Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Job Purpose:

The Legal Officer’s job exists to provide legal services in the Hospital, including preparing and reviewing legal documents, handling legal matters, ensuring compliance, and maintaining a legal database. Additionally, the Legal Officer assists in secretarial duties for the Board of Directors and conducts legal awareness and education for Hospital staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments;
  • Ensuring compliance with principals of good corporate governance;
  • Collecting and collating data for legal research and decision, making;
  • Reviewing recent legislation, court cases, correspondences and publications pointing out matters that which necessitate management actions;
  • Conducting legal awareness and education to Hospital staff;
  • Assisting in the provision of secretarial services to the Board;
  • Researching on relevant statutes, rulings and precedents to be used as a basis for preparation of legal opinions;
  • Preparing legal opinions;
  • Representing the Hospital on court matters;
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution.
  • Post graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or its equivalent.
  • Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience in a legal department.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Key Competencies & Attributes

  • Attention to Detail: Pays meticulous attention to detail when drafting legal documents, reviewing contracts, and analyzing legal issues.
  • Problem-Solving: Demonstrates the ability to identify legal challenges, develop creative solutions, and resolve issues effectively.
  • Collaboration: Works collaboratively with the Board of Directors, Hospital Management, legal teams, and external stakeholders to achieve legal and compliance goals.
  • Adaptability: Adapts quickly to changes in laws, regulations, and healthcare practices to ensure legal compliance and mitigate risks.
  • Confidentiality: Maintains strict confidentiality of sensitive legal information and clients’ data in accordance with privacy laws and ethical standards.
  • Negotiation Skills: Demonstrates proficiency in negotiating contracts, settlements, and agreements with vendors, insurers, and other parties, ensuring favorable terms for the Hospital.
  • Risk Management: Identifies potential legal and regulatory risks for the Hospital and develops strategies to mitigate these risks effectively.
  • Analytical Skills: Applies critical thinking skills to analyze complex legal issues, evaluate evidence, and make well-informed decisions in legal matters.
  • Conflict Resolution: Possesses strong conflict resolution skills to address disputes, conflicts, and legal challenges within a hospital environment, promoting harmony and cooperation among stakeholders.

How To Apply

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If your background and competencies match the specifications of the positions above, please apply online via:

For all applications, please indicate the subject as follows: JOB APPLICATION – [JOB REFERENCE NUMBER]. Please note that you have to attach the Application Form, Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Practicing License ONLY when you apply to the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer

Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital

P.O. Box 7674 – 00100 GPO

Nairobi Kenya         

The deadline for the receipt of all applications is 5th April 2024. Please note:

  • Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral, and Research Hospital does not charge any fees for application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Successful candidate (s) will be required to submit the documents listed below to comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010:
  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (for university graduates only)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from the KRA
  • Clearance from Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau

Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.

KUTRRH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.