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Full-time Executive Secretary

at Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) in Nairobi

Executive Secretary at Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

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 result oriented Kenyan citizens with drive, vision and creativity to fill various senior and support positions. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified persons for the following vacancies at the Authority:-

Reporting to the Director, the jobholder will be responsible for assisting the Board Chairperson to compile relevant information and analysis as required for relevant units, regional overviews (e.g. Committee reports, donor reports, Authority annual reports and updates) as well as follows preparation and submission of reports to IPOA .

The jobholder will also be responsible for:

  • Assisi sting the Director, in his/her management and leadership functions, i.e. networking with Regional offices and programmes, the International Stakeholders, the press as well as other organisations;
  • Coordinates and follows up Authority meetings team meetings and reports as necessary.
  • Coordinates with staff of IPOA and communicates messages from the Board Chairman’s office.
  • Organises agendas, meetings, and appointments for the Board and streamlines requests and workload; Organises travel/accommodation for the Board Members ;
  • Handles mail for the Board Chairperson and edits enquiries and correspondence, reports and documents as required and Maintains filing, archiving systems and databases;


  • The successful candidate will have a Degree in secretarial studies or business management
  • At least Five (5) years of professional experience in an executive office. Full secretarial qualifications and computer literacy is a must.

How to Apply
Interested persons should follow instructions in the newspaper and view detailed job descriptions below by following the vacancy link and send their applications quoting the job reference number and the title of the position you are applying for. In addition, please provide your curriculum vitae containing details of your qualifications, experience, present position, current and expected remuneration as well as copies of professional/academic certificates.

Include your day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address, names and addresses of three references together with copies of relevant certificates and testimonials with envelopes clearly marked the position being applied for.

The application should reach The Authority by Friday, 13th September 2013.

The applications should be addressed to:
PO BOX 49990 – 00100

NO: 1555
PO BOX 49010 – 00100


  1. IPOA is an equal opportunity employer
  2. Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to Automatic disqualification.

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