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Assistant Director, Fingerprints Services

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

(i) served for a minimum period of eight (8) years and currently serving at the grade of
Senior Fingerprint Officer, CSG 9 and above or in a comparable and relevant
position in the wider public service;
(ii) a Bachelors Degree in any of the following disciplines: Forensic Science,
Criminology, Security and Disaster Management, Information Science, Information
Communication Technology, Anthropology, Library and Archival Science,
Sociology, Psychology, Government/Political Science, Community Development,
Conflict Management, Development Studies, Cultural Studies, Communication or
comparable qualifications from a university recognized in Kenya;
(iii) been gazzetted as a “Fingerprint Officer”; and
(iv) shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results


(i) cross referencing detected double, multiple and illegal registration of national
identity cards;
(ii) initiating research and providing advice on wrongly linked records;
(iii) establishing identity or non-identity of fingerprints of two sets of impressions
generated by the Automated Fingerprints Identification System (AFIS);
(iv) overseeing indexing of fingerprint files and breakdown of fingerprint formulae;
(v) liaising with the security agencies and other stakeholders in combating and
controlling illegal entry of persons into the country;
(vi) monitoring validation and/or invalidation of records based on fingerprint
comparison principles;
(vii) analyzing reports on detected double, multiple and illegal registration for national
identity cards;
(viii) monitoring validation of automated searches involving fingerprints;
(ix) coordinating fingerprints searches of known and unknown deceased persons;
(x) preparing and presenting complex fingerprint reports as evidence in court(s) of
law; and
(xi) initiating fingerprints personnel training and research programmes in liaison with
other stakeholders;

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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