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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 over the work of the police. 

IPOA is mandated to hold the police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions.

IPOA wishes to recruit a results-oriented Kenyan citizens with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following vacancy at the Authority:

Monitoring Officer

IPOA Grade 5

Ref: IPOA/HR/05/2015
 
2 Posts

Job Summary: The Monitoring Officer will be responsible to the Head of Monitoring.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Monitoring detention facilities under the Control of the service;
  • Monitoring policing operations affecting members of the public;
  • Preparing timely and accurate monitoring reports;
  • Doing follow ups on monitoring recommendations; and
  • Providing of rapid response action during eventualities.
Job Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Inspection or Monitoring Officer or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector; 
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Public Administration, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills with special emphasis on data analysis;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Candidates with field experience in monitoring and evaluation will have added advantage.


Inspections Officer

IPOA Grade 5

Ref: IPOA/HR/04/2015
 
2 Posts

Job Summary: The Inspections Officer will be responsible to the Head of Inspections.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Conducting inspection of police premises and detention facilities under the Control of the service;
  • Preparing timely and accurate inspection reports;
  • Conducting of thematic, impromptu and routine Inspections of Police premises in accordance with laid down regulations;
  • Doing analysis of the Inspections conducted; and
  • Providing rapid response action during eventualities.
Job Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, an Officer must have:
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Inspection or Monitoring Officer or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Law, Public Administration, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Sociology, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills with special emphasis on data analysis;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • Candidates with field experience in inspections and monitoring will have added advantage.

Investigations Officer

IPOA Grade 5

Ref: IPOA/HR/03/2015

6 Posts
 
Job Summary: The Investigations Officer will be responsible to the Head of Investigations.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Developing work plans for the cases allocated to investigations teams.
  • Undertaking investigations on allegations of misconduct, deaths and serious injuries to persons while in police custody, or which are the result of police action or inaction; or were caused by members of the National Police Service;
  • Leading investigations into cases undertaken by investigations teams;
  • Gathering and analyzing evidence and organizing it in statements, sets of records and facts;
  • Gathering information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;
  • Recording of statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects officers;
  • Ensuring safe custody of all investigative records and evidence;
  • Attending post-mortems;
  • Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner; and
  • Supporting prosecution process in court.
Job Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Investigation Officer or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Senior Legal Officer
IPOA Grade 4
Ref: IPOA/HR/02/2015
 
Job Summary: The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible to the Director Complaints and Legal Services in coordinating and managing IPOA legal work and Prosecutions. 

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Liaising with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and other relevant state agencies on all legal matters affecting the Authority;
  • Providing adequate representation of IPOA in civil and criminal court proceedings;
  • Carrying out comprehensive analysis of evidence, which includes evaluation of evidence gathered in the course of the investigations and to prepare prosecution reports and briefs;
  • Participating in reviews and the formulation of legal policies and practices;
  • Participating in negotiations of treaties and contracts;
  • Providing legal opinions/advice and reports on legal matters as required;
  • Interpreting legal instruments and statutes;
  • Conducting legal assignments and projects;
  • Representation in legal, civil and criminal court proceedings;
  • Participating in discussions of legal concepts and development processes, risks and opportunities;
  • Undertaking conveyancing and provide legal advice to the Authority; and
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and leases.
Job Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of either Legal Officer or for a period of six (6) years post admission experience in Law as a legal practitioner/state counsel/ or judicial officer;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution;
  • Post graduate diploma in legal studies;
  • Registered as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Attended Senior Management Course lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Demonstrated professional competence, integrity and capability in work performance.

Director, Inspections and Monitoring
IPOA Grade 2

Ref:
 IPOA /HR /01/2015

Job Summary:
 The Director, Inspections and Monitoring will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer in coordinating intelligence gathering, inspections and monitoring activities. 

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Collating and validating intelligence reports that will support operations of the Authority;
  • Providing guidance in development and implementation of strategies, policies, plans, standards and procedures pertaining to inspection and monitoring services as per the Authorities strategic plan;
  • Overseeing the inspection of police premises and detention facilities under the control of the National Police Service;
  • Overseeing monitoring of policing operations affecting members of the public;
  • Ensuring that inspections and monitoring are being conducted in line with the standard regulations of the Authority;
  • Developing the standards of inspections and monitoring methodology and tools;
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with Police and other relevant government Ministries, Department and agencies;
  • Ensuring proper management of the directorate information, records and resources;
  • Leading the monitoring of action taken by the IAU of the National Police Service in response to complaints against the police; 
  • Liaising with key stakeholders in ensuring that human rights are observed during inspections and major police operations that involve members of the public;
  • Ensuring preparation of the Directorate’s reports, work plans and budgets; and
  • Representing the Department in critical engagements and overseeing budgetary controls for the Department.
Job Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • Served for a minimum period of ten (10) years with the security sector, five (5) of which must have been in a Senior Management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Programme lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Certificate in computer application skills;
  • Demonstrated professional competence, integrity and capability in work performance.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, evaluate and interpret information/intelligence to inform operational, tactical and strategic interventions

Complaints Officer

IPOA Grade 7

Ref: IPOA/HR/09/2015
 
Job Summary: This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer. 

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:


  • Receiving and processing complaints;
  • Updating the complaints management database;
  • Liaising with the complaints clients and informing on the status accordingly;
  • Organizing and maintaining reports on complaints;
  • Making enquires and follow-ups of complaints made to relevant state agencies;
  • Conducting preliminary investigations and statement taking; and
  • Participating in complaints management review meetings.
Job Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Law, Criminology, Dispute Resolution, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • A relevant Degree will be an added advantage; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills.

Human Resource Assistant

Job Grade IPOA 7

Ref: IPOA/HR/08/2015
 
Job Summary: The Human Resource Assistant will be responsible to the Head of Human Capital. 

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:


  • Processing Human Resource Management issues and activities including; recruitments, appointments, promotions, placement/deployment, training and development, leave, disciplinary and staff welfare;
  • Implementing and communicating human resource management decisions;
  • Processing salaries, allowances, gratuity and other benefits;
  • Collecting, collating, compiling and updating human resource bio data;
  • Updating staff medical and other insurance schemes; and
  • Drafting simple letters for daily correspondences.
Job Specifications
 
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Diploma in any of the following disciplines: Human Resource Management/Development, Industrial Relations or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Degree in Human Resource Management/Development, Industrial Relations will be an added advantage; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills.

Senior Security Officer

Job Grade IPOA 5

Ref: IPOA/HR/07/2015

1 Post

Job Summary:
 The Senior Security Officer will be responsible to the Head of Security.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:


  • Planning and executing security arrangement as required by IPOA;
  • Undertaking appropriate security measures and mechanisms to guard against unauthorized access;
  • Ensuring maintenance of law and order within IPOA;
  • Liaising with police and other security agencies regarding security matters;
  • Supervision of IPOA contracted security personnel;
  • Undertaking security intelligence and investigations;
  • Carrying out training and sensitization of staff on security and safety procedures; and
  • Ensuring appropriate security screening of visitors to Authority`s offices.
Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
  • Served in the grade of Security Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Undergone six (6) weeks approved security investigation course at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Training School or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Attended a Management Course lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Senior Risk & Audit Officer

IPOA Grade 5

Ref: IPOA/HR/06/2015
 

1 Post
 
Job Summary: The Senior Risk & Audit Officer will be responsible to the Head of Risk & Audit.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:


  • Providing inputs and proposals for the update of standards, procedures and guidelines for internal audit in the organization;
  • Conducting audits of IPOA operations as per the approved risk based audit plan;
  • Conducting follow up audits;
  • Verifying the existence and safety of the Authority’s assets;
  • Preparing draft internal audit reports for presentation to Management;
  • Carrying out continuous risk assessment and evaluation; and
  • Assisting in the implementation of the IPOA risk management framework;
Job Specifications
 
For appointment at this level an officer must have:
  • Served in the grade of Risk & Audit Officer, for a minimum period of three (3) years or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in the following disciplines: Commerce (Finance or Accounting Option), Business Administration (Accounting Option), Information Technology; or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Passed part Ill of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Kenya examination or equivalent qualification from recognized institution;
  • A certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Additional Information

All shortlisted Candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts and Testimonials. 

They will also be required to obtain clearance from the following bodies.

i. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

ii. Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC)

iii. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); and

iv. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)

How to Apply

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

Applications should be accompanied with a curriculum vitae containing details of qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration, copies of professional/academic certificates, telephone, e-mail address and contacts of three references.

Applications should be sent or delivered to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
ACK Garden Annex, 3rd Floor,
1st Ngong Avenue.
P.O. Box 23035-00100,
Nairobi

Email: careers@ipoa.go.ke

Applications should be received not later than 13th February 2015.

IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status.

IPOA is an equal opportunity employer

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