Senior Security Officer

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Company:Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

Job Description Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:

(i) Interpreting and enforcing the implementation of security policies, procedures and standards as required by the Authority.

 (ii) Conducting briefing and debriefing of field teams to capture lessons learnt.

(iii) Ensuring maintenance of law and order within the Authority.

(iv) Liaising with police and other security agencies regarding security matters.

(v) Conducting due diligence for security service providers.

(vi) Undertaking security intelligence collection, dissemination and investigations.

(vii) Carrying out training and sensitization of staff on security and safety procedures.

(viii) Ensuring appropriate security screening of  visitors to Authority`s offices.

(ix) Assisting in identifying training needs and implementation of relevant training for IPOA staff (x) Coordinating the issuance of access instruments to all IPOA staff.

(xi) Conducting liaison and security reconnaissance in high risk environment, to inform  subsequent deployment.

 (xii) Assisting in conducting research to determine levels of security satisfaction by the staff

(xiii) Assisting in reviewing security policy and procedures to enhance security of the Authority personnel and resources.

(xiv) Analyzing CCTV footage and access control systems, for correlation and reporting of any possible infringements.



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


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of IPOA Security Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years or six (6) 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 the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Training School or Military Police 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.?
  • Shown merit, integrity and ability as reflected in work performance and results. 

Required behavioural skills:

  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive issues.
  • Demonstrated professional competence.




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