The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has announced mass  job opportunities in different departments as part of its efforts to provide equal employment opportunities to all. 

According to a notice published in MyGov paper on Tuesday, November 23, the authority seeks to recruit highly motivated and result oriented individuals to fill 200 vacant slots.

All applications from successful candidates ought to be submitted by Wednesday, December 8. Among the duties for those who will be hired included reporting to the gang supervisor, handling cargo manually as well as handling shore operations.


The candidates should have at least a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Grade D or its equivalent

The candidates must be physically fit to perform the required tasks.

They ought to have good communication skills

Key Responsibilities

Lock and unlock manual spreaders before the container is lifted from or onto the ship

Signal crane operators and reach stacker operators when lifting and stacking containers.

Handle and carry operational gears from one berth to the other.

Sling and un-sling out of gauge containers/loos cargo.

Physically guide the equipment operator in positioning of container onto either terminal trailer, ship or other road/rail transport.

Physically handle and carry packages during stripping, verification, surveys and stuffing.

The candidates should always comply with safe working procedures as well as Staff Regulations, Harbour Regulations,  circulars and notices as they are revised from time to time.

How to Apply:

Qualified and interested individuals who meet the outlined criteria should log on to KPA careers portal.

For new users, click the register tab on the left hand side.

Key in all necessary details such as name, username, password, e-mail

An email will be sent with the verification details.

Once verified, complete the registration process.

Click on the personal career tab and choose vacancies.

Complete the application process by filling the required details and click submit.

The Authority also warned candidates against canvassing- pointing out that it leads to automatic disqualification.

“The candidates should also submit their application on-line including duly signed application letter, Academic KCSE certificate only, copy of National Identity Card and Curriculum vitae (CV).”

“Kenya Ports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and gender equality. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification,” read part of the notice.



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