IPOA Head of Inspections and Monitoring Jobs in Kenya

IPOA Head of Inspections and Monitoring 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 coordinate inspections of Police premises and detention facilities under the control of the National Police Service and monitoring of policing operations affecting members of the public as per Sec. 6(c) and (e) of the IPOA Act.

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

  • Reports to: The Director of Inspections, Research and Monitoring.

  • Direct reports: Principal Inspections Officer, Senior Inspections Officer, Principal
    Monitoring Officers, Senior Monitoring Officers

    Job Duties

    Managerial responsibility

  • Coordinate development and implementation of policies, strategies, manuals, plans, procedures and standards pertaining to Inspections and
    monitoring services;

  • Coordinate monitoring of policing operations affecting members of the public including the Internal Affairs Unit of the Service;

  • Develop controls for deployment and application of inspections and monitoring tools and equipment;

  • Manage development and implementation of inspections and monitoring work plans, data, information, records and resources;

  • Coordinate development of Inspections and monitoring concepts to professionalize police service;

  • Coordinate handling and resolution of complaints referred to the Directorate for inspections and monitoring;

  • Guide, coach and mentor the inspections and monitoring officers;

  • Coordinate employee performance management and competency development plans in the department.

    Operational responsibility

  • Provide leadership to the inspections and monitoring officers;

  • Gather, analyze and disseminate intelligence on the inspections and monitoring operations;

  • Provide working tools and equipment for the depatment;

  • Liaise with other technical operations on inspections and monitoring function;

  • Assess operational risks before deployment of officers in any inspections and monitoring activity;

  • Organize meetings to discuss on Inspections and monitoring approaches, tools, assignments and reports;

  • Appraise procurement requisitions for effective departmental operations;

  • Advice on inspections and monitoring issues to the Management;

  • Initiate redress of operational risks and audit processes for purposes of effective delivery of the departments mandate;

  • Review and forward departmental operational work plans for

  • Review and forward Inspections and monitoring reports;

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

  • Review and forward departmental annual budget, workplan and procurement plan;

  • Supervise and appraise direct reports


  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Job Specifications

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

  • A Master’s degree in either Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized university.

  • Bachelors in either of the following disciplines: Public Administration, Criminal Justice, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated professional competence served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Principal Inspection or Principal Monitoring Officer or eight (12) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service, 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 Senior Management Course or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.

  • Certificate in computer application;

  • Registered with a relevant Professional Body where applicable.

    Required functional and behavioral skills:

    • Human Rights Monitoring Skills.

    • Leadership Skills.

    • Financial Management Skills.

    • Planning Skills.

    • Decision Making Skills.

    • Interpersonal Skills.

    • Communication Skills.

    • Negotiation Skills.

    • Analytical Skills.

    • Report writing skills.

    • Transparency and accountability.

    • Ethics and Integrity.

    • Team player.

    • Creativity and innovation.

    • Resilience.

    • Independence.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; IPOA Head of Inspections and Monitoring Jobs in Kenya

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