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Deputy Director, Investigations Job in Kenya

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a State Authority created under anAct of Parliament. No 35 of 2011 to provide for civilian oversight of the work of the Police. 

The Authority’sobjectives are to hold the Police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions; give effect to the provision of Article 244 of the Constitution that the Police shall strive for professionalism and discipline and shall promote and practice transparency and accountability; and ensure independent oversight of the handling of complaints by the Service. 

The Authority seeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill the following position.
Deputy Director, Investigations
Job Purpose
Reporting to the IPOA Director/CEO, the Deputy Director, Investigations, will have overall responsibilityfor directing and managing all investigations taken up by the Authority. 

The primary functions of the position include investigating any complaints related to disciplinary or criminal offences committed by any member of the National Police Service, whether on its own motion or on receipt of a complaint, monitoring and investigating policing operations affecting members of the public; monitoring, reviewing and auditing investigations and actions taken by the Internal Affairs Unit of the Service in response to complaints against the Police and reviewing the patterns of Police misconduct and the functioning of the internal disciplinary process.
Principal Accountabilities / Duties:
The Position will develop and then implement investigative strategies and tactics, provide support and guidance to the Board on all investigative matters and participate and/or conduct periodic compliance program risk assessments. 

Other principal accountabilities will be to:
  • Implement and enforce investigative protocols and procedures;
  • Recruit, train, supervise and develop the leadership and management potential of senior investigators;
  • Develop and cultivate working relationships with key stakeholders, including the Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Judiciary, relevant government agencies, NGOs and other relevant organizations;
  • Develop and manage investigative teams to attend incident scenes, gather information an d physical evidence, analyze evidence and complete investigations in accordance with the Act, Regulations and Policies and evaluate all investigative outcomes;
  • Develop and continually modify a best practices investigations training manual and materials;
Requirements for appointment
  • A Master’s degree in forensic science, criminal justice, criminology, law, social sciences or related areas. A Bachelor’s degree with proven equivalent qualification will be considered 
  • A minimum of 10-12 years of progressively reasonable experience in investigatory work in law enforcement, government, national or international investigation agency, with practical experience in forensic investigations.;
  • Minimum 8 years managerial experience, managing teams of investigators, within a large organization preferably within corporate environment and/or law enforcement;
  • Extensive criminal investigative background with emphasis on allegations of abuse of office, fraud, conflicts of interests, manslaughter and murder in Kenya;
  • Knowledge and understanding in the field of corruption, land, human rights, fraud, administrative investigations and computer/IT forensic techniques and forensic tools;
  • Familiarity with analysis techniques in forensic sciences; ability to conduct and supervise complex investigations; produce reports and review and edit the work of others; ability to gather evidence and interview subjects and witnesses, good research, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts orally; ability to prepare written reports that are clear, concise and meaningful. Ability to gather and analyze electronic evidence; ability to organize complex and voluminous statements, sets of records and facts;
  • Have a thorough understanding of prosecuting methodology;
  • Have the ability to independently develop and market value-add corrective actions and recommendations in support of findings;
  • Must be computer literate with strong end user skills and proficiency in MS Office;
The Deputy Director, Investigations must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and manage multiple and complex investigations and projects simultaneously. 

S/he must have demonstrated the highest levels of personal conduct, leadership ability, high integrity and honesty and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
If you believe you have these attributes, please forward your application enclosing copies of your academic and professional certificates, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names and addresses of three referees. 

The application should reach the undersigned by post or email to or delivered to the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC),Second Floor, not later than 18 January, 2013.
Macharia Njeru
Independent Policing Oversight Authority
P.O. Box 23035 -00100
A competitive remunerative package will be offered. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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