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Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya - IPOA

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a state Authority created under an Act of Parliament No.35 of 2011, with the mandate of holding the police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions.

The Authority wishes to recruit result oriented Kenyan citizens with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following positions: –
 The Head of Inspections, Research and Monitoring will be responsible to Director, Inspections and Monitoring

  • Developing and Implementing Strategies, Policies and programmes on Inspections and monitoring activities;
  • Managing and providing strategic leadership to the inspections and monitoring teams to gather information and conduct physical inspections of police premises and detention facilities under the control of the National Police Service;
  • Developing and implementing departmental annual work-plans and budgets;
  • Continuously reviewing the Monitoring and Inspections tools, ensuring that they meet the expected standards;
  • Evaluating the performance of team members on annual basis and identifying existing gaps;
  • Ensuring that the inspections and monitoring team members have clearly defined responsibilities and performance objectives;
  • Ensuring all inspections and monitoring outcomes meet required standards in methodology and design;
  • Advising on inspections and monitoring plan and budget review;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of key performance indicators and production of timely and accurate reports such as semi-annual Performance reports and annual reports;
  • Ensuring proper management of the department’s information, records and resources;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
  • Must be a citizen of Kenya
  • Bachelors in either of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in either of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Chief Inspection and Monitoring officer or eight (8) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme or equivalent qualification lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with a relevant Professional Body where applicable
  • Demonstrated professional competence and capability in work performance.
  • Experience of working with a diverse workforce;
Required behavioral skills
  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate professional competence, excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards, confidentiality, impartiality, discretion, tact and firm judgement;
  • Demonstrate experience in result based strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as financial management skills with passion for police reform;
  • Experience in law enforcement;
  • Results oriented, meet deadlines on assignments and juggle multiple demands
  • Demonstrate excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.

 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.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –
  • 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;
  • 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 in liaison with the Monitoring and Inspections Directorate;
  • Conduct impromptu visits to stations during inspection tours to audit police investigations into complaints against the service;
  • Conducting undercover investigations and surveillance operations;
  • Carrying out sting operations especially where ongoing misconduct is reported to the Authority;
  • Attending post-postmortems;
  • Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner;
  • Supporting prosecution process in court; and
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Must be a citizen of Kenya
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • 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
  • Ability to use computer application;
Required behavioral skills:
  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;
NB: All applicants MUST attach IPOA Employment Application Form (available at: and valid clearances from the following bodies:
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
How to Apply
Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application through Post Office, email, online or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position and job reference number, on both the cover letter, envelope and email applications, together with a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 to:
Director/Chief Executive Officer, Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 23035 – 00100NAIROBI.
Online application portal:
 Detailed job descriptions and specifications for the above positions are available in our website
 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. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
IPOA does not engage any recruitment agencies and no medical examination is required before one attends an interview.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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