Principal Legal Officer Job in Kenya

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Principal Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Principal Legal Officer


The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-

  • Providing legal advice to the taken by the Board.
  • Drawing up contracts, agreements, and other legal documents;
  • Undertaking research on different information to ensure that the Board is acting in accordance with all applicable laws;
  • Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports;
  • (Identifying legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the Board’s intended actions;
  • Managing the risk exposure of the Board by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Board to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;
  • Working with external lawyers to initiate lawsuits or to formulate a defense, to gather evidence in legal proceedings involving the Board and rendering general advice relating to any legal proceedings involving the Board; and
  • Representing the Board in litigation matters.


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience, three (3) of which is in a supervisory role;
  • Have Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.
  • Have Postgraduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law
  • (Have been Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  • Have valid practicing certificate;
  • Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Have proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrate professional competence in work performance and results
  • Proficiency in Computer applications
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Analytical skills
  • Communication and reporting skills
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • (Team player

How to Apply

Applications shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, or other supporting documents. The application should also indicate the names and contact of three referees. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany online applications. All applications should be submitted online through the Recruitment Portal in the KRB website – not later than 5:00pm on 7th March 2023.
Note: The candidates who will be successful shall be required to present the following
clearance certificates:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Credit Reference Bureau.

Persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

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