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The National Crime Research Act, Chapter 62, Laws of Kenya established the National Crime Research Centre (NCRC), which is a State Corporation under the State Law Office.

The objects of the Centre are to carry out research into the causes of crime, and its prevention and to disseminate research findings and recommendations to agencies of Government concerned with the administration of criminal justice with a view to assisting them in their policy formulation and planning.

The Centre is looking for well organized and highly motivated individuals who are result oriented to fill the following positions:

Director (NCRC 1) – National Crime Research Centre

Advert. No.
 NCRC/1/2011

Responsibilities

The Director shall be the Chief Executive of the Centre and an ex-official member of the Governing Council who shall be responsible to the Governing Council.

The director will perform the following duties:-

  • The Secretary to the Governing Council
  • Responsible for the efficient organization, management, administration, direction, control and co-ordination of the operation of the Centre in matters concerning research.
  • Formulating and developing Policies, strategies, standards and guidelines in all research to be carried out by the Centre.
  • Disseminate and communicate research findings through publications, workshops, seminars, the mass media and other appropriate means of dissemination.
  • Responsible for building linkages with national, regional and international agencies concerned with the administration of criminal justice including government and non-governmental organizations and managing partnerships with stakeholders.
  • Implementing policy geared towards human resource development.
  • Responsible for the financial management, preparation of the budget and administrative affairs of the Centre.
  • The management and custody of the assets of the Centre.
  • Keeping and maintaining all records and documents of the Centre.
Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have:-
  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Sociology, Psychology, Business and Administration, Research methods from a recognized University.
  • Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines; Criminal Law, Criminology, Sociology, Psychology and Research methods and any other advanced qualification from a recognized University.
  • Demonstrated high administration ability for effective organization and management.
  • At least ten (10) years working experience in matters relating to legal and criminal research.
  • Excellent financial, human resource and information technology management skills.
  • Good communication, presentation and networking skills.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution regarding Leadership and Integrity.
Salary: salary commensurate with NCRC salary structure.

Duration:
 The appointment is for three (3) years renewable contract.


Principal Researcher (NCRC 4)

Advert. No.
 NCRC 2/2011

1 Post

Qualification

For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have:-
  • Served satisfactorily on the grade of Senior Research Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years and has demonstrated high standard of competence and supervisory ability.
  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Social work, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology, from a recognized University.
  • Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Sociology, Criminology, Psychology or any other advanced qualification from a recognized University.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution regarding leadership and integrity
Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be in charge of a Research Department at the Centre. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Head of the Research Department at the Centre.
  • Supervising other Researchers in the department to ensure standard of research are in line with policy guidelines.
  • Developing research proposals and submitting them to Departmental Heads for deliberation.
  • Representing the Department in departmental meetings.
  • Developing work plans and coordinating research in the department.
Research Officer I (NCRC 6) 

Advert. No.
 NCRC 3/2011

1 Post

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Sociology, Social work, Criminology, Psychology from a recognized University.
  • A Post Graduate qualification from a recognized University will be an added advantage.
  • A Certificate of competence in Word Processing (MS Word, Word Perfect, Spread Sheet (MS Excel, Lotus), Database Management (MS Access, D-base, oracle, sequential languages - SQl), and Statistical Packages (SPSS) from a recognized Institution.
  • Served satisfactorily on the grade of Research Officer II for a minimum period of three (3) years and has demonstrated merit and ability in work performance and results.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution regarding Leadership and integrity.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collection and analysis of Crime data
  • Writing research reports
  • Preparation of draft research proposals.
  • Provision of Primary and Secondary source information and liaising with the Principal Research Officer in conducting research.
  • Any other related duties assigned to him/her from time to time.
Accountant I (NCRC 6) 

Advert. No.
 NCRC 4/2011

1 Post

Qualifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-
  • A Certified Public Accountants (CPAK) examination or its approved equivalent
  • Membership to the institute of certified Public Accountants of Kenya will be an added advantage.
or
  • A Bachelor of Commerce Degree (Accounting Option) or any other relevant qualification adjudged to be its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution
  • In depth knowledge and experience in computerized accounting.
  • Knowledge of the Kenya Government financial regulations.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution regarding leadership and integrity.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Safeguarding the Centre’s Cash and Cheque Books
  • Timely submitting statutory and other deductions
  • Making prompt and accurate payments
  • Withdrawing funds from the Centre’s Account for official use
  • Keeping custody of collections.
Duration - The appointments are for three (3) years renewable contract.

Salary –
 salary commensurate with NCRC salary structure

Assumption of duties:
 01 January 2012

Apply with a detailed CV including three contactable referees to:

The Chairman,
Governing Council,
National Crime Research Centre,
NSSF Building, Block A,
19th Floor, Western Wing,
Box 21180 – 00100
Nairobi.

So as to reach him on or before 25th November, 2011.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing for this position will result in disqualification.

Chairman
Governing Council
National Crime Research Centre


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