3 Legal Counsel Jobs in Kenya

Legal Counsel (3 Posts)


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervision of all Legal Counsel in the Directorate, undertaking litigation and arbitration on behalf of the County;
  • Organize, coordinate and manage administrative and legal functions of the Office;
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents, local and international contracts/ agreements, drafting bills and subsidiary legislation;
  • Coordinate training of all Legal Counsel in the Directorate;
  • Ensuring compliance with the national values and principles of good governance and public service set out in article 10 and article 232 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and initiating and undertaking research on emerging legal issues and preparing Legal opinions and briefs;
  • Shall, on the instructions of the county attorney/Solicitor general, represent the county executive in court or in any other legal proceedings to which the county executive is a party, other than criminal proceedings;

Requirements for Appointment

  • Holder of Bachelors of Laws (LLB) from a recognized university;
  • Master’s degree in law or any other social science from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Hold Post graduate diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
  • A minimum of Seven (7) years’ relevant experience, three (3) years of which must have been in a senior management level in an institution either in public or private sector;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for at least five years and having a current practicing certificate;
  • Must be a member of the Law society of Kenya
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from Kenya School of Government.
  • Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable.

How to Apply