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Deputy Secretary and Program Officer (Compliance & Ethics) Jobs

1. Job Title : Deputy Secretary

Qualifications and Skills

LL.B degree from a reputable Institution and should possess a current practising certificate;

A minimum of 7 years working experience post-admission to the Roll of Advocates;

Proof of experience in a similar position and demonstrated leadership ability;

A demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the complex, difficult situations that are common in the fast- paced, high pressure organisational environment;

Ability to identify priority activities and collaborate with others to achieve results;

The candidate must be a hard working, dynamic, self motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills;

Possess strong knowledge of current legal and development issues;

Experience in planning, administration and monitoring of programs;

Excellent knowledge of the Kenyan legal and judicial systems;

Excellent understanding of the functions and organization of the Law Society;

Possess a high degree of professional ethics and personal integrity;

Excellent analytical, writing, oral presentation and organizational skills

Ability to work with minimum supervision

Description of the Main Tasks

  • In charge of all aspects of compliance by members of the society including the handling of complaints against advocates, the enforcement of ethical and statutory requirements of advocates.
  • In charge of all liaisons with the Advocates Complaints Commission, Advocates Disciplinary Committee and the ethics committees of the society.
  • General administration of the Secretariat of the society and handling personnel matters.
  • Legal and policy research and analysis;
  • Implementation and operationalisation of the Society’s Strategic Plan;
  • Conceptualization and development of programme ideas in tandem with the Society’s, mandate, objectives and the Strategic Plan;
  • Management, coordination and implementation of programme activities;
  • Preparation and production of timely programme reports;
  • Preparation of fund raising proposals;
2. Job Title: Program Officer - Compliance & Ethics

Qualifications and Skills
  • LL.B degree and should posses a current practising certificate;
  • A minimum of 5 years working experience post-admission to the Roll of Advocates;
  • Proof of experience in a similar position, demonstrated leadership ability and middle level management experience;
  • A demonstrated ability to deal effectively with the complex, difficult situations that are common in the fast- paced, high pressure organisational environment;
  • Ability to identify priority activities and collaborate with others to achieve results;
  • The candidate must be a hard working, dynamic, self motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Possess strong knowledge of current legal and development issues;
  • Experience in planning, administration and monitoring of programs;
  • Excellent knowledge of the legal and judicial system;
  • Excellent understanding of the functions and organization of the Law Society;
  • Possess a high degree of professional ethics and personal integrity;
  • Excellent analytical, writing, oral presentation and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
Description of the Main Tasks
  • Assist the Deputy Secretary in charge of all aspects of compliance by members of the society including the handling of complaints against advocates, the enforcement of ethical and statutory requirements of advocates.
  • liaison with the Advocates Complaints Commission and the ethics committee of the Society.
  • Legal and policy research and analysis;
  • Implementation and operationalisation of the Society’s Strategic Plan;
  • Conceptualization and development of programme ideas in tandem with the Society’s, mandate, objectives and the Strategic Plan;
  • Management, coordination and implementation of programme activities;
  • Preparation and production of timely programme reports;
  • Preparation of fund raising proposals;
  • Manage the Disciplinary Database
If you meet the requirement of any of the positions, submit application complete with, copies of certificates, testimonials and CV outlining qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, expected remuneration, daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, names and addresses of three referees. 

All applications should be forwarded to the undersigned and must clearly indicate the position applied for so as to reach us not later than Friday, 27th January 2012.

Only candidates who fulfill the above requirements will be contacted.

The Secretary/CEO
Law Society of Kenya
Lavington, Opp. Valley Arcade, Gitanga Road
P. O. Box 72219-00200
Nairobi


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