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Vacancies for Legal Officers - Readvertised

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the vacancies indicated below:
Applications should be made on Form TSC/APPT/1. 

The forms will be available at TSC Headquarters, TSC House, Kilimanjaro Road, Upper Hill, Office Services Division. 

Applicants are required to attach copies of their professional and academic certificates and one page of the curriculum vitae. 

These should be submitted to:
The Secretary/Chief Executive,
Teachers Service Commission,
Private Bag,
Nairobi.

To reach him on or before 28th January 2013.

Advert No: 44/2012

Principal Legal Officer - Job Group ‘N’ – One (1) Post

(a) Requirements for Appointment
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years in Job Group “M” or in a relevant and equivalent level in the wider public sector or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate with a minimum of 9 (nine)years post-admission experience.
  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
  • A Post-graduate Diploma in legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Have Commercial/Conveyancing experience and particularly in drafting and negotiating contracts, reviewing security documents, reviewing Leases.
  • Have some experience in preparing litigation files.
  • Have knowledge of the workings of the Lands and Companies Registries.
  • Be Computer Literate.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • The Legal Officer will report to the Head of Legal Department and will be responsible for:
  • Providing legal counsel to the management and service areas within the Commission.
  • Providing guidance on the Commission’s court matters and liaise with external Advocates (if and when they are retained) including the State Law Office and other state agencies.
  • Representing the Commission in Court and managing litigation on behalf of the Commission.
  • Preparing and reviewing Contracts and Agreements for the supply of goods and services, and other legal instruments/documents.
  • Preparing, reviewing and coordinating the registration of Leases, Memorandum of understanding.
  • Ensuring statutory and contractual compliance by the Commission.
  • Assisting the Head of Legal with the development and implementation of divisional targets and work plans.
  • Assist the head of legal in the implementation of the Teachers Service Commission Act No.20 of 2012.
Advert NO: 45/2012

Senior Legal Officer, TSC Scale 9, Job Group M - Two (2) Post

a) Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to the grade the candidate must have:-
  • served for a minimum period of six (6) years at Job Group “L” ,in the Public Service or in a relevant and equivalent level in the wider public sector or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate with a minimum of six (6) years post Admission experience;
  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Be Computer Literate.
Duties and responsibilities will entail: -
  • Representing the Commission in Court and managing litigation on behalf of the Commission.
  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues affecting the Commission;
  • Collecting and collating research data;
  • Studying and evaluating files presented for legal guidance/decision on challenges facing the Commission;
  • Screening possible litigious matters from the County Offices and service areas of the Commission;
  • Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments;
  • Advising on various legal policy issues;
  • Preparing themes for cases and anticipating legal problems
Advert No: 46/2012

Legal Officer: TSC Scale 8, Job Group ‘L’ - One (1) Post

a) Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Job Group K, or in a relevant and equivalent level in the wider public sector or private sector or be a practicing Advocate with a minimum of 3 (three) years post Admission experience;
  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Be Computer Literate.
Duties and Responsibilities
 
An officer at this level will report to the Head of Legal Department and will have the specific duties that will include;-
  • Researching on assigned legal issues;
  • Collecting and collating research data;
  • Advising on various legal policy issues;
  • Screening possible litigious matters from the various service areas of the Commission including the County Offices;
  • Studying and evaluating files presented for decision on various legal challenges facing the Commission; and
  • Preparing themes for cases and anticipating legal problems.
  • Representing the Commission in Court and managing litigation on behalf of the Commission.
Terms of Service

The remuneration will include Group Personal Accident Cover, Comprehensive Medical Cover, House allowance, leave allowance as applicable in the Civil Service, and Membership to a Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme.

In addition, the successful applicant will be eligible for payment of job related allowances applicable to Legal Officers in the State Law Office.

Salary scales:

Job Group ‘N’: Kshs.48,190 x 2,400 – 50,590 x 2,550 – 53,140 x 2,700 – 55,840 x 3,000 – 58,840 x 3,150 – 61,990 x 3,300 – 65,290 p.m.

Job Group ‘M’: p.m. 41,590 x 2,070 – 43,660 x 2,220 – 45,880 x 2,310 – 48,190 x 2,400 – 50,590 x 2,550 – 53,140 x 2,700 – 55,840 p.m.

Job Group ‘L’: 35,910 x 1,800 – 37,710 x 1,890 – 39,600 x 1,990 – 41,590 x 2,070 – 43,660 x 2,220 – 45,880 p.m.

NB: Applicants who had made on-line applications are advised to re-apply manually.

Gabriel K. Lengoiboni, EBS, CBS,
Secretary/Chief Executive.01

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