Principal Investigations Officer Jobs IPOA (7 Positions)


Principal Investigations Officer Jobs at The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (7 Positions)

Consolidated Salary Kes.184,000-279,000

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

Investigations Officer Job Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning and coordinating team activities;
  • Allocating team functions to individual team members and monitoring performance;
  • Assessing and prioritizing team workloads;
  • Supervising and coordinating available resources against workloads, managing team functions including cases from reception to final report writing, ensuring efficient workload;
  • Overseeing the day to day tasks and performance of the team members, coaching and mentoring team members, and identifying individual and collective training needs;
  • Gathering and presenting regular accurate updates to Head of Investigations;
  • Providing guidance and advice to team members on investigations function;
  • Auditing investigations files to ensure adherence to IPOA standards;
  • Liaising with other internal departments on investigations issues, external agencies such as ODPP, Judiciary and other actors in criminal justice administration;
  • Ensuring compliance with directorate and Authority objectives, policies, procedures, annual work plan and strategic plan;
  • Disseminating and implementing Directorate’s decisions;
  • Leading and conducting investigations into major cases and public interest cases;
  • Any other related duties as may be assigned to you by Management from time to time.


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

Required Functional Skills for the Investigations Officer Job

  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of Senior
  • Investigations Officer or nine (9) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public Service or Private Sector;
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines:- Forensic Science, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Registered with a relevant Professional Body where applicable;
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Strong managerial skills, including motivating, developing, coaching and leading teams;
  • Training in senior management course lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

Required Behavioural Skills

  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Ability to maintain confidence and trust regarding sensitive issues.

All applicants must attach clearance from the following bodies:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

How to Apply

  • Interested persons who meet the above criteria are invited to send their applications by submitting the duly completed IPOA job application Form found on the Authority’s website;, updated CV, academic certificates, testimonials and the above specified clearances. Online applications should be sent to [email protected] Canvassing and incomplete applications may lead to automatic disqualification. Applications in a sealed envelope with the job reference number clearly marked should be received by the undersigned on or before Friday, 9th December 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants must note that they may be posted to serve in any part of the country.
  • The Chief Executive Officer Independent Policing Oversight Authority P.O Box 23035-00100 Nairobi.
  • 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.