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Government Jobs in Kenya - Strategy and Research

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a State Authority created under an Act of Parliament No. 35 of 2011 which provides for civilian oversight of work of the police.

IPOA has various vacancies and would like to inform interested members of the public to apply:

Strategy and Research Department

Head of Strategy and Planning

Grade 3

Ref: IPOA 17/08/13

Reporting to the Deputy Director Strategy and Research, the jobholder is for Head of strategy and Planning section, Developing strategies and policies on corporate plans.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Assist in the development of corporate strategic plan and annual and quarterly plans for the organization
  • Conduct policy analysis and identifying need for policy, procedural and legislative reforms
  • Assist in developing, improving and recommending policies, procedural recommendations and program initiatives
  • Analyzing and evaluating regulatory, statutory and collecting, collating and reporting on issues that inform the implementation of corporate strategy and plans.
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on the implementation of existing policies and procedural and legislative reforms and Preparing the bi-annual performance and annual reports.

The successful candidate will have
  • a master’s degree in Strategic Studies/Development, Strategic Management, Public policy development, Business Management/Planning, Institutional Development, and Economics,
  • Excellent computer skills with expertise in Statistical packages and  a minimum of 7 years working experience in the field of strategy development and/or planning, and policy research.
  • Must have strong business, analytical and planning skills and creative thinking.

Planning Officer

Grade 4

Ref: IPOA 18/08/13

Reporting to the Head Strategy and Planning, the jobholder is for conducting policy analysis and writing reports.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Assisting  in analysing and evaluating regulatory, statutory and other impact or change requirements involving the development and review of policies
  • Assist in policy development for IPOA
  • Write quarterly and annual plans
  • Assist in preparing the bi-annual performance and annual reports.
  • Assist in monitoring and reporting on the implementation of existing policies and procedural and legislative reforms.

The successful candidate will have
  • a Bachelor’s degree in Strategic Studies/Development, Strategic Management, Public policy development, Business Management/Planning, Institutional Development, and Economics.
  • Excellent computer skills with expertise in Statistical packages
  • A minimum of  3 years with 2 years post qualification, in the field of Strategy development and/or policy research and with demonstrated success in leading strategic implementation of key  projects with proven results.
  • Must have strong business, analytical and planning skills and creative thinking.

Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Grade 4

Ref: IPOA 19/08/13

Reporting to the Head Strategy and Planning, the jobholder is responsible for corporate monitoring and evaluating of performance against the strategy and work plans.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Developing performance monitoring and evaluation frameworks and tools
  • Liaise with all departments of IPOA to develop, harmonize and define performance indicators
  • Organize for evaluation and impact studies and the use of data for improvement of work

The successful candidate will have
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Computer Science and 5 years working experience.
  • Experience in database / statistical management and data analysis
  • Must be computer literate with strong end user skills and proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience working with database and statistical packages like SPSS etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the workforce.

Research Officer

Grade 5

Ref: IPOA 20/08/13

Reporting to the Head Policy Research, the jobholder is responsible for identifying, coordinating and carrying out social and behavioral policy research related to IPOA’s mandate and objectives.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Coordinating research teams
  • Coordinating data collection, storage, analysis in the areas
  • Production of reports and policy briefs/recommendations
  • Liaising and working with other departments/teams to make policy research coordinated and effective.

The successful candidate will have
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Economics and Planning
  • 3 years working experience in policy oriented research.
  • Must be computer literate with strong end user skills and proficiency in MS Office
  • Experience working with statistical packages like SPSS etc.
  • Must have strong business, analytical and planning skills and creative thinking and excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the workforce.

Statistician

Grade 5

Ref: IPOA 21/08/13

Reporting to the Head Strategy and Planning, the jobholder is responsible for management of information system and statistics.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Making sure that IPOA has relevant, appropriate and up to data infrastructure and programs for data storage and analysis
  • Data analysts and interpretation
  • Support the directorate with appropriate and required data and information
  • Identification, collection, extraction and storage of data relevant to IPOA’s work from other sources.
  • Making sure that research reports has relevant  diagrams and tables

The successful candidate will have
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Computer Science
  • 3 years working experience in database / statistical management and data analysis.
  • Must be computer literate with strong end user skills and proficiency in MS Office.
  • Experience working with database and statistical packages like SPSS etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the workforce.

How to Apply

Interested persons should send their applications quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for. 

In addition, please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates.

Include your day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references together with copies of relevant certificates and testimonials with envelopes clearly marked the position being applied for.

The application should reach The Authority by Friday, 13th September 2013.

The applications should be addressed to:

TSG
Voucher No: 2181
P.O Box 49990 - 00100
Nairobi Kenya    

OR

DNA
NO: 1555
P.O Box 49010 - 00100
Nairobi Kenya    

Note:

1. IPOA is an equal opportunity employer

2. Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply


3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to Automatic disqualification.

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