Thursday, October 10, 2013

job vacancy at the independent Policing Oversight Authority

Deputy Director – Strategy and Research

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 of work of the police. IPOA is mandated to hold the police accountable to the public in the performance of their functions.
The Authority is also required to give effect to the provision of Article 244 of the Constitution – that the police shall strive for professionalism and discipline and shall promote and practice transparency and accountability; and ensure independent oversight of the handling of complaints by the National Police Service (“the Service”).
To enable the Authority achieve its mandate and vision for “a robust civilian accountability mechanism that promotes public trust and confidence in the National Police Service”, the Authority now wishes to recruit a result-oriented Kenyan citizen with drive, vision, passion and creativity to join its senior management team.
Strategy and Research Department

puty Director – Strategy and Research

Reporting to the Director/Chief Executive Officer, the jobholder will be responsible for leading and participating in policy development, research assignments and projects.

The jobholder will also be responsible for:

Reviewing patterns of police misconduct and functioning of the internal disciplinary process of the Service;
Coordinating the process of making recommendations to the Service or any state organ;
Preparing bi-annual performance and annual reports;
Interpreting and clarifying policy direction and expectations for IPOA;
Identifying the need for policy, procedural and legislative reforms;
Analysing and evaluating regulatory, statutory and other impact or change requirements involving the development of new/revised policy recommendations;
Researching on public policy, identifying existing, emerging and anticipated policy issues and information affecting the Authority, clients, stakeholders and programs;
Developing, improving and recommending policies, procedural recommendations and program initiatives;
Assisting institutional heads in the implementation of strategic plans and in their reporting;
Monitoring current and emerging policy, trends, technology, procedural and legislative developments;
Organising and maintaining data used to develop policy recommendations and reports and act as a central reference resource on the same;
Liaising with the IT software development department to ensure that strategic research systems’ needs are articulated and met; and
Managing the development, administration and analysis of surveys used to identify and improve IPOA’s effectiveness.
Leading the process of developing IPOA’s Strategic Plan and subsequent monitoring and evaluation of its implementation.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in arts or social sciences with a Master’s degree in strategic management, research, planning or equivalent.
The ideal candidate should have at least ten years’ senior management experience coupled with strong business, analytical, research, planning and creative thinking skills.
Interested persons should send their application letters together with current curriculum vitae containing details of their qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration, as well as copies of professional/academic certificates.
Day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references should also be provided.

Applications should be addressed to:

Ag. Director/CEO,
Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA),
ACK Garden Annex, 1st Ngong Avenue,
P O Box 23035 – 00100,
Applications can also be emailed at:
Application closing date: Friday, 25th October 2013 at 5.00pm
IPOA is an equal opportunity employer,
Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply,
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted, and
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.