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Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 127, 026- Kshs. 184,226 p.m. DPP 3 (JG ‘R’)


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

  • A cumulative number of Fifteen (15) years relevant experience from the date of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya OR served for Two (2) years at the level of Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions DPP4/JG’Q’.
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university; Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work perfomance and results; and
  • Be a member of a recognized professional body.


Possession of a Masters degree in law or any other social science from a recognized institution and a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

Core Skills/Competencies

In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following skills:-

  • Litigation and Prosecutorial skills;
  • Legislation and reform skills
  • Policy formulation and implementation skills;
  • Research skills;
  • Thorough understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of prosecution services;
  • Knowledge of criminal justice system;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation;
  • Knowledge of professional standards;
  • Leadership skills;
  • ICT skills;
  • Budgeting skills;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Resource management skills;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Negotiation skills; and

Personal Qualities

In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following qualities:-

  • Ability to articulate, interpret and implement national and international policies and development goals;
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to build and lead cohesive teams;
  • Creativity and innovativeness;
  • Results oriented; and
  • Self driven.


  • Implementing division’s policies and procedures to ensure the availability of guidelines that enhance delivery of service that is aligned to the Constitution requirements, in line with best practice, and that meet set quality standards;
  • Ensuring the division operations are directed to the achievement of the ODPP service delivery objectives;
  • Monitoring the utilization of the division’s allocated funds, to ensure the resources are spent without wastage, and to gamer the trust of stakeholders in the ability of ODPP to deliver quality public prosecution services;
  • Monitoring the implementation of the division’s strategy, to ensure the deliverables of the strategy are met against set timelines and quality standards;
  • Developing, implementing and coordinating division’s work plans, to assist in the efficient and effective implementation of the division’s strategy, to ensure the divisions deliverables are meet within the set timelines and quality standards;
  • Conducting prosecutions in line with the set policies, procedures and laws, to ensure the rulings delivered meet stakeholder expectations on time and quality standards;
  • Coordinating legal research, to ensure the decisions made on cases to be prosecuted are well informed and support justice in the delivery of service by ODPP;
  • Advising ministries and departments on legal issues, to ensure the ministries and departments are compliant with all the relevant laws, to reduce exposure to fines, litigations and penalties that arise from noncompliance;
  • Monitoring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity, in order for ODPP to garner the trust of stakeholders on the ability of ODPP to deliver quality public prosecution services;
  • Reviewing legislation, legal documents, opinions and briefs, to determine the responsibility of ODPP on various relationships entered into, to support compliance and hence reduce exposure to legal risks;
  • Developing proposals for reforms on emerging legal issues, to advice management and relevant stakeholders on the need to introduce changes that enhance service delivery;
  • Coordinating the operations of the division, to ensure the operations are directed at the achievement of the objectives of the division strategy; and
  • Developing and managing the performance of the staff in the division, for the department to deliver quality public prosecution services in line with the ODPP objectives.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to make their applications by completing ONE application form ODPP 1. The form may be downloaded from the ODPP’s Website or picked from Nairobi Headquarters and County Offices.

The candidates should attach COPIES of the following documents to their application form:

  • National Identity Card
  • Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts
  • Any supporting documents and testimonials
  • Letter of appointment to their current substantive post
  • Letter of appointment to their previous post and
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

  • Law Society of Kenya for Lawyers
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Any other Professional bodies to which the candidate is a member

Completed application forms should be sent to:

The Secretary

Advisory Board

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

NSSF Building 19th Floor, Block ‘A’

P.O. Box 30701 -00100


So as to reach the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on or before Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019.

Persons with disability and those from marginalized and minority communities are encouraged to apply.