Head of Security at Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) was established through an Act of Parliament published in November 2011 to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the police in Kenya.
In order to efficiently and effectively deliver its functions, IPOA is always recruiting high caliber staff. IPOA has created a culture that rewards bright, self-driven, and hardworking individuals.Ref Number: IPOA/HR/18/2019
(CONSOLIDATED SALARY KES.236,000 - 351,000)
The Head of Security is responsible for the following: -

Developing and enforcing security policies, operating procedures, and standards;
Overseeing reviews on security matters as per the laid down standards, rules and regulations;
Managing and evaluating the security procedures and disasters management programmes;
Coordinating enforcement of security and safety procedures in IPOA;
Overseeing investigation of security incidences;
Coordinating the management of IPOA contracted security personnel;
Coordinating training and development of the IPOA security staff;
Ensuring that appropriate security measures and mechanisms are put in place to guard against unauthorized access;
Disarming and taking custody of arms from complainants;
Briefing and debriefing staff before and after emergency operations;
Gathering intelligence and issuing security alerts/advisories to staff;
Conducting security risk analysis;
Liaising with law enforcement agencies, commissions and professional organizations mandated to conduct investigations into incidents of fraud and other irregularities; and
Overseeing supervision, staff development and performance appraisal.
Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time

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

Served in the grade of Principal Security Officer, for a minimum period of three (3) years or twelve (12) 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;
Master'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;
Certificate in either Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme or equivalent qualification lasting not less than three (3) weeks from a recognized institution;
Registered with a relevant Professional Body where applicable
Ability to use computer application;
Demonstrated integrity, professional competence and ability in planning and controlling internal audit activities.

Required behavioral skills

Professional competence
Team player
Results oriented, meet deadlines on assignments and juggle multiple Demands

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