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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Government Agency Protection Officers, ICT Officer, Procurement Officer, and Protection Psychosocial Officer Jobs in Kenya

A Government Agency in the Security and Administration of Justice Sector, seeks to recruit staff to fill various vacant positions in the Agency.

Applications are invited from qualified Kenyan professionals of high integrity, with strong managerial and administrative skills who are self-driven and committed to delivering results.

The applicants must have good communication and high conceptual skills, well developed in decision making and proficient in computer application packages.

The candidates must be team players who respect diversity, maintain confidentiality and willing to work for long hours. 
The Agency offers competitive packages to the successful candidates.

Chief Protection Officer JG – 3 
(Ref. 01/2013)

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 witnesses 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 witness during court appearance.
  • organizing and supervising the procurement, distribution, training, usage and management of protective equipments, reintegration and removal process of witnesses admitted to the protection programme 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 witnesses and classifying documents;
  • In addition the officer will be required to coordinate the resettlement of foreign and local witnesses and related persons in liaison with other Agencies;
Qualification and Experience

For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:
  • A Master’s degree in law, criminology, public administration or their equivalent qualifications from a recognized university;
  • Must have served in the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police or equivalent position in the military, intelligence or other security services;
  • 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.
Protection Officer 1 
(2No. Positions)
JG – 6 (Ref. 02/2013)

Protection Officer I will be reporting to the Senior Protection Officer. Work at this level will include:
  • management of the covert and other protection related operations as provided for in the relevant legislations;
  • responsible for the day to day management of operations;
  • responsible for intake, management, re-integration and removal process of witnesses admitted to the protection program;
  • conduct threat and risk assessment with regard to new application and protected people on the program;
  • responsible for information and intelligence gathering, collation and dissemination;
  • ensure provision of continued evaluation of processes and conduct technical training for all protection staff;
  • managing a secure filing system for all classified materials and conduct special operations as assigned.
Qualification and Experience

For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in law, business/ public administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • Served in the rank of the Inspector of Police or equivalent in the military, intelligence or other security service;
  • A valid driving license and must be aged 28 years and above;
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system will an added advantage.
Senior Information and Communication Technology Officer 
JG – 5 (Ref. 03/2013)

Senior ICT Officer will be reporting to the Principal ICT Officer. Work at this level will include:
  • carrying out systems analysis, design and programme specifications in liaison with users;
  • developing, implementing and maintaining ICT systems and standards;
  • ensuring adherence to established ICT standards;
  • supervising and compiling overall systems documentation and advising on ICT related issues;
  • supervising installation certification, repairs and maintenance of information communication technology equipment and associated peripherals;
  • managing servers, security solutions, network hardware and equipment;
  • logging of problem, drawing and scheduling preventive maintenance and assisting in feasibility studies as assigned. In addition the officer will be responsible for organizing ICT training programmes.
Qualification and Experience
For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:
  • Served as an ICT Officer in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private sector for a minimum period of three (3) years.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following fields: computer science, information and communication technology or in electronics, electrical engineering from a recognized university.
  • Demonstrated professional ability, initiative and competence in organizing and directing work.
Senior Supply Chain Management Officer  
JG – 5 (Ref. 04/2013)

Senior Supply Chain Management Officer will be reporting to the Principal Supply Chain Management Officer. Work at this level will include:
  • Planning and coordination of Supply Chain Management activities in such areas as procurement, distribution, disposal of stores and equipment, market surveys and research, procurement planning and inventory and stock control;
  • The officer will be involved in Tender Committee Secretariat duties and implementation of Agency procurement policies;
  • Interpretation and implementation of Public Procurement and Disposal Act, 2005 and Regulations 2006;
  • Develop, review and implement the supply chain policies and procedures.
Qualification and Experience
For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:
  • Served in the grade of Supply Chain Management Officer in a comparable and relevant position in the Public or Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • A Bachelors degree in any of the following:- Commerce, Business Administration, Economics, Procurement and Supplies Management, Marketing or equivalent qualification from a recognized university;
  • A professional qualification in Supplies Management or its approved equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Member of a professional body of Procurement and Supply Management;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Senior Protection Psychosocial Officer 
JG – 5  (Ref. 04/2013)

Senior Protection Psychosocial Officer will be reporting to the Chief Protection Psychosocial Officer. Work at this level will include:
  • Providing social support services and psychological assessments;
  • Development of management plans and social work related services with minimum supervision;
  • Designing protection and training programmes to address the needs of children and other vulnerable witnesses suffering from trauma and sexual violence;
  • carryout counseling sessions and developing support services network with other Agencies;
  • facilitate assimilation of the witnesses and their family members into the protection program;
  • implement exit strategy and support programs for all protected witnesses and related persons;
  • provide linkage with medical and psychosocial related service providers; ensure safe custody of witness record;
  • facilitate the treatment of witnesses by a qualified medical practitioner and psycho-social needs;
  • Assist witnesses attending court sessions.
Qualification and Experience
For appointment to this grade an applicant must have:
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in a middle management position in social, psychological, clinical, forensic and counseling services or a comparable position in the Public or Private Sector.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the following fields: Social, Psychological, Clinical and Forensic science or their equivalent qualification from a recognized university.
  • Professional registration and membership of a relevant professional body.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
Candidates who meet the stipulated qualifications should submit their application attaching their Curriculum Vitae containing e-mail address, daytime telephone contact and addresses of three referees, copies of their educational and professional qualifications and testimonials, National Identity Card and Certificate of Good Conduct to:

DNA 1446
P. O. Box 49010-00100
Nairobi

Quoting the Job title and Reference number on both the letter

and envelope, so as to be received on or before 14th February, 2013.