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Senior Principal Legal Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi Kenya

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Senior Principal Legal Officer 

1 Post

 Legal Affairs



Job Type:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Job Description:

The Officer will be the overall in charge of the Legal Services Unit at the KEMRI headquarters and will report to the Asst. Director (Administration).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provision of sound legal advice to the Management of the Institute and staff thereof.
  • Drawing and ensuring of proper execution of contracts/MOUs by authorized signatories.
  • Drafting and lodging in relevant registries conveyancing documents for the Institute.
  • Register title documents for the Institute’s properties and ensure that all properties are properly accounted for.
  • Liaise with external lawyers to facilitate collection and preparation of information related to court cases and court hearings.
  • Represent the Institute in court cases.
  • Ensure the Institute meets its legal obligations.
  • Formulate policies that are in line with the Institutes mandates and day to day running.
Preferred Skills: 

Qualifications and Competencies
  • Holder of a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University.
  • Be an Advocate of High Court of Kenya with current practicing certificate.
  • Have 3 years post-admission experience in civil, labour and criminal law.
  • Be conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and regulations.
  • Have experience in contract negotiations and drafting.
  • Be a person of integrity with high morals and ethical values.
Interested candidates who meet the above criteria should send their applications enclosing a detailed CV, copies of certified certificates, professional qualification, email address, a day time telephone contact and the details and contact information for three referees to the following address not later than 24th of October, 2011

The Director
Kenya Medical Research Institute
P.O. Box 54840 – 00200


Attn: Head of Human Resources

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