IPOA Recruitment 2023/2024: Open Positions, Salaries, Requirements, and Application Forms - www.ipoa.go.ke

Get all the details about the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) Recruitment for 2023/2024. Learn about available positions, application requirements, and how to apply.

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IPOA Recruitment 2023/2024: Open Positions, Salaries, Requirements, and Application Forms - www.ipoa.go.ke
IPOA Recruitment 2023/2024: Open Positions, Salaries, Requirements, and Application Forms - www.ipoa.go.ke

Are you aspiring to join the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) through their 2023/2024 recruitment? This comprehensive article is here to guide you through the entire process. IPOA has consistently offered opportunities for individuals committed to ensuring police accountability and transparency. This article will cover all the essential information you need to know about IPOA Recruitment 2023/2024, including available positions, application requirements, and how to apply.

About IPOA

The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) is a state authority established under Act of Parliament No.35 of 2011. Its primary mission is to hold the police accountable to the public in performing their functions. IPOA is crucial in ensuring the police force operates professionally, disciplined, transparently, and responsibly.

IPOA Recruitment Requirements

To be eligible for IPOA recruitment, you must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  1. Be a Kenyan citizen.

  2. We are certified by government medical personnel to be physically and mentally suitable for service appointments.

  3. Don't suffer from any physical or mental disability.

  4. Must have a good character.

  5. The registration and selection process is free of charge.

General Competencies

In addition to the mandatory requirements, IPOA is looking for candidates with the following competencies:

  • Integrity, interpersonal skills, and teamwork.
  • Strong managerial skills.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Organized and competent.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.

Note: All applications must be submitted online, as hardcopy applications will not be accepted. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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IPOA Recruitment Positions for 2023/2024

IPOA has announced several job vacancies in various departments. Here is a list of the available positions:

  1. Deputy Director, Finance and Planning
  2. Principal Investigations Officer
  3. Senior Drivers
  4. Deputy Director of Legal Services
  5. Senior Assistant Director of Investigations
  6. Senior Internal Audit and Risk Officer
  7. Old Database and Applications Administrator
  8. Senior Supply Chain Management Officer
  9. Customer Care Assistant I
  10. Senior Records Management Officer
  11. Head of Forensics and Rapid Responses
  12. Head of Complaints Management
  13. Principal Investigation Officer
  14. Senior Inspections Officer
  15. Senior Monitoring Officer
  16. Senior Administration Officer
  17. Old Risk and Audit Officer
  18. Senior Complaints Management Officer
  19. Senior Procurement Officer
  20. Senior ICT Officer
  21. Accountant
  22. Human Resource Officer

Is the IPOA Recruitment Form for 2023 Out?

Yes, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) recruitment for 2023 is ongoing. Qualified candidates can visit the official online portal at www.ipoa.go.ke to submit their applications.

IPOA Job Application Form 2023

To apply for IPOA jobs in 2023, follow these steps:

  1. Download the IPOA job application form from the official IPOA career portal or access the PDF form directly.

  2. Print out the application form and fill in your details accurately.

  3. Include your email address, relevant experience, and mobile telephone number in your CV.

  4. Scan your academic and professional credentials.

  5. Send the hardcopy documents to the following address:

    Director/Chief Executive Officer, Independent Policing Oversight Authority, 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor, P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI. Email: [email protected]

  6. Ensure that all the information provided is accurate to avoid any discrepancies with your National ID, which serves as confirmation during the screening process.

Alternatively, you can also apply online by following these steps:

  1. Visit the official IPOA website at www.ipoa.go.ke.

  2. Navigate to the "Careers" section on the menu bar.

  3. Scroll down and select the specific position you wish to apply for.

  4. Carefully fill out the online application form.

  5. Scan and upload the required documents according to the specified size limits.

  6. Review the information you've provided for accuracy.

  7. Submit your application if all the data is correct.

IPOA Recruitment Closing Date for 2023

The closing date for IPOA recruitment 2023 is Tuesday, 17th October 2023. Submitting your application on or before this date by 5:00 PM is essential. Failure to do so may result in disqualification from the recruitment process.

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for IPOA Recruitment

Before we dive into the details of the recruitment process, let's highlight some common mistakes that applicants should avoid to increase their chances of success:

  1. Apply on time: Don't wait until the last minute to submit your application. Apply as soon as the recruitment window opens.

  2. Complete the application process independently: Do not delegate the application process to someone else. Ensure that you fill out your application to avoid errors in your data.

  3. Stay updated: Keep yourself informed about the application timeline and any updates related to the recruitment process.

  4. Provide all requirements: Ensure you provide all the required documents and information as specified in the application guidelines.

  5. Double-check your details: Review all the information you've provided before submitting your application to ensure accuracy.

  6. Apply for one job only: Candidates should apply for one. Applying for multiple positions may lead to disqualification.

  7. Beware of scams: IPOA recruitment is entirely free. Be cautious of anyone demanding money to enter the recruitment process and report such individuals quickly.


In order to decentralize its services to the public, the Authority has plans to establish 9 additional offices across the country with the following criteria:

No. Clusters Office Counties clustered
1 Cluster 1 Garissa Garissa, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Isiolo; Tana River
2 Cluster 2 Eldoret Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Elgeyo Marakwet, Trans Nzoia, Kakamega, Bungoma, Turkana, West Pokot
3 Cluster 4 Nakuru Nakuru, Kericho, Narok, Nyandarua, Baringo
4 Cluster 5 Mombasa Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Taita Taveta, Kwale, Tana River
5 Cluster 6 Kisumu Kisumu, Siaya, Vihiga, Kakamega, Busia, Bungoma, Trans Nzoia
6 Cluster 7 Kisumu Homabay, Kisii, Migori, Bomet, Nyamira
7 Cluster 8 Meru Embu, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo, Marsabit and Samburu
8 Cluster 9 Nyeri Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Murang’a, Embu
9 Cluster 10 Nairobi Nairobi, Kajiado, Narok, Kiambu, Machakos, Makueni, Kitui


In conclusion, the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) offers numerous job opportunities for qualified individuals passionate about promoting police accountability and transparency. To ensure a successful application, meet all the requirements, submit your application on time, and avoid common mistakes. IPOA is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, encouraging candidates from all backgrounds to apply. We wish you the best of luck with your IPOA Recruitment 2023/2024 application!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What qualifications do I need to work with IPOA?

To work with IPOA, a  Master's or Bachelor's degree in the relevant field is needed. Additionally, you should fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

How much is the salary for IPOA in Kenya?

The salary at IPOA varies depending on the position and level of experience. Specific salary details are usually provided during the recruitment process.

How do I join IPOA?

You join IPOA by successfully applying for a vacant position during recruitment. This involves submitting your application through their career portal or by mail.

When does IPOA recruitment start?

IPOA recruitment for 2023 is currently ongoing. It's advisable to check their official website for updates regularly.

How do I know if my application was successful?

IPOA   will contact you if you are successful via the email or phone number provided during the application process.

Joseph Richard Joseph is a graduate of Mathematics and Computer Science (Applied Option). With expertise in Technology and Finance, he brings his knowledge to the field, demonstrating an authoritative understanding of these interrelated areas. Joseph is pursuing a Master's in Software Engineering, further expanding his skill set.