Officer, Investigations

Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation

Job Summary

You will carry out daily operations as per the established policies and procedures geared towards tracing and preserving of fraudulently acquired assets from the funds of a troubled institutions either in receivership or liquidation to ensure maximum recovery for the benefit of depositors and creditors

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

The Opportunity

KDIC is seeking to recruit ambitious, vibrant and self-driven individuals for the underlisted vacant positions to join   the team that will actualize its vision of becoming a Premier Deposit Insurance Scheme;


General Application Requirements

Interested candidates, who MUST be Kenyan citizens, should submit their applications including copies of their academic and professional certificates, a copy of the National Identity Card or valid Passport, an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing current  position, qualifications, working experience, current and expected salary, a working email and a daytime telephone number. The CV should also include the email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees who can speak on your competence, character and integrity.


Other Key Requirements

Shortlisted candidates MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 during the interviews by providing original copies of the following documents:

  1. A Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI);
  2. A Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  3. A Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  4. Clearance certificates from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) i.e. Completed First Schedule (s.13) and a self-declaration form; and
  5. A Clearance Certificate from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) in Kenya.
Officer, Investigations


Department: Investigations
Directorate: Resolution
KDIC Grade: KDIC 7


You will carry out daily operations as per the established policies and procedures geared towards tracing and preserving of fraudulently acquired assets from the funds of a troubled institutions either in receivership or liquidation to ensure maximum recovery for the benefit of depositors and creditors.

Key Responsibilities

Operational Responsibilities

  • Visiting the relevant government ministries and other agencies to place caveats and restrictions on assets whose ownership is in dispute between a troubled financial institution and a borrower/ debtor of the Institution;
  • Liaising with motor vehicle registration agency to aid in tracing motor vehicles offered as securities to the bank/ financial institution in receivership/ liquidation;
  • Site visits to confirm actual existence and status of the preserved/ restricted assets in the interest of depositors and creditors;
  • Undertaking investigations to lift the corporate veil and identify individual parties responsible for bank failures for effective prosecution;
  • Undertaking periodic investigations from relevant government agencies to confirm the status of preserved assets and take remedial action where the preservation mainly caveats and restrictions has been illegally interfered with;
  • In liaison with the government security agencies and other private security providers ensure the value of the assets traced and preserved is maintained;
  • Conducting searches in lands registry offices to confirm ownership of title documents held as securities by banks/financial Institutions in receivership and liquidation;
  • Preparing a status report at regular intervals on all assets successfully traced and preserved and the recovery progress made;
  • Skip tracing of debtors / borrowers belonging to banks/ financial institutions whose identity and whereabout is unknown and making recommendations on the best recovery method based on the findings;
  • Compiling information required by Bank Fraud Investigation department to support non- conviction-based recovery; and
  • Attending assigned court cases to give testimony on behalf of the troubled financial institutions for matters investigated by the department.

Job Competencies

Academic qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Commerce, Finance, Economics
  • Business Administration or its relevant qualification from a recognized institution
  • Certification in fraud examination would be an added advantage.

Work experience

Two years’ (2) relevant experience preferably in Banking Fraud investigations, Forensic examination and Audit.


Functional Attributes

  • Investigation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Proficiency in computer application skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Report writing skills

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