Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) – Assistant Manager – Intelligence Collection.

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Assistant Manager – Intelligence collection

Job Purpose

This role is responsible for managing collection of both Customs & Domestic Tax intelligence from various sources and converting it into intelligence briefs/summaries for review.

The role is also responsible for implementing effective intelligence gathering frameworks and strategies geared towards enhancing revenue collection

Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Implementation of policies, procedures and frameworks to facilitate the process of Customs and domestic tax intelligence collection
  • Reviewing the Supervisor’s performance targets on a regular basis and provide support in achieving the targets.
  • Other roles as may be tasked by the Manager, Intelligence Collection-HQ.

Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Day-to-day operations, supervision of performance and development of staff in the unit.
  • Generate unit work plans and strategies with the team and forward to the manager for review and approval.
  • Identify sectors, industries and other risk areas requiring intelligence collection relating to Customs and domestic taxes
  • Manage the activities of field intelligence officers/supervisors to ensure adequate collection of intelligence for improved quality of intelligence.
  • Review field intelligence briefs and summaries for dissemination to the Analysis and Production office.
  • Implement work plans for Customs and domestic tax Intelligence collection.
  • Identify training needs, training partners and recommend officers for training in the relevant courses.
  • Identify appropriate resources; financial, technical and human, for efficient Customs and domestic tax intelligence collection.
  • Ensure quality of the intelligence output and submit to Manager for review
  • Manage the process of recruitment of quality informants/informers to ensure reliability and accuracy of information received.
  • Undertake covert operations with multi-agency teams to curb tax evasion/illicit trade as assigned by the Manager.
  • Generate/Review tactical/operational reports on emerging tax evasion schemes.
  • Undertake operational reporting
  • Implement work plans for corporate initiatives in the unit including: Audit, Integrity, QMS and Risk Management.
  • Promote initiatives to improve ethics, culture and facilitate change management in the unit.

 Job Dimensions:

  1. Financial Responsibility


  1. Responsibility for Physical Assets


III. Decision Making / Job Influence

Operational decisions in intelligence collection and identification of tax fraud schemes to mitigate revenue loss.

  1. Working Conditions

Office & Field setting

Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law, Public Administration, Management, International Relations, Economics, Business, Finance or related disciplines from a recognized university.
  • Master’s degree in relevant fields is an added advantage.

Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • Possession of relevant professional qualification(s), Membership in Management professional bodies and Post Graduate degree in Tax & Customs Administration is an added advantage.

Previous relevant work experience required.

  • At least four (4) years’ progressive work experience in the areas of taxation, risk management or intelligence management.
  • At least one (1) year in a supervisory role.
  • Experience in a financial sector will provide an added advantage.

 Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrated Knowledge in intelligence collection.
  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Possess good organization and planning skills.
  • Focused and result oriented individual.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated high level of integrity
  • Able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with multi-agency stakeholders.

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


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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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