State Department for Correctional Services Kenya Prisons Service - Deputy Commissioner of Prisons Jobs

State Department for Correctional Services Kenya Prisons Service - Deputy Commissioner of Prisons Jobs


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Assistant Commissioner of Prisons Job Group , ( PG 9).

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

  • A Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrated professional competence and administrative capability in work performance and result; and

  • Maintained outstanding discipline record

    Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • Managing maximum security institutions;

  • Enforcing prisons objectives for offender containment, rehabilitation, social reintegration and administration of justice;

  • Handling staff and inmates matters at regional commands and prisons headquarters;

  • Planning of training programmes at Prisons Staff Training College and implementing the training curriculum;

  • Monitoring and evaluating the performance of institutions and individual officers and handling staff disciplinary matters;

  • Overseeing equitable distribution of prisons stores;

  • Conducting administrative inspections, ensuring prisoners are aware and observe all prisons rules and regulations;

  • Providing linkages between the regions and the prison headquarters; commanding security operations such as riots, disease outbreaks and special searches;

  • Seeking feedback on the provision of healthcare services to staff and inmates;

  • Providing professional service and advice based on their areas of specialization;

  • Carrying out public execution;

  • Designing, constructing and maintaining buildings; and

  • Receiving and analyzing reports.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; State Department for Correctional Services Kenya Prisons Service - Deputy Commissioner of Prisons Jobs


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