Director of Criminal Investigations Job in Kenya

The National Police Service Commission

Vacancy in the Position of Director of Criminal Investigations

Pursuant to the Constitution, particularly Articles 10; 232; 243; 246(3) and Chapter Six and Sections 28, 29 and 30 of the National Police Service Act, 2011 , the NPSC seeks to recruit a Director of Criminal Investigations who satisfies the provisions of the Constitution and those of the National Police Service Act, 2011 and the additional criteria below. 
The Director of Criminal Investigations shall, in the performance of the functions and duties of office, be responsible to the Inspector General and shall be the chief executive officer of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations responsible for implementing the decisions of the Inspector-General;
efficient administration of the Directorate; the day-to-day administration and management of the affairs of the Directorate and the performance of such other duties as may be assigned by the Inspector General, the NPSC, or as may be prescribed by the National Police Service Act, 2011 , or any other written law.

1 . Qualifications of the Director of Criminal Investigations

A person shall be qualified for appointment as the Director of Criminal Investigations if the person –
  • is a citizen of Kenya;
  • holds a degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • has had at least ten years’ proven experience at management level of a public institution;
  • has had a distinguished career in his/her field;
  • has knowledge and experience in criminal investigation or policing;
  • has proven relevant experience in any of the following fields—
  1. management; (y) finance;
  2. law; (vi) governance; or
  3. economics; (vii) public administration; and
  4. change management;
  • meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
The Director of Criminal Investigations shall be appointed for a single six year term and is not eligible for re-appointment.

2. Functions of the Director of Criminal Investigations

The Director of Criminal Investigation shall
  • be responsible for the effective and efficient administration and operations of the Directorate;
  • provide strategic guidance and direction for the Directorate;
  • be responsible for the preparation of the budget and planning for the directorate;
  • monitor and evaluate the Directorate;
  • undertake supervision of the Directorate;
  • coordinate training, research and development in the Directorate;
  • provide internal oversight of the Directorate;
  • improve transparency and accountability in the Directorate.
  • co-operate and engage in joint security operations with the Deputy Inspectors-General of both the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police Service, other Government departments and security organs, where necessary, when relevant, to ensure the safety and security of the public, and
  • perform any other functions that may be assigned by the Inspector-General under this Act or any other law.
3. Disqualification Criteria

No person shall be qualified for appointment as Director of Criminal Investigations if the person —
  • has previously been convicted of any criminal offence;
  • has violated the Constitution;
  • is an undischarged bankrupt;
  • has been adversely mentioned in any report by a Commission of Inquiry or any Parliamentary Committee;
  • canvasses directly, indirectly, by proxy, by emissary, by ethnic or clan whipping, by pressure groups, by other associations or in any other way;
  • knowingly, willingly and blatantly lies, misrepresents, cheats and fails to disclose material facts.
4. Additional Criteria for Selection

The NPSC will be seeking evidence of a candidate’s suitability to serve in the positions advertised.
  1. Applicants should attach their Curriculum Vitae, copy of National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, samples of their three top writings (if any), or supervised projects or any other evidence of proven relevant expertise herein being sought;
  2. In addition to the qualifications set out in the Constitution and the Enabling Statutes, applicants must further furnish clearance certificates from:
  • Director, Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP);
  • Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs such as LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK, etc;
  • Certificate of good conduct;
  • Credit Reference Bureau
5. Security Report

In addition, the National Security and Intelligence Service (NSIS) may be requested by the NPSC to provide a report on all shortlisted applicants.

6. Application Submission

Applications and certified copies of the supporting documentation should be;
  • delivered to the Public Service Commission, Commission House, Room No. 008, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, and/or
  • submitted online together with scanned accompanying documents to:
All applications will be referenced;
The applications should be addressed to:
The Chairperson
National Police Service Commission
Public Service Commission
Commission House, Room 008
P.O. Box 30095-00100, Harambee Avenue Nairobi

The applications should be submitted on or before 5.00 PM, Friday,16t” November, 2012.

7. Important Notice
  • Names of all applicants and the interview schedule of those shortlisted shall be published in the print media and the Kenya Gazette;
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interviews.
Johnston M. Kavuludi, HSC
National Police Service Commission

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