The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) is an Independent Commission established under Article 246 of the Constitution of Kenya.
The mandate of the Commission is to:
a) Recruit and appoint persons to hold or act in offices in the service, confirm appointments, and determine promotions and transfers within the National Police Service.
b) Observe due process, exercise disciplinary control over and remove persons holding or acting in offices within the service and
c) Perform any other function as prescribed by a national legislation.
The Commission seeks to recruit a qualified candidate to fill the following vacant position:
Deputy Director – Legal Affairs
Vacancy Number: V/No.3/2018
Directorate: Corporate Services
Reports to: Director, Corporate Services
Terms of Service: Pensionable
1. Oversee the implementation of legal and governance policies, systems and procedures, in line with the institutions strategy to ensure the
achievement of institutional strategic plan;
2. Monitor current and emerging policy, trends, technology, procedural and legislative developments with direct impact on the work to
maintain set government regulations;
3. Lead the development and management of effective Policy and Legal working relations with relevant public entities in National and County Governments;
4. Conduct and oversee policy and legal research through working with Government legal office as appropriate ;
5. Spearhead multi-media public campaigns designed to extend the commissions legislative, legal and policy advocacy;
6. Draft contracts/agreements/leases and other legal documents;
7. Analyze and evaluate regulatory, statutory and other impact or change requirements involving the development of new/revised policy
8. Research public policy, identify existing, emerging and anticipated policy issues and information affecting the society, clients, stakeholders and programs;
9. Develop, improve, and recommend new or revised policy, procedural recommendations and program initiatives in adherence to the legal
10. Oversee the commission’s outreach and benchmarking on legal matters to enhance service delivery to the stakeholders;
11. Participate in the implementation of approved policy proposals and initiatives including providing policy interpretations;
12. Produce and edit major reports, legislative and litigation reports and other publications, including newsletters;
13. Prepare regular reports for the Commission Board on policy and legal initiatives and advocacy to provide information;
14. Review progress of outstanding litigation and legal cases and liaise with and manage external lawyers to facilitate speedy closing up cases affecting the commission;
15. Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of department staff;
Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:
1. Master Degree in Law, Business Administration or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
2. Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution;
3. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing;
4. Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
5. Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
6. Attended a Senior management Course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution;
7. Computer literacy;
8. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
9. Twelve (12) years of service of which three (3) should be in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
Additional Criteria for Selection
If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match these exciting roles, please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae stating your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts quoting reference number of the position applied for.
The NPSC will be seeking evidence of a candidate’s suitability to serve in the positions advertised.
1. Applicants should attach a copy of National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, 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, applications must further furnish clearance certificates from:-
a) Director, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC);
b) Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
c) Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
d) Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs such as LSK, ICPS(K), ICPAK, AAK, IEK, etc.;
e) Certificate of Good Conduct from DCI
NB: These criteria are applicable only to the Senior Positions of Deputy Directors, Managers and Head of Investigations.
Women, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.
No person shall be qualified for appointment in any of the above posts if the person:
a) Has previously been convicted of any criminal offence;
b) Has violated the Constitution;
c) Is an undischarged bankrupt;
d) Has been adversely mentioned in any report by a Commission of Inquiry or any Parliamentary Committee;
e) Canvasses directly, indirectly, by proxy, by emissary, by ethnic or clan whipping, by pressure groups, by other associations or in any other way;
f) Knowingly, willingly and blatantly lies, misrepresents, cheats and fails to disclose material facts.
In addition, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) may be requested by the Commission to provide a report on all shortlisted applicants.
a) Applications and Certified Copies of the supporting documentation should be delivered to the National Police Service Commission, SkyPark Plaza (Near Jacaranda Hotel) 5th Floor Westlands, Nairobi,
or Posted to:
The Commission Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer
National Police Service Commission
SkyPark Plaza 5th Floor
P.O. Box 47363-00100
Applications should be received at the Commission on or before 19th March, 2018.
NB. National Police Service Commission is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.
Persons with disabilities and from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.
Only qualified candidates shall be contacted.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification