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Head Of Investigations Job. IPOA (236-351K)



Specific duties and responsibilities for the position of Head, Investigations will entail:-

  • Developing, reviewing and implementing strategies, policies, plans, standards and procedures as per the Authorities strategic plan and delivery and quality assurance of investigations;
  • Liaising with the judicial agencies, victims, witnesses and other stake holders on cases under investigations;
  • Analysing evidence and information on investigations and provide material facts for completion of investigations in accordance with the Act, regulations and policies;
  • Enforcing implementation of training manuals and materials for investigations;
  • Coordinating investigations teams and investigation activities;
  • Providing clear concise and accurate periodic reports;
  • Providing regular investigation reports and updates; prepare, monitor, report on the Directorate’s annual work plan, budget and strategic plan; prepare detailed periodic internal and statutory reports;
  • Supporting prosecution process in court;
  • Identifying and documenting gaps in operational processes and systems and recommending corrective action;
  • Reviewing and auditing all complaints investigated;
  • Overseeing investigations of all cases referred to Internal Affairs Unit by the Authority to ensure impartial and timely completion of the same;
  • Supervising, appraising, training and developing staff in the Department; and
  • Leading and conducting investigations into high priority, sensitive and complex cases.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time


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

  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Principal Investigations Officer or twelve (12) years in investigations or a comparable and relevant position of which three (3) must have been in an investigations management position including supervising teams, in an investigation agency in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • 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; and
  • A Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme or equivalent qualification lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with a relevant Professional Body where applicable
  • Must have in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in criminal investigations including criminal investigations in Kenya;
  • Ability to use computer application;

Required behavioural skills

  • Candidates must be a person of integrity, demonstrate professional competence, excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Demonstrate confidentiality, impartiality, discretion, tact and firm judgement;
  • Passion for criminal justice and police reform;
  • Experience in law enforcement;
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinker;
  • Results oriented, meet deadlines on assignments and juggle multiple demands

All applicants MUST attach IPOA Employment Application Form (available at: and valid 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 and job reference number, on both the cover letter, envelope and email applications, together with a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Tuesday, 17th December, 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: [email protected]

Online application portal:

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