Deputy Director Appeals, Policy & Legal Affairs Job in Kenya - CMSS

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Deputy Director Appeals, Policy & Legal Affairs Job in Kenya - CMSS

VACANCY: DEPUTY DIRECTOR, APPEALS, POLICY AND LEGAL AFFAIRS (Commission Management Support Services (CMSS)

Advert Number: VNo82022

No of Posts: 1

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic/ Policy Responsibilities

  • Identify issues and areas for Policy Formulation and reform;

  • Undertake law and Policy reviews;
  • Coordinate and implement work plans for the Directorate;
  • Develop legal policies and procedures to ensure that they are in accordance with the existing legislation;
  • Monitoring compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements;
  • Keeping custody of the records of the Commission Meeting and the preservation of original documents;
  • Provide day to day legal and regulatory support to the functional areas covering general compliance queries and reviews;
  • Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Commission to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;
  • Participate in the institution budgeting process in accordance with the midterm expenditure framework;
  • Lead and contribute to collaboration with other units within the NPSC on intersecting areas of work;
  • Participate in the development of policy analysis standards and procedures in accordance with relevant government regulations to ensure achievement of set standards.
  • Mentor and coach staff within the Directorate to enhance work performance as set out in the appraisal schemes;

Managerial Responsibilities

  •      Preparing Commission Meeting Resolutions, Action Points, Board Reports and Board Minutes;
  • Undertake research on legal issues and advice the Commission on the same;
  • Attend Commission meetings and communicate resolutions of the Commission to the Heads of Departments and Sections for timely action;
  • Take Minutes of the Commission meetings in a timely manner and ensuring their circulation;
  • Drawing and vetting of Contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
  • Implement performance appraisal systems of the directorate;
  • Follow up on cases filed against the Commission and assist preparation of legal reports and opinions;
  • Implementation and realization of the Strategic Plans and objectives in the Directorate;
  • Ensure individual staff annual work plans are implemented and are within the estimated budget, timelines and quality standards to achieve effective and efficient performance in the directorate;
  • Monitor and track compliance with policy, regulation, standards and guidelines; and
  • Facilitate dissemination, translation and implementation of Policy and Legal research findings.

Requirements

  • Master Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law, Council of Legal Education or from any recognized institution;
  • Be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Be a Certified Public Secretary (CPSK) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Be a member of a Professional body;
  • A Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Twelve (12) years of service of which three (3) should be in a comparable position from a reputable organization; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Remuneration Package:

Gross Salary:

Terms of Service:

Anual Leave:

Leave Allowance:

Medical Cover: Comprehensive Medical Scheme

How to Apply

  1. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE through jobs portal: https://services.npsc.go.ke/recruitment
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to bring the original certificates for verification during the interview.

All applications to reach the Commission by the close of business on or before 22nd November, 2022 at 5.00 p.m East African Time (EAT).

Shortlisted candidates for the positions of Directors, Deputy Directors and Managers would be required to satisfy the requirement of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 including submiting HELB clearance certificate, Tax compliance from KRA, clearance from EACC and Police Clearance Certificate from DCI.

NB:    National Police Service Commission is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equality.  Persons with disabilities and from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.  Only qualified candidates shall be contacted.

Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.