Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Superintendent - Prisons Jobs in Kenya

Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Superintendent - Prisons Jobs in Kenya


Qualifications and Requirements:

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Chief Inspector of Prisons, Job Group L , ( PG 6)

  • A Certificate of Initial Training for Prisons Officers form the Prisons Staff Training College lasting not less than nine (9) months; OR a Certificate of Initial Training for Cadet Officers from the Prisons Staff Training College lasting not less than thirteen (13) months; OR a Post Graduate Diploma in Security and Correctional Science from a recognized institution;

  • A Certificate in Development Course for Inspectors lasting not less than two (2) months from Prisons Staff Training College;

  • A Senior Officers Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and

  • Maintained outstanding discipline record

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • Managing an open prison, Borstal Institutions and Youth Corrective Training Centre; chairing Reception and Discharge Board in open and medium institutions;

  • Deploying officers depending on their suitability;

  • Validating and endorsing data entries;

  • Controlling prisons
    security and special category wings in maximum security institutions and keeping valuables and cash of prisons;

  • Ensuring inmates are produced in court on time; monitoring security of prisoners on transit and releasing inmates and coordination rehabilitation programs;

  • Managing prisons farms and industries activities;

  • Being second parade commanders, conducting class instructions to trainees and leading recruitment teams; supervising staff from the rank of Chief Inspector and below;

  • Adjudicating disciplinary cases for both staff and inmates;

  • Ensuring proper maintenance of hygiene and sanitation;

  • Providing health services; ensuring that inmates access health care; and

  • Providing professional services based on their areas of specialization.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government Superintendent - Prisons Jobs in Kenya


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