UNODC Consultancy to Develop a Strategic Plan for the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)Job in Kenya 2014

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Terms of Reference

Consultancy to develop a Strategic Plan for the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA)
Background of the assignment:

UNODC assistance to Police reforms falls in line with its mandated activities which include upgrading crime prevention and criminal justice systems as well as promoting the Rule of Law.
UNODC as the custodian of United Nations standards and norms in crime prevention and criminal justice holds a mandate to support Member States in building fair and effective criminal justice systems and developing crime prevention programmes.

In November 2011, Parliament enacted the IPOA Act to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the Police in Kenya.

The Act stipulates the mandate of the Authority, which includes investigating all deaths and serious injuries caused by a member of the National Police Service (NPS) on duty or as a result of police action IPOA seeks to develop a Strategic Plan (2014-2018).
Having a viable strategic  direction is critically important both to reach consensus on the way forward on the key programme elements and priorities, and to provide a credible basis for sustained reforms.
Purpose of the assignment
The purpose of the assignment is to support IPOAin developing a Strategic Plan (2014-2018) and the Annual Work Plan (2014-2015) to operationalize the mandate of IPOA and to support the transformation ofthe NPSinto an effective, efficient and trusted security agency for Kenyans.
Expected tangible and measurable output(s):
  • A comprehensive assessment report with clear recommendations for the development and outlines for the implementation of the Strategic Plan (2014-2018) and an Annual Work Plan (2014-2015),;
  • A finalized and validated Strategic Plan (2014-2018) and an Annual Work Plan (2014-2015), including an implementation plan, with a specific focus on Anti-Corruption, Gender and Human Rights mainstreaming issues, developed in consultation with all relevant national and international stakeholders.
Duration: 4 months
Qualifications/expertise sought:
  • An advanced University Degree in Social Sciences, Police Studies, Law and/or such other relevant field;
  • At least ten (10) years professional experience working with and/or providing technical assistance to governmental and/or international organizations on strategic planning in the police sector;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in authoring scholarly papers and publishing in the relevant field of study;
  • A thorough understanding of the area on police reforms in Kenya, through legislation, institutional set-up, administrative action and policy documents is a must;
  • Previous experiences drafting strategic plans to security sector is a distinctive advantage;
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills and ability to liaise and communicate effectively;
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
Application Procedure:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application which should include the following:
1. UN Personal History Form (P11) found on this link:
2. Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
Please quote “Development of a Strategic Plan for IPOA – UNODC”in the subject line.
Applications should be emailed to to reach us not later than Friday, 6 December 2013 at 4.00 P.M Kenya Time.
Please see the detailed Terms of Reference by visiting UNODC Regional Office for Eastern Africa Website:


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