Senior Security Officer at Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)

On Monday, February 2nd, 2015
The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a state Authority created under an Act of Parliament No.35 of 2011, which provides for civilian oversight over the work of the police.
IPOA is mandated to hold the police accountable to the public in the performance
of their functions.
IPOA wishes to recruit a results-oriented Kenyan citizens with drive, vision and creativity to fill the following vacancy at the Authority:
Senior Security Officer
Job Grade IPOA 5
Ref: IPOA/HR/07/2015
1 Post

Job Summary: The Senior Security Officer will be responsible to the Head of Security.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Planning and executing security arrangement as required by IPOA;
  • Undertaking appropriate security measures and mechanisms to guard against unauthorized access;
  • Ensuring maintenance of law and order within IPOA;
  • Liaising with police and other security agencies regarding security matters;
  • Supervision of IPOA contracted security personnel;
  • Undertaking security intelligence and investigations;
  • Carrying out training and sensitization of staff on security and safety procedures; and
  • Ensuring appropriate security screening of visitors to Authority`s offices.
Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • Served in the grade of Security Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years or four (4) years in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminology or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Undergone six (6) weeks approved security investigation course at Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Training School or any other related and equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Attended a Management Course lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized Institution;
  • Certificate in computer application skills; and
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Additional Information
All shortlisted Candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts and Testimonials.

They will also be required to obtain clearance from the following bodies.

i. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

ii. Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC)

iii. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); and

iv. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)

How to Apply
Interested persons should send their applications quoting the job reference number and the title of the position.
Applications should be accompanied with a curriculum vitae containing details of
qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration, copies of professional/academic certificates, telephone, e-mail address and contacts of three references.
Applications should be sent or delivered to the address below:
The Chief Executive Officer
Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
ACK Garden Annex, 3rd Floor,
1st Ngong Avenue.
P.O. Box 23035-00100,
Applications should be received not later than 13th February 2015.
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.
IPOA is an equal opportunity employer

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