Independent Policing Oversight Authority Jobs in 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


The Authority wishes to recruit results oriented Kenyans citizen with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following positions:-

1. Independent Policing Oversight Authority Director, Complaints Management and Legal Services Jobs in Kenya - IPOA/HR/01/2017

The Director will be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer in coordinating and managing complaints and legal issues.

Job Descriptions
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Providing guidance in development and implementation of strategies, policies, plans, standards and procedures pertaining to complaints and legal services as per the Authorities strategic plan;
  • Overseeing intake of all complaints and notifications;
  • Developing and managing the complaints database;
  • Leading and participating in major and complex legal assignments and projects;
  • Supervising all mediation and alternative dispute resolutions;
  • Ensuring authority is adequately represented in legal, civil and criminal court proceedings;
  • Leading discussions and explanations of complex legal concepts and development processes, risks and opportunities with senior management, authority’s committees, stakeholders and/or partners;
  • Overall responsibility of liaising with external agencies on all legal matters affecting the Authority;
  • Organizing and maintaining data used to develop policy recommendations and reports and act as the Authority’s central reference resource on the same;
  • Supervising, appraising, training and developing staff in the directorate; and
  • Prepare statutory performance and annual reports.

    • 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 three (3) years in the grade of either Head, Complaints/Legal or for a period of fifteen (15) years in Complaints and Legal services, five (5) of which must have been in a senior management level in the Public Service or Private Sector;
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • A Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Law, Business Administration, Public Policy development or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Post graduate diploma in legal studies;
    • Registered as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • Certificate in computer application skills;
    • Demonstrated professional competence, integrity and capability in work performance; and
    • Demonstrate experience in result based strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation as well as financial management skills;
  • Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Programme lasting not less than (3) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

    Required behavioural skills:
  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams; and
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;

    How to apply:
    Interested persons who meet the above criteria are invited to view detailed job descriptions at under careers and send their applications
    by submitting the duly completed IPOA job application Form found at the Authority’s website;, updated CV, academic certificates, testimonials and the above specified clearances. Canvassing and incomplete
    applications may lead to automatic disqualification.

    All applicants MUST attach clearance from the following bodies:
  • KRA;
  • EACC;
  • HELB;
  • DCI; and
  • CRB

    Applications in a sealed envelope with the job reference number clearly marked should be received by the undersigned on or before Friday, 24th February 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    The Chief Executive Officer
    Independent Policing Oversight Authority
    P.O Box 23035-00100

    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.

    N/B: Candidates who had applied for the position of the Director, Complaints Management and Legal Services following the advertisement by the Authority in the month of November 2016 need not reapply

    For more information and job application details, see; Independent Policing Oversight Authority Director, Complaints Management and Legal Services Jobs in Kenya

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