IPOA Investigation Officers Jobs in Kenya (130K)

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a state Authority created under an Act of Parliament No.35 of 2011, with the mandate of holding the police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions.

The Authority wishes to recruit a result oriented Kenyan citizen with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following position: –






The Investigations Officer will be responsible to Director, Investigations through the Head of Investigations.

This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.

Job Description

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: –

(i) Undertaking investigations on allegations of misconduct, deaths and serious injuries to persons while in police custody, or which are the result of police action or inaction; or were caused by members of the National Police Service;

(ii) Gathering and analysing evidence and organizing it in statements, sets of records and facts;

(iii) Gathering information and produce intelligence reports to inform investigations;

(iv) Recording of statements from complainants, witnesses and suspects officers;

(v) Ensuring safe custody of all investigative records and evidence in liaison with the Monitoring and Inspections Directorate;

(vi) Conduct impromptu visits to stations during inspection tours to audit police investigations into complaints against the service;

(vii) Conducting undercover investigations and surveillance operations;

(viii) Carrying out sting operations especially where ongoing misconduct is reported to the Authority;

(ix) Attending post-mortems;

(x) Documenting all investigations in concise, factual and timely manner;

(xi) Supporting prosecution process in court; and

(xii) Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Job Specification:

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Political Science, Human Rights, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; and
  • Ability to use computer application;

Required behavioural skills:

  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards;

All applicants MUST attach IPOA Employment Application Form (available at: https://portal.ipoa.go.ke/careers/) and valid clearances from the following bodies:

i. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

ii. Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC);

iii. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);

iv. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and

v. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

How to apply:

Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application through Post Office, email, online or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position and job reference number, on both the cover letter, envelope and email applications, together with a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 to:

Director/Chief Executive Officer,
Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI.

Email: recruitment0220@ipoa.go.ke.

IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

IPOA does not engage any recruitment agencies and no medical examination is required before one attends an interview.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Security and Criminology
Updated: February 19, 2020 — 7:50 am