IPOA Principal Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya

IPOA Principal Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Principal Investigations Officer will be responsible to the Director, Investigations through the Head of Investigations.

Job Description

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: -

  • Planning and coordinating team activities;
  • Allocating team functions to individual team members and monitoring
  • Assessing and prioritizing team workloads;
  • Supervising and coordinating available resources against workloads, managing team functions including cases from reception to final report writing, ensuring efficient workload;
  • Overseeing the day to day tasks and performance of the team members, coaching and mentoring team members, and identifying
    individual and collective training needs;
  • Gathering and presenting regular accurate updates to Head of Investigations;
  • Providing guidance and advice to team members on investigations function;
  • Auditing investigations files to ensure adherence to IPOA standards;
  • Liaising with other internal departments on investigations issues, external agencies such as ODPP, Judiciary and other actors in criminal justice administration;
  • Ensuring compliance with directorate and Authority objectives, policies,
    procedures, annual work plan and strategic plan;
  • Disseminating and implementing Directorate’s decisions;
  • Leading and conducting investigations into major cases and public interest cases;
  • Any other related duties as may be assigned to you by Management from time to time.


  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

  • 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;
  • Registered with a relevant Professional Body where applicable;
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Senior Investigations Officer or nine (9) years in a comparable and relevant
    position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and
    leading teams;
  • Training in senior management course lasting not less
    than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Valid Driving License.

    Required Behavioral 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.

    All applicants MUST attach valid/current clearances from the following bodies:

  • 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).

    How to Apply:
  • Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application through Post Office, email, online or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, on both the cover letter and envelope, together with IPOA Employment
    Application Form (available: https://portal.ipoa.go.ke/careers/ ), a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Friday, 12th July, 2019 to:
  • Director/Chief Executive Officer,
  • Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
  • 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
  • P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI.
  • Email: recruitment06@ipoa.go.ke
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Locals from Turkana County are encouraged to apply for the Complaints Management Officer II position above.
  • 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.
  • For more information and job application details, see; IPOA Principal Investigations Officer Jobs in Kenya

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