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Chief Legal Officer Job in Kenya

The Water Resource Management Authority (WRMA) was established vide Gazette Notice No. 8140 of 14th November, 2003, following the enactment of Water Act (2002).

The Authority is a non-profit, service oriented corporate body under the Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. It is charged with the responsibility of providing leadership in the management of water resources. It is also subject to the State Corporations Act. 

The Authority wishes to fill the following vacant position with a dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven individual:

Chief Legal Officer

Scale 4

The Position

The officer will report to the Chief Executive Officer

Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: 
  • monitoring and ensuring compliance with the WRMA regulatory and operational framework;
  • carrying out research and preparing detailed legal opinions on matters relating to Water Resources Management Authority Act and interpreting and advising accordingly on other related laws;
  • designing and implementing local agreements, international documents, and contracts;
  • attending negotiations and, conventions where legal issues are bound to emerge and advising on them accordingly.

Mandatory Requirements

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
  • Have a Bachelor and Masters of Laws degree from a recognized institution
  • Holds a Diploma from Kenya School of Law
  • Have served in the grade of Senior Legal Officer in  Public Service or in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of four (4) years;
  • Have been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Clearance with Chapter 6 of Kenya Constitution Institutions including EACC, CID, Helb, KRA and Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Be in possession of a current practicing certificate; and
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications in a prescribed application form (Click here to download).

This should be accompanied with a brief justification stating their overall suitability for the position together with a detailed CV that clearly addresses the ability to perform the key responsibilities to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Water Resource management Authority
P O Box 45250-00100

Submission of these applications close on Monday October 14, 2013 by Midday

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Female candidates and those with any form of disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply

Water Resource Management Authority (WRMA) is ISO 9001:2008 Certified

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