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Technical Lead, Police Partnerships

Kenya

Who We Are

International Justice Mission is a global organization that protects people in poverty from violence. IJM partners with local authorities in 33 program offices in 23 countries to combat slavery, police abuse of power, violence against women and children, and other forms of abuse against people who are poor. IJM works to rescue and restore victims, hold perpetrators accountable, and help strengthen public justice systems.

Started in 2001, IJM’s office in Kenya works to combat police abuse of power against people who are poor, as well as sexual violence against children.

Inspired by God’s call to love all people and to seek justice for people under oppression, IJM works with local authorities to protect people in poverty from violence, without regard to religious background and beliefs or any other factor and seeks to work alongside all people of goodwill.

The Need

Technical Lead, Police Partnerships

    The successful candidate will develop and maintain strategic partnerships within National Police Service (NPS), National Police Service Commission (NPSC), Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA), Witness Protection Agency (WPA) Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) among others with the view of building capacity of these agencies to end police misconduct within the National Police Service. S/he will also work with grassroots community-based organizations, Human Rights Defenders (HRDs) and build their capacity in documenting and demanding for government action over human rights violations. All these initiatives are aimed at having a National Police Service that upholds a culture of professionalism and respect for the rule of law.

    Responsibilities

    • Provide technical support to all investigative functions of the organization.
    • Lead in internal and external capacity building in collaboration with Law Enforcement Agencies.
    • Envision, design, and implement programs that are aimed at enhancing professionalism, accountability and respect for the rule of law by law enforcement agencies.
    • Develop and maintain robust relationships with key staff of law enforcement agencies such as IPOA, IAU, NPS, NPSC and WPA.
    • Draw budgets and proposals for activities, events, programs, and grants for investigations.
    • Perform oversight functions within the investigations arm of the organization.
    • Mobilize Community based organizations and law enforcement agencies with a view of creating collaboration platforms to build trust for better working relationships.

    Requirements

    • A Bachelors Degree in Arts, Criminology, public administration, social sciences, or any other related field;
    • Minimum of seven years of experience in criminal investigations with either a public law enforcement agency in Kenya, an international human rights agency, a policing oversight agency, a private investigations firm or military or national security agency;
    • Knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework governing criminal investigations in Kenya;
    • Five years working in criminal investigation, policing oversight or special operations preferred.
    • Training in policing oversight, criminal investigation or related field.

    Critical Qualities and Competencies

    • Creative, tactful and analytical;
    • Networking, Partnering and collaboration skills;
    • People Development and Training Skills;
    • Professional demeanor and excellent written and oral communication;
    • Self-driven, patient and efficient with attention to details;
    • Ability to keep critical information confidential.

    Application

    Please send your Resume, Cover Letter & statement of faith in one document* to kenyarecruiting@ijm.org quoting the Position Title in the subject heading before July 9, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


    *What is a statement of faith?
    A statement of faith should describe your faith and how you see it relevant to your involvement with IJM. The statement can either be incorporated into the cover letter or submitted as a separate document and should include, at a minimum, a description of your spiritual disciplines (prayer, study, etc.) and your current fellowship or place of worship.

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    Director of Marketing and Public Relations
    pkooman@ijm.ca
    519.679.5030 x.229

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