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23 Jul 2014

Chief Protection Officer Job Vacancy

Chief Protection Officer
J/G-3
Ref. 01/2014
Re- Advertisement

A State Agency in the security and administration of justice seeks to recruit a Chief Protection Officer.

Applicants must be Kenyan citizens with strong managerial and high conceptual skills who are committed to delivering results and ready to work for long hours with minimum supervision.

Must be team players who respect diversity, maintain confidentiality and proficient in the use of computer application packages.


The Agency offers competitive packages to the successful candidates.

Duties and responsibilities
The Chief Protection Officer will be reporting to the Deputy Director Operations.

Duties at this level include management of the covert and other protection related operations aimed at securing the safety of clients and related persons nationally.

In addition, the officer will be responsible for;

  • Coordination of risk and threat assessment programmes;
  • Gathering and dissemination of intelligence information;
  • Coordinating operational procedures and training programmes;
  • Supervising the conducting of special operations and investigations;
  • Ensure adequate security is provided to clients during court appearance;
  • Organizing and supervising the procurement, distribution, training, usage and management of protective equipment, reintegration and removal process of clients as provided by law;
  • Managing offices, buildings, safe houses used by the Agency;
  • Dissemination of information and intelligence gathering;
  • Ensure effective coordination with law enforcement agencies and intelligence services;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for the Agency and coordinating training programs;
  • Reviewing confidential documents and material for the purpose of expunging protected information, security of protected clients and classifying documents;
  • In addition, the officer will be required to coordinate the resettlement of foreign and local clients and related persons in liaison with other Agencies;

Qualification and Experience
For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

  • A Degree in Law, Criminology, Public Administration or their equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  • Served in a Senior Gazetted position in the National Police Service, Military, Intelligence or other law enforcement agencies;
  • Knowledge and experience in investigation of crimes, protective security and covert operations;
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system functions and services;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.

Interested Candidates who meet the required qualifications should send their applications with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, Identity Cards, Driving License and other testimonials, telephone contact, e-mail address, and names of three referees with their contacts.

In addition, candidates should obtain clearance certificates from the following bodies:-

Higher Education Loans Board
Kenya Revenue Authority
Directorate of Criminal Investigation
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
Credit Reference Bureau
Any other Professional bodies to which the candidate is a member
Applications clearly indicating the Job title and reference number on both the letter and envelope should be send to the address below on or before 31st July 2014.

DNA 1696
P.O. Box 49010-00100
Nairobi

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