KMA Recruitment 2024/2025 Job Vacancies Application Portal

The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) has announced the commencement of its 2024/2025 recruitment exercise. This guide will provide you with all the essential information, including the commencement date, available positions, application requirements, and deadlines.

KMA Recruitment 2024/2025

The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), established in June 2004, is responsible for the national maritime administration. Its role includes advancing, regulating, promoting, and facilitating maritime investments. The management has announced new job vacancies, inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates.

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Kenya Maritime Authority Job Vacancies 2024

  1. Office Assistants
  2. Drivers
  3. Office Administrators
  4. Legal Officers
  5. Merchant Shipping Fees Officers
  6. Licensing and Seaborne Trade Officers
  7. Ports & Shipping Services Officers
  8. Principal Licensing and Seaborne Trade Officers
  9. Assistant Directors (various positions including Safety of Navigation, Marine Environment, and Radio-Communication)
  10. Principal Human Resource Officers
  11. Principal Ship Surveyors
  12. Principal Surveyors, Maritime Security
  13. Principal Officers, Seafarers Training (Engineering and Nautical)
  14. Ports State Control Officers

Qualifications & Requirements for KMA Jobs 2024

  • General Requirements:
    • Must be a Kenyan citizen with a valid National ID, Passport, or Driver’s license.
    • Minimum of a D+ mean grade in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE).
    • Clearance certificates as specified in Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.
  • Specific Position Requirements:
    • Office Assistants: Proficiency in English and Kiswahili, a diploma or equivalent, and excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Office Administrators: Bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Studies or equivalent, KNEC examination passes, a supervisory course, minimum three years’ work experience, and proficiency in computer applications.
    • Drivers: Valid driving license for any vehicle class, Occupational Trade Test II certificate, First Aid Certificate, and over three years’ driving experience.

Application Portal The official recruitment portal for KMA is Interested candidates should visit this portal for more details and to submit their applications.

How to Apply for Kenya Maritime Authority

  • Online Application:
    1. Visit the recruitment portal at
    2. Navigate to the vacancies section.
    3. Select your preferred position and fill out the application form.
    4. Scan and upload required documents.
    5. Proof-read and submit your application.
    6. Print the acknowledgment slip with your application number.

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  • Offline Application:
    1. Write an application letter.
    2. Attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), a copy of your National ID, academic and professional certificates, and testimonials.
    3. Scan these documents in PDF format and send them to, with your preferred vacancy as the email subject.
    4. Submit hard copies to the Director General of Kenya Maritime Authority.

KMA Application Deadline

Applications for the KMA recruitment must be submitted on or before Monday, 4th March 2024. No extensions are expected, so candidates are advised to apply promptly.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to reach out via the provided contact details on the KMA website. Share this information with anyone who might find it helpful.

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