Senior Research Officer Job at the National Crime Research Centre, Kenya

The National Crime Research Act, Chapter 62, Laws of Kenya established the National Crime Research Centre (NCRC), which is a State Corporation under the Office of the Attorney General & Department of Justice.

The objects of the Centre are to carry out research into the causes of crime, and its prevention and to disseminate research findings and recommendations to agencies of Government concerned with the administration of criminal justice with a view to assisting them in their policy formulation and planning.

The Centre seeks to recruit competent and highly motivated Kenyans to fill the following positions on permanent and pensionable terms of service.

Position: Senior Research Officer 


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Duties and Responsibilities

Under the Supervision of the Principal Researcher, the officer will be performing the following duties:-

  • In  charge of a research section at the centre;
  • liaising with other research sections within the centre to ensure standard of research are in line with policy guidelines;
  • develop research proposals and submit to divisional heads for discussions and approval;
  • representing the section in divisional meetings;
  • develop work plans and supervise staff in the section;
For appointment to this grade, an appointee must have:-
  • served satisfactorily in the grade of Research Officer I for a minimum period of three (3) years or equivalent position;
  • A Bachelor degree in either Sociology, Criminology, Psychology  or any other relevant qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A masters degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized institution;
  • Certificate of competence in Word Processing (MS Word, WordPerfect), Spreadsheet (Ms Excel, Lotus), Operating Systems (Windows), Database management (Ms Access, d-base, Oracle, Sequential Query Languages – SQL), Desktop Publishing (PageMaker, Photoshop) and Statistical Packages (SPSS) from recognized institutions;
  • Demonstrated a high standard of competence and administrative ability in research.
  • Statistical experience in data coding, research methodology with experience in IT methodology is an added advantage.
Note: Salary for each grade is commensurate with NCRC Salary Structure.

Applicants should submit the following:-

(i) Dully filled NCRC Application Form (CLICK HERE to download) together with detailed Curriculum Vitae including names of three referees and full contacts (name, Post Office Box Number, email address, and telephone/mobile phone contact;

(ii) Copies of academic certificates and testimonials;

(iii) Copies of Certificate of Good Conduct from Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethic and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) Clearance, Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and any other Professional Body which the candidate is a member.

Applications without the relevant qualifications and supporting documents as required will not be considered.

All applications should indicate job reference numbers and be send to;

The Director /CEO
National Crime Research Centre
ACK Garden Annex
1st Ngong Avenue, Off Bishop’s Road
P.O. Box 21180-00100

OR Email:

The application should to reach the Director/CEO not later than 5.00 pm on Friday, 11th November, 2016.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any form of Canvassing for these positions will lead to automatic disqualification.

National Crime Research Centre is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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