Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – IPOA 2020
Career Employment Kenya: Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – IPOA 2020
Job Description: Today Work Kenya

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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
  • 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
  • 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;
  • 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)
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.