Government Jobs in 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 a results oriented Kenyan citizen with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following position:-
 
Head of Investigations 

Job Ref No: IPOA/HR/12/2017

IPOA GRADE 3
1 Position
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Consolidated Salary: KES.236,000 - 351,000
 
The Head of Investigations will be responsible to Director, Investigations.
 
Job Description
 
Specific duties and responsibilities for the position of Head, Investigations will entail:-
1.                   Developing, reviewing and implementing strategies, policies, plans, standards and procedures as per the Authorities strategic plan and delivery and quality assurance of investigations;
2.                  Liaising with the judiciary agencies, victims, witnesses and other stake holders on cases;
3.                  Analysing evidence and information on investigations and provide material facts for completion of investigations in accordance with the Act, regulations and policies;
4.                  Enforcing implementation of training manuals and materials for investigations;
5.                   Effectively coordinating investigations teams and investigation activities;
6.                  Providing clear concise and accurate periodic reports;
7.                   Providing regular investigation reports and updates; prepare, monitor, report on the Directorate’s annual work plan, budget and strategic plan; prepare detailed periodic internal and statutory reports;
8.                  Supporting prosecution process in court;
9.                  Identifying and documenting gaps in processes and systems and recommending corrective action;
10.               (Reviewing and auditing all complaints investigated;
11.                Overseeing investigations of all cases referred to Internal Affairs Unit by the Authority to ensure impartial and timely completion of the same;
12.               Developing rapid response strategies;
13.               Supervising, appraising, training and developing staff in the Department; and
14.               Leading and conducting investigations into high priority, sensitive and complex cases.
Profile:
·                     Must be a citizen of Kenya.
·                     Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Required functional skills:
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·                     Served for a minimum period of twelve (12) years in investigations or a comparable and relevant position of which three (3) must have been in an investigations management position including supervising teams, in an investigation agency 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; and
·                     A Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·                     Must have in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in criminal investigations including criminal investigations in Kenya;
·                     Ability to use computer application;
·                     Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Programme from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
Required behavioural skills:
·                     Candidates must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
·                     Demonstrate impartiality, discretion, tact and good firm judgement;
·                     Passion for criminal justice and police reform;
·                     Experience in law enforcement;
·                     Strong analytical skills and critical thinker;
All applicants MUST attach clearance from the following bodies:
1.                   Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
2.                  Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC);
3.                  Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
4.                  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
5.                   Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)


Senior Legal Officer


Job Ref No: IPOA/HR/13/2017

IPOA GRADE 5 
2 Positions
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Consolidated Salary: KES.122,000 - 202,000
 
The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible to the Director, Complaints Management and Legal Services through the Head of Legal Services.
 
Job Description
 
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
·                     Handling complex litigation cases and provide 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 investigations and to prepare legal reports and briefs;
·                     Carrying out research into legal issues pertinent to the operations of the Authority;
·                     preparing statutory performance and annual reports in liaison with Heads of other departments of the Authority;
·                     Undertaking conveyancing and provide legal advice to the Authority on all aspects thereof;
·                     Handling matters pertaining to the preparation of cases for prosecution and oversee the prosecution thereof;
·                     Providing liaison with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and other relevant State Agencies;
·                     Undertaking any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Profile:
·                     Must be a citizen of Kenya.
·                     Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Required functional skills:
 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·                     A Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
·                     Post graduate Diploma in legal studies;
·                     Registered as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
·                     Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of either Legal Officer or for a period of six (6) years in Legal services, in the Public Service or Private Sector post admission experience in Law as a legal practitioner/academician or judicial officer;
·                     Knowledge and experience in a law enforcement environment will be an added advantage; and
·                     Certificate in computer application skills;
Required behavioural skills:
·                     A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
·                     Ability to maintain confidence and trust regarding sensitive issues; and
·                     Demonstrated professional competence, integrity and capability in work performance;
All applicants MUST attach clearance from the following bodies:
1.                   Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
2.                  Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC);
3.                  Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
4.                  Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
5.                   Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
How to Apply:
 
Interested persons who meet the above criteria are invited to CLICK HERE to download and submit the duly completed IPOA job application Form, updated CV, academic certificates, testimonials and the above specified clearances. 

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, 10th November 2017. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

Applicants MUST note that they may be posted to serve in ANY part of the country.

Applicants who applied for the position of Head Investigations can reapply.

Those who applied for Senior Legal Officer in the immediate previous advertisement need NOT apply.
 
The Chief Executive Officer
Independent Policing Oversight Authority
P.O Box 23035-00100
Nairobi.
 
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. 

Website: www.ipoa.go.ke

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