Research and Investigations Officer
Employment Opportunity (Re advertisement)
The Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of The Ombudsman) is a Constitutional Commission established under Article 59 (4) and Chapter Fifteen of the Constitution, and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011.
The Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ) has a mandate inter-alia, to investigate any conduct in state affairs or any act or omission in public administration in any sphere of Government and complaints of abuse of power, unfair treatment, manifest injustice or unlawful, oppressive, unfair or unresponsive official conduct.
CAJ seeks to recruit a qualified Research and Investigations Officer, Job Grade 7
Details of the position are as follows:
Duties and responsibilities entail:
- Investigating cases relating to administrative justice
- Carrying out relevant research on issues that the Commission may deem fit from time to time
- Monitoring and evaluating the status of complaints resolution
- Identifying systemic issues and recommending remedial measures and proactive action
- Investigating and reporting on compliance by State or Public Officers with the Constitutional and Statutory requirements relating to leadership, integrity and ethics
- Preparing periodic reports on the status of the various complaints
- Implementing best practice policies, procedures and systems for research
- Providing necessary information to the Commission for purposes of vetting of persons where applicable.
Appointment to this position requires:-
- Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Sociology, Economics, Statistics, Law, Mathematics, or a relevant Social Science from a recognized institution.
- At least 2 to 3 years relevant experience
- Excellent knowledge of use of econometric tools and statistical software especially SPSS, STATA and Excel;
- Understanding of qualitative, quantitative and participatory Research, Monitoring and evaluation methodologies and principles
- Experience in data cleaning, management and analysis of large and complex household and other micro-level surveys;
- Ability to identify system deficiencies and develop / effect changes in systems/ procedures
- Sound knowledge and experience on investigations
Strong analytical skills
- Quick problem solving and decision making
- Sound environmental awareness
- Working in the governance sector
- Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Be fluent in both English and Kiswahili
- Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenya Constitution
- Be a Kenyan citizen
Interested applicants are requested to send their applications clearly indicating the Job Ref. on the envelopes and in their application letters together with a detailed CV and a copy of their National ID Cards either via hand delivery to our head office; or by post to the undersigned; or via email to email@example.com on or before 11th April, 2014 latest by 4.30 pm.
The Commission Secretary
Commission On Administrative Justice
2nd Floor, West End Towers - Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 20414 City Square, 00200
Applicants will be short listed based on their qualifications and work experience. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Applicants who have previously applied for this position need not re-apply.