Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Investigation Officers and Human Rights Investigators Jobs in Kenya

Republic of Kenya
 
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)
 
Declaration of Vacancies

Position: Investigation Officers (3)
 

Purpose: Reporting to the Deputy Director (Investigations), the investigator will be responsible for conducting investigations on complaints received and falling within the Authority’s mandate outlined in Section 6 of the IPOA Act.

The nature of the job requires one to work at odd hours, be on call at all times and be able to work in any part of Kenya.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Undertake investigations on allegations of misconduct, deaths and serious injurious to persons while in police custody, or which are the result of police action or were caused by members of the National Police Service;
  • Provide periodic investigation updates;
  • Gather information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;
  • Document all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner;
  • Compile investigation files;
  • Support prosecution process in court; and,
  • Identify and document gaps in processes and systems, and recommend corrective action.
Job requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences;
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in criminal investigations; 
  • thorough understanding of the Laws of Evidence including preserving, processing and documenting evidence; 
  • Demonstrated expertise in interview and interrogation techniques; 
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills; 
  • Strong command of Kiswahili and English;
  • Must be good in investigation report writing; 
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimum supervision; 
  • Must be computer literate with strong end user skills and proficiency in MS Office; 
  • Must have a valid driving license; 
  • Must be a person of high integrity
Added Advantage: Knowledge of international, regional and national human rights laws
 
Position: Human Rights Investigator (2)
 
Purpose: Reporting to the Deputy Director (Investigations), the human rights investigator will be responsible for conducting investigations on complaints received and falling within the Authority’s mandate outlined in Section 6 of the IPOA Act. 
The nature of the job requires one to work at odd hours, be on call at all times and be able to work in any part of Kenya.

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Undertake investigations on allegations of human rights abuses arising from misconduct, deaths and serious injurious to persons while in police custody, or which are the result of police action or were caused by members of the National Police Service;
  • Monitor policing operations to ensure human rights standards are met;
  • Conduct fact-finding missions to provide periodic updates on trends and patterns of human rights abuses;
  • Document all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner;
  • Compile investigation files;
  • Support prosecution process in court;
  • Identify and document gaps in processes and systems, and recommend corrective action.
Job requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences; 
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant expertise in human rights’ investigations; 
  • thorough understanding of international, regional and national human rights laws; 
  • Demonstrable experience in fact-finding missions; 
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills; 
  • Strong command of Kiswahili and English; 
  • Must be good in investigation report writing; 
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimum supervision; 
  • Must be computer literate with strong end user skills and proficiency in MS Office; 
  • Must have a valid driving license; 
  • Must be a person of high integrity
Added Advantage: Knowledge of criminal investigations and laws of evidence

Terms and conditions: The successful candidates will be employed on a 4-year contract, (renewable, based on performance) and they will be offered competitive terms.

To apply: Applications for these positions, with detailed CV, 3 referees, relevant certificates and 3 testimonials, should be submitted to the Ag. Director/Chief Executive Officer either through: 

the IPOA email (ipoakenya@gmail.com); 
or hand-delivered at IPOA offices in Nairobi at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (2nd Floor); 
or posted to IPOA’s address at P. O. Box 23035-00100, Nairobi.
 
Deadline: All applications should be received before 5 p.m. on Wednesday 21, November 2012.
 
Macharia Njeru, Chairman
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority
Kenyatta International Conference Centre, 2nd Floor
P. O. Box 23035 – 00100, 
Nairobi, Kenya


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