Senior Security Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Senior Security Officer will be responsible to the Head of Security.


  • Interpreting and enforcing the implementation of security policies, procedures and standards as required by the Authority;
  • Conducting briefing and debriefing of field teams to capture lessons learnt;
  • Ensuring maintenance of law and order within the Authority;
  • Liaising with police and other security agencies regarding security matters;
  • Conducting due diligence for security service providers;
  • Undertaking security intelligence collection, dissemination and investigations;
  • Carrying out training and sensitization of staff on security and safety procedures;
  • Ensuring appropriate security screening of visitors to Authority`s offices;
  • Assisting in identifying training needs and implementation of relevant training for IPOA staff
  • Coordinating the issuance of access instruments to all IPOA staff;
  • Conducting liaison and security reconnaissance in high risk environment, to inform subsequent deployment;
  • Assisting in conducting research to determine levels of security satisfaction by the staff;
  • Assisting in reviewing security policy and procedures to enhance security of the Authority personnel and resources;
  • Analyzing CCTV footage and access control systems, for correlation and reporting of any possible infringements;


  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.
    Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Served in the grade of IPOA Security Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years or six (6) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Undergone six (6) weeks approved security investigation course at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Training School or Military Police Training School or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Attended a Management Course lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

    Required behavioral skills:

  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding
    sensitive issues; and
  • Demonstrated professional competence.

    How to Apply

    The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) was established through an Act of Parliament published in November 2011 to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the police in Kenya.

    In order to efficiently and effectively deliver its functions, IPOA is always recruiting high caliber staff. IPOA has created a culture that rewards bright, self-driven, and hardworking individuals.

    All applicants MUST be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Candidates will be REQUIRED to produce evidence of clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.

    ALL APPLICATIONS should INCLUDE the job reference number, a reliable email address, day-time telephone contact and MUST be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, IPOA employment form and copies of relevant certificates.

    ALL applicants MUST ATTACH CLEARANCE from the following bodies for the application to be considered (ZIP the below documents before proceeding):

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates available

    IPOA is an EQUAL opportunity employer.


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