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Investigations Officer at The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (8 Positions)

Consolidated Salary Kes.90,000-130,000
The Investigations Officer will be responsible to Director, Investigations through the Head of Investigations. This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.

Investigations Officer Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

o    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;
o    Gathering and analyzing evidence and organizing it in statements, sets of records and facts;
o    Gathering information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;
o    Recording of statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects officers;
o    Ensuring safe custody of all investigative records and evidence in liaison with the Monitoring and Inspections Directorate;
o    Conduct impromptu visits to stations during inspection tours to audit police investigations into complaints against the service;
o    Conducting undercover investigations and surveillance operations;
o    Carrying out sting operations especially where ongoing misconduct is reported to the Authority;
o    (Attending post-mortems;
o    Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner;
o    Supporting prosecution process in court; and

o    Any other duties as may be assignedfrom time to time.
o    Must be a citizen of Kenya.

Required Functional Skills for the Investigations Officer Job

o    A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
o    Ability to use computer application;

Required Behavioural Skills

o    Candidates must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
All applicants must attach clearance from the following bodies:
o    Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
o    Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
o    Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
o    Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
o    Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


How to Apply

o    Interested persons who meet the above criteria are invited to send their applications by submitting the duly completed IPOA job application Form found on the Authority’s website;, updated CV, academic certificates, testimonials and the above specified clearances. Online applications should be sent to Canvassing and incomplete applications may lead to automatic disqualification. Applications in a sealed envelope with the job reference number clearly marked should be received by the undersigned on or before Friday, 9th December 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants must note that they may be posted to serve in any part of the country.
o    The Chief Executive Officer Independent Policing Oversight Authority P.O Box 23035-00100 Nairobi.

o    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.

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