IJM is seeking a passionate individual to serve as Security, Investigations and Law Enforcement Development (SILED) Manager for IJM Kenya’s program to combat commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). The SILED Manager will develop and maintain strategic partnerships within the National Police Service (NPS) and Witness Protection Agency, among others, with the view of building capacity of these agencies to combat CSEC in coastal hotpots. The position will work to ensure IJM delivers on two CSEC interventions: one with the Kenya Police Service (KPS) and its Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), focused on police station capacity development and one with specialized law enforcement teams, including DCI’s Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Protection Unit (AHTCPU). The position will also support other interventions focused on building capacity across the justice sector, including efforts to strengthen interagency coordination and case management. The position will be responsible for the security of the coastal program and will manage all security and investigation staff.
- With IJM Kenya leadership, engage NPS and DCI decision-makers to enter agreements and develop coordinated plans to build the capacity of law enforcement resources on the Kenya Coast at police stations and within AHTCPU Mombasa;
- Develop and manage relationships with KPS and DCI Regional, County, Sub-County, Ward and District police commanders and the AHTCPU;
- Develop and deliver law enforcement training to coastal police stations officers and AHTCPU Mombasa;
- In concert with IJM’s Global Fusion Center CSEC Lead, develop and implement a technical assistance plan for the AHTCPU’s cyber component;
- Monitor and report on program activities and results related to law enforcement development;
- Manage security operations for the Mombasa office;
- Manage a team of two investigators, one security coordinator and two drivers in the Mombasa office.
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
- Experience developing and delivering training law enforcement in criminal investigation;
- Minimum of ten years’ experience conducting criminal investigations with a government law enforcement agency;
- Significant experience conducting and supervising law enforcement undercover operations;
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills;
- Experience building and maintaining effective law enforcement alliances;
- Experience working overseas, in Africa and in East Africa, specifically, is preferred;
- Minimum of five years as a law enforcement supervisor;
- Minimum of five years conducting proactive law enforcement investigations and operations;
- Knowledge of Kenya’s Penal Code, National Police Service Act and criminal justice system is preferred.
- Mature orthodox Christian faith as defined by the Apostles’ Creed;
- Self-starter with strong initiative;
- Disciplined with priorities;
- Ability to adapt to foreign cultures;
- Unwavering moral and ethical standards;
- Strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness;
- Exceptional verbal and written communication;
- Flexible, collaborative and eager to support others;
- Effective team player who fosters collaborative environment; and
- Adept at creative problem solving.
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