How to Join NIS in Kenya

The National Intelligence Service Kenya better known to many as NIS  is both the domestic and foreign intelligence agency of Kenya. It had its origins in “Special Branch” a department of the national police that was created in 1952 under the British administration. Its main work is to detecting and identify any potential threat to Kenya.

The NIS has eight Divisions, each of which is headed by a Director appointed by the director general.

The eight NIS divisions are as follows :

1. Internal

The Internal Division is responsible for gathering Kenyan Internal intelligence on political, social-economic and security issues
2. External

The External Division is responsible for the collection of foreign intelligence in relation to political, social, Economic and security issues. In addition, the Division is responsible for Intelligence on organized crime.

3. Administration

This division is responsible for the general administration, financial and Human Resource management of the Service.

4. National Intelligence Academy

The National Intelligence Academy has the responsibility of identifying the training needs of the Service and implementing training programmes for intelligence officers. Apart from training newly recruited Intelligence Officers, the academy also coordinates all other staff training programmes that are not directly related to the core function. It maintains a link with other training institutions with which the NIS has a liaison. These include Government training institutions, private institutions and Universities, and others run by friendly foreign governments.

5. Analysis and Production

The Division has the role of analysis, production and dissemination of intelligence to the NIS customers. The Division also manages a specialized NIS School of Analysis, which has been established to train analysts and researchers for the Service, National Security stakeholders and external partners.
6. Counter-Terrorism Coordination
7. Counter Intelligence
8. Operations and Technical Services

 

How to Join NIS Kenya

To join NIS you must be a Kenyan Citizen and meet the qualifications below;

Title 1. GRADUATE TRAINEES
Requirements
  • Prospective candidates must be aged between 22-31 years
  • Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade C+ plain or its equivalent
  • Be in possession of a degree from a recognized institution
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and are physically fit
Title 2. DIPLOMA TRAINEES
Requirements
  • Prospective candidates must be aged between 20-30 years
  • Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade C plain or its equivalent
  • Be in possession of a college diploma, earned over at least 18 months of study in a recognized institution
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and are physically fit
Title 3. CERTIFICATE TRAINEES
Requirements
  • Prospective candidates must be aged between 20-26 years
  • Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), mean grade D+ or its equivalent
  • Be in possession of a relevant Certificate from a recognized institution, covering at least 6 months of study
  • Must be a Kenyan citizen without a criminal record and are physically fit

Those who possess the above-required qualifications are subjected to a rigorous recruitment process that is aimed at employing the best people for the jobs available. Because of the sensitive nature of security intelligence work, all applicants undergo security vetting, which is carried out by the Service.