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Research and Investigations Officer Job in Kenya – Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of The Ombudsman)

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 24, 2013

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 as per the following information:

Job Title: Research and Investigations Officer
Job Grade: CAJ 7
Reporting To: Director, Research and Investigations
Key Tasks
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.
Persons Specifications
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 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
  • Experience in the governance sector.
Desirable qualities/skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Quick problem solving and decision making
  • Sound environmental awareness
  • 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
Mode of application:
Interested applicants are requested to hand-deliver or send by post their application letters with detailed CVs and a copy of their National ID Cards to the undersigned on or before 6th January, 2014 latest by 4.30 pm.
Please note that the advert has also been posted on the Commission Website: www.ombudsman.go.ke.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Commission Secretary
Commission on Administrative Justice
West End Towers – 2nd Floor, Waiyaki Way
P.O. Box 20414 – 00200


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