let us proceed.

About the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA)

The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) is a State Corporation whose mandate is to regulate, coordinate and oversee maritime affairs as guided by the Kenya Maritime Authority Act, 2006, the Merchant Shipping Act, 2009 and relevant Maritime International Conventions.

Kenya Maritime Authority was established in June 2004 as a self-government agency in charge of overseeing the Kenya Maritime Industry.

The Kenya Maritime Authority has always been seeking to strengthen maritime administration in Kenya through its recruitment process, hence will be finding out later on in this guide if KMA is recruiting.

Is KMA Recruitment 2024 Ongoing?

No, KMA recruitment 2024 is not ongoing. Although the careers portal of KMA is open, its 2024 recruitment is not ongoing.

Earlier this year, The Kenya Maritime Authority announced its recruitment exercise which interested candidates were opportune to apply for the exercise till 4th March 2024. The recruitment exercise saw a larger inflow of applications from competent candidates who were later appointed to roles in various departments at the Kenya Maritime Authority.

Jobs at Kenya Maritime Authority

The following are the job opportunities at the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) –

  • Ports & Shipping Services Officer
  • Licensing & Seaborne Trade Officer
  • Merchant Shipping Fees Officer
  • Office Administrator
  • Legal Officer – Board Secretariat
  • Driver
  • Office Assistant
  • Principal Licensing and Seaborne Trade Officer
  • Assistant Director
  • Office Administrator

There are, of course, quite some job opportunities at KMA that fit your area of specialization, you do not necessarily need to possess a degree pointing towards maritime or its equivalent.

Eligible Counties For KMA Recruitment 2024

The following are the counties in Kenya in which candidates need to reside to be able to apply for the Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) recruitment 2024:

MombasaKwaleKilifiTana RiverLamuGarissa
Taita/TavetaNandiTharaka-NithiEmbuIsioloMeru
Elgeyo/MarakwetBaringoMarsabitKituiMakueniNyandarua
LaikipiaNakuruMachakosWest PokotKiambuTurkana
NarokKajiadoNyeriManderaSamburuUasin Gishu
KerichoBometKirinyagaMurang’aWajirTrans Nzoia
KakamegaVihigaBungomaBusiaSiayaKisumu
Homa BayMigoriKisiiNyamiraNairobi City

KMA Recruitment Qualifications and Requirements

To apply for KMA recruitment, interested candidates must possess certain qualifications and skills and their applicable roles, hence following are the general qualifications and requirements needed for KMA recruitment –

  • You must be a Kenyan citizen with valid means of identification
  • You must possess a minimum of 5 credits in your KCSE or equivalent
  • You must have a minimum of first tertiary education degree/diploma
  • You must have a minimum of 2 working years of experience before the position you are applying for
  • You must know maritime regulations and conducts

The above details are the general qualifications and requirements for KMA recruitment. Qualifications including requirements and years of experience vary at The Kenya Maritime Authority depending on the job position you are applying for.

KMA Recruitment Application Portal

www.kma.go.ke is the official recruitment portal of The Kenya Maritime Authority where the KMA recruitment hiring process takes place. If you are applying for a job vacancy at KMA, you will be using the KMA recruitment portal to stay posted on the job vacancy.

How to Apply for KMA Recruitment 2024

Interested candidates prepare their application letter, accompanied by their CV and other detailed documents emailed in pdf format to: jobskma2024@kma.go.ke.

Alternatively, you can submit your application letter, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic documents, and other required credentials delivered to the office of the: 

Director General, Kenya Maritime Authority, Sixth (6th) Floor, located at KMA Towers along Mbaraki Road (next to the Little Theatre), Mombasa between 0745hrs.

KMA Recruitment Application Deadline

There currently is no deadline for KMA recruitment since it is not ongoing.

Kenya Maritime Authority Salary

Kenya Maritime Authority’s salary varies depending on the department you are working under. Also, your role precisely at the Kenya Maritime Authority affects your salary.

However, the average salary range at KMA is Kshs 31,000.00 to 63,500.00.

Importance Information

The following is the information you need to note about the Kenya Maritime Authority Recruitment 2024

  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid compliance certificates from KRR, CRB, HELB, and DCI.
  • Successful candidates must adhere to the provisions on Leadership and Integrity as enshrined in Chapter VI of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. 
  • Kenya Maritime Authority is an equal opportunity employer and any qualified Kenyans including persons with disabilities and women are encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification.