IPOA Director of Investigations Jobs in Kenya

IPOA Director of Investigations 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 functions.

    Job Purpose:

  • To provide leadership and direction in investigations and forensic services in the Authority as provided and guided under Section 6, 7, 24 and 25 of the IPOA Act.

  • This is a performance based contract and may be renewed subject to satisfactory performance.

  • Reports to: The Chief Executive officer.

  • Direct reports: Head of Investigations and Head of Rapid Response and Forensic Services.

    Job Duties

    Managerial responsibilities

  • Oversee the development and implementation of policies, strategies, manuals, plans, procedures and standards pertaining to investigations and
    forensic services;

  • Oversee investigations into complaints related to offences committed by any member of the Service and recommendations made to the relevant

  • Oversee investigations of policing operations affecting members of the public;

  • Provide guidance on investigations, forensic and intelligencemanagement;

  • Establish controls for deployment and application of investigations and
    forensic tools, kits and equipment;

  • Spearhead the development and implementation of Directorate work plans, data, information, records and resources;

  • Oversee the review of patterns and trends of police misconduct;

  • Spearhead the taking over of ongoing internal investigations undertaken by the Internal Affairs Unit of the National Police Service;

  • Provide leadership, guidance, coaching and mentorship for the Directorate staff;

  • Oversee employee performance management and competency development in the Directorate.

    Operational responsibilities

  • Guide investigations and forensic operations;

  • Initiate strategic linkages with stakeholders in relation to investigations, forensic and intelligence operations;

  • Provide liaison with other Directorate’s on matter related to investigations, forensic and intelligence;

  • Guide on categorization and prioritization of cases for investigations;

  • Coordinate provision of working tools and equipment for the Directorate;

  • Provide secretariat services to the Board Technical Committee;

  • Provide advice on investigations, forensic and intelligence operations to the Management and the Board;

  • Guide on redress of operational risks and audit processes for purposes of effective delivery of the Directorate mandate;

  • Review and recommend Directorate operational work plans for approval;

  • Review and approve Directorate reports;

  • Review Directorate data,
    information, records, files and processes for quality assurance;

  • Coordinate the review of patterns and trends of police misconduct realted to investigations;

  • Identify and document gaps in processes and systems, and recommend corrective action;

  • Review and approve Directorate annual budget, work plan and procurement plan;

  • Coordinate and chair the Directorate meetings;

  • Supervise and appraise direct reports and identify training needs.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment at this position, a candidate must have: -

  • A Master’s degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences, Military/ Police Science or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - forensic science, criminal justice, criminology, law, social sciences or equivalent
    qualifications from a recognized institution;

  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of either Head-Investigations, Head-Rapid Response and Forensic Services at IPOA
    or in a comparable and relevant position for a period of fifteen (15) years, five (5) of which must have been in a Senior Management level in the
    Public Service or Private Sector.

  • Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme from a recognized institution;

  • Registered with a relevant Professional Body where applicable;

  • Certificate in computer application.

  • Demonstrated integrity, professional competence and ability in planning and controlling Investigations activities.

    Required behavioral and functional skills:

    • Transparency and accountability.

    • Ethics and Integrity.

    • Team player

    • Creativity and innovation.

    • Resilience.

    • Strategic Leadership Skills.

    • Financial Management Skills.

    • Investigations Management Skills.

    • Organization and Planning Skills.

    • Dispute Resolution Skills.

    • Decision Making Skills.

    • Analytical Skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IPOA Director of Investigations Jobs in Kenya

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