Times Tower - 8th Floor, P.O. Box 48240, Nairobi. +254 715 877 539 +254 715 877 535 kesra@kra.go.ke Monday 8:00am - Friday 5:00pm

Course Introduction

One of the most critical functions of a country is to promote its economic interests, including facilitating trade through exports and investments in the country.

For organizations to leverage on such opportunities and facilitate trade, there is need to equip various local and international stakeholders and players with Customs and Tax knowledge to enable them carry out the trade function and activity efficiently and effectively. Kenya Tax and Customs Training course will equip participants with the relevant knowledge to realize this goal.

Course Overview

The course will provide a better understanding to all participants and equip them with the necessary knowledge of the statutory Tax and Customs requirements, assist in advising investors on the trade opportunities, and ensure they comprehensively cover Kenya Tax and Customs environment, treaties, exemptions and incentives that facilitate trade within and outside the borders.

Course objectives

The course is designed to equip delegates with the necessary knowledge to effectively engage and facilitate investors by provide them with the right Customs and Tax requirements which will go a long way in increasing trade and investments in the country. The players in the industry will be equipped with knowledge to allow them perform their duties efficiently.

Content coverage

  • Tax and customs environment in Kenya
  • Customs formalities and procedures – duties; values, tariff classification, rules of origin and exemptions
  • Trade facilitation commitments
  • Trade facilitation
  • Investment opportunities
  • Digitization and Trade in Kenya
  • Domestic Taxes
  • Remissions and Exemptions
  • Roles of Partner Government Agencies and Collaboration initiatives
  • Tax treatment for International and Regional Organizations
  • Donor Agencies with Bilateral/Multilateral Agreement with Kenya
  • Prohibited and Restricted goods 
  • Negotiation skills

Learning outcomes

At the end of the training, participants will be able to:-

  • Understand specific tax and customs statutory provisions guiding investors, exporters, importers and businessmen.
  • Learn about applicable tax rebates and exemptions.
  • Learn about investment tax incentives and tax holidays
  • Equip participants with knowledge to play their advisory role better.
  • Create awareness of the requisite tax, customs and trade process requirements

Target Audience

Staff working in embassies and missions, NGOs, ministry of Foreign Affairs. Government ministries, accountants, investments companies, oil and gas industry, manufacturing, parastatals, exporters and importers, customs & tax officers and managers of organizations.

Duration: 5 days.
Dates: 28th March to 1st April 2022
Cost: USD500
Mode of Delivery: Physical
Venue: Hilton Hotel

In case of difficulty accessing or completing the application, write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The Kenya School of Revenue Administration (KESRA) is the Kenya Revenue Authority’s premier training school specializing in Tax and Customs Administration, and Fiscal Policy. The school is one of the four accredited World Customs Organization (WCO) Regional Training Centre (RTC) in East and Southern Africa. The school offers academic programs, short courses, corporate research and consultancy services.

KESRA seeks to enlist experienced Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in the East Africa Community (EAC) to develop training materials for a newly developed Diploma curriculum for Freight Logisticians in the EAC region. The SMEs are needed for the following subject areas;

Communication skills Ethics, Integrity and Corporate Governance International Trade Operations
Numeracy skills Health, Safety and Security in Freight Logistics International Carriage of Goods
Digital Literacy Research Methods in Freight Logistics Insurance for Freight Forwarding
English Literacy Customs Clearance Warehousing: Administration; Operations; Design and Functionality; Inventory Management; and Technologies
Entrepreneurship Education Customs Valuation Transport and Logistics Management; and Multi-modal transport
Employability Skills Rules of Origin Containerization
Marketing Management Tariff Classification of Goods Special Cargo
Human Resource Management Customs Management System (specify the system e.g. iCMS; Asycuda world etc.) Transport, Logistics and the Law
Financial Management International Freight Forwarding Operations


To develop up to date training materials for the Diploma in Customs and Freight Logistics training materials.

Key SME responsibilities

  1. Plan and develop customized training materials for the EAC region guided by the Diploma in Customs and Freight Logistics curriculum;
  2. For each topic, develop learning activities which should include exercise questions;
  3. Provide in text citations and references for the course content;
  4. Peer review and edit developed training materials;
  5. Submit final copy of developed training materials before the stipulated deadline.

Key Qualifications

Applicants for SME should possess the following key qualifications:

  1. Must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  2. A Doctorate, Master’s Degree, regional and international accreditation and professional certification will be an added advantage;
  3. Demonstrable credentials as a leading Subject Matter Expert with not less than five (5) years’ work experience in the areas of expertise;
  4. Must have at least three (3) years’ training experience in the area of expertise;
  5. Valid membership with a relevant professional body will be an added advantage;
  6. Demonstrate high levels of integrity and professionalism.

Core Competencies

In addition to the above qualifications, the SMEs should also possess the following competencies;

  1. Have outstanding knowledge in their subject area
  2. Be a Subject Matter Expert of the subject he/she has applied for, including relevant training and experience;
  3. Skills and experience in developing training materials;
  4. Have excellent Writing, communication and presentation skills;
  5. Planning and organization skills;
  6. Interpersonal skills;
  7. Time conscious.

Recruitment Selection Criteria

Criterion Score
Relevant Academic Qualifications PhD- 10
Masters- 10
Degree- 10
Relevant Professional certification in the subject area 10
Active Membership with a professional body 10
Regional/ International Accreditation 10
Relevant work experience of 5 years and above 15
Skills and experience in developing training materials 15
3 years training experience in the subject area 10
Total 100

Only applicants who achieve a score of 50% and above are eligible for recruitment.

Terms of Service

  1. Development of Diploma in Customs and Freight Logistics training materials will be on a contract basis.
  2. Contractual terms which will be shared to shortlisted candidates.


  1. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  2. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply
  3. KRA does not charge any application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process


  1. All applications by interested and qualified candidates MUST be submitted online via the link below
  2. Attach all your supporting documents. Scoring will be based on evidence provided with supporting documents attached by applicant.
  3. Applications should be submitted online by 5.00 p.m. on 13th May 2022.

In case of difficulty accessing or completing the application, write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upcoming Events

    No upcoming event available.