Pursuant to section 30 as read together with section 29 and 30 of the NPS Act No.11A of 2011 Revised (2017), the Commission is mandated to recommend to the President persons for appointment as Director of Criminal Investigations.
Subsequently, the Commission invites applications from suitably qualified persons who wish to be considered for the position of Director of Criminal Investigations.
- Requirements for Appointment
A person shall be qualified for appointment as the Director of Criminal Investigations if the person: –
- is a citizen of Kenya;
- holds a degree from a University recognized in Kenya;
- has had at least ten years’ proven experience at management level of a public institution;
- has had a distinguished career in his/her field;
- has knowledge and experience in criminal investigation or policing;
- has proven relevant experience in any of the following fields: –
- change management;
- governance; or
- public administration; and
- Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
2. Other Requirements
Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from the following bodies;
- Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
- Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
- Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
- Credit Reference Bureau ( CRB)
- Police clearance certificate from DCI
3. Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Criminal Investigation shall: –
- be the Chief Executive Officer of the Directorate;
- be responsible for:-
- implementing the decisions of the Inspector General in respect of the Directorate;
- efficient administration of the Directorate; and
- the day-to-day administration and management of the affairs of the Directorate
- be responsible for the effective and efficient administration and operations of the Directorate;
- provide strategic guidance and direction for the Directorate;
- be responsible for the preparation of the budget and planning for the directorate;
- monitor and evaluate the Directorate;
- undertake supervision of the Directorate;
- coordinate training, research and development in the Directorate;
- provide internal oversight of the Directorate;
- improve transparency and accountability in the Directorate.
- co-operate and engage in joint security operations with the Deputy Inspectors-General of both the Kenya Police Service and the Administration Police Service, other Government departments and security organs, where necessary, when relevant, to ensure the safety and security of the public; and
- perform any other functions that may be assigned by the Inspector-General under the National Police Service Act or any other law.
4. Terms of Service
The gross monthly salary and benefits attached to the position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission vide Kenya Gazette No.8792 Vol.CXXIV-No.154 of 27th July, 2022.
5. How to apply
- Each application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vita, copies of relevant academic and professional testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany an online application.
- All applications should be clearly marked “Application for the position of Director of Criminal Investigations”.
- Applications should be addressed to: –
National Police Service Commission
Sky Park Plaza , 5th Floor, Woodvale Close, Westlands.
P.O Box 47363 – 00100
- Manual applications should be hand-delivered to the office of the Commission Secretary/Chief Executive Officer situated at 5th floor Skypark Plaza.
- Online application should be e-mailed in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All applicants and those shortlisted will be published in the print media
All applications should be received on or before Thursday, 6th October, 2022 by midnight.
ELIUD N. KINUTHIA, CBS.
NATIONAL POLICE SERVICE COMMISSION