State Organ Chief Protection Officer Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Chief Protection Officer

J/G -3

Ref. 04/2018

A State Organ in the security and administration of justice sector seeks to recruit a competent officer to fill a vacant position in its establishment. Applicants must be Kenyan Citizens committed to delivering results and ready to work for long hours under minimum supervision.

The State Organ will offer a competitive package to the successful candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chief Protection Officer will be reporting to the Deputy Director, Operations.

He/she will be responsible for the implementation of the Organ’s mandate in a result oriented and timely manner to achieve its set goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Overall in-charge of a regional office; participate in the development of relevant policies, manuals and standard operating procedures;
  • implement and ensure adherence to the policies, manuals, and standard operating procedures;
  • ensure that operations are done within the provided legal framework and international best practices;
  • overall in charge of the security and safety of clients, members of staff and property of the Organ in the regional office;
  • ensure effective implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Organ’s operational matters in the region;
  • ensure and uphold effective national, regional, and international networks/collaboration/cooperation;
  • ensure adherence to set service level agreements and MOUs with both local and international entities;
  • ensure continued vetting of regional staff;
  • offer appropriate leadership and guidance for effective operational activities of the Organ at the regional level;
  • promote development, and motivation of staff;
  • in-charge of budgeting and procurement of commodities for the region and ensure prudent utilization of funds within the budgetary limits;
  • any other duties as may be allocated from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience

For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Law, Criminology, Public Administration, Management or comparable qualifications from a recognized university.
  • Worked as a Deputy Chief Protection Officer for a minimum of three (3) years OR fifteen (15) years’ experience in intelligence, police, military or any other recognized local/international security organization three (3) years of which must have been in a senior management level.
  • Training in Intelligence, Covert Operations, Investigations, and Operational courses.
  • Knowledge in criminal justice system, covert operations, criminal investigations, the Kenya constitution, and Criminal Procedure Code.
  • Knowledge in Corporate Governance.
  • Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than 6 weeks or equivalent course from a recognized institution.
  • A valid driving license

A candidate must, in addition, possess the following attributes: high integrity, ability to make appropriate decisions, self-driven and motivated, professionalism, strong communication, conceptual, interpersonal, and managerial skills, be a team player and have respect for diversity, ability to maintain confidentiality and be computer literate.

Interested Candidates who meet the required qualifications should send their applications with a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, National Identity Card, and other relevant testimonials; telephone contact, e-mail address, and names of three referees with their contacts.

In addition, candidates should obtain clearance certificates from the following bodies: –

  1. Higher Education Loans Board
  2. Kenya Revenue Authority
  3. Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  4. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  5. Credit Reference Bureau
  6. Any Professional body to which the candidate is a member

Applications clearly indicating the Job Title and Reference Number on both the letter and envelope should be send to the address below so as to be received on or before 9th July, 2018.

DNA 2084
P.O. Box 49990-00100

Note: Clearance certificates from the above mentioned bodies are to be availed during interview by those short listed. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Updated: June 19, 2018 — 10:05 am