IPOA Investigations Deputy Director, Head of Investigations and Investigations Officers Jobs vacancy in Kenya September 2013

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a State Authority created under an Act of Parliament No. 35 of 2011 which provides for civilian oversight of work of the police.
IPOA has various vacancies and would like to inform interested members of the public to apply:

Investigations Department

Deputy Director, Investigations

Grade 2
Ref: POA 01/08/13
Re-advertised

Reporting to the Director/Chief Executive Officer, the jobholder will be responsible for managing investigation teams to attend incident scenes, gather information and physical evidence.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Providing leadership, strategic direction and general oversight in the implementation of the department activities.
  • Provide guidance and advice to members of the department and the authority in general on realization of the Investigation objectives.
  • Analysing evidence and completing investigations in accordance with the Act, regulations and policies;
  • Referring matters to the judiciary agencies on cases involving prosecution;
  • Gathering and analysing evidence and organising it in statements, sets of records and facts;
  • Developing investigations’ training manuals and materials; and
  • Reviewing the operations and administration of the investigations team and providing the Board with periodic reports on both.
The successful candidate will have 
  • a Masters degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or related areas.
  • A Bachelors degree with proven equivalent qualification will be considered.
  • A minimum of 10years progressive experience in investigatory work in law enforcement government, national or international investigation agency with practical experience in forensic investigations, thorough understanding of prosecution methodology, training in investigations, case management and criminology.
  • Extensive criminal investigative background on matters relating to abuse of office, fraud, conflict of interest, manslaughter and murder in Kenya.
  • Experience in managing teams of investigators within a large organisation; preferably within a corporate environment and/or law enforcement environment will be considered.
Candidates who had previously applied for the role of Deputy Director Investigation need not re-apply.

Head of Investigations

Grade 3
Ref: IPOA 02/08/13

Reporting to the Deputy Director Investigations, the jobholder will be responsible for Coordinating and providing guidance on investigation matters relating to incident scenes, gather information and physical evidence to a team of Investigators.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Conduct investigations in accordance with the Act, regulations and policies;
  • Liaise with the judiciary agencies on cases involving prosecution;
  • Analyse evidence and  information on investigations and provide material facts
  • Enforce Implement of   investigations’ training manuals and materials; and
  • Coordinate  investigations teams and provide periodic reports
The successful candidate will have 
  • a Masters degree in Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or related areas.
  • A Bachelors degree with proven equivalent qualification will be considered.
  • A minimum of 7 years progressive experience in investigatory work in law enforcement government, national or international investigation agency with practical experience in forensic investigations.
  • Experience in managing teams of investigators within a large organisation; preferably within a corporate environment and/or law enforcement environment will be considered.
Investigations Officers
Grade 5
Ref: IPOA 03/08/13
14 Posts

Reporting to the Head of Investigations, the jobholder will be responsible for Participating in formulation and implementation of strategies and programs of investigation.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:
  • Participating in developing and implementing departmental plans in line with the Authority’s objectives
  • Conducting investigations into criminal acts by Police and ensure that offenders are apprehended and prosecuted
  • Preparing and processing prosecution documents and Maintaining up to date inventory and safety of all exhibits
  • Identifying  and monitoring  high risk areas for crime ,
  • Collating and collecting evidence of all case being prepared for prosecution
The successful candidate will have 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or related areas.
  • A minimum of 3 years progressive work experience in investigatory work in national or international investigation agency with practical experience in forensic investigations.
  • Experience in working with diverse team of investigators within a large organisation; preferably within a corporate environment and/or law enforcement environment will be considered.
  • Must be in possession of a valid driving license.
How to Apply

Interested persons should send their applications quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for.

In addition, please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates.

Include your day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references together with copies of relevant certificates and testimonials with envelopes clearly marked the position being applied for.

The application should reach The Authority by Friday, 13th September 2013.

The applications should be addressed to:

TSG
Voucher No: 2181
P.O Box 49990 – 00100
Nairobi Kenya
OR

DNA
NO: 1555
P.O Box 49010 – 00100
Nairobi Kenya    

Note: 

1. IPOA is an equal opportunity employer

2. Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply

3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to Automatic disqualification.



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