Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

The job holder is responsible for assisting in providing Board Secretariat services on behalf of the Director General and legal advisory services to the Authority thereby creating a conducive legal environment for execution of the Authority’s mandate as stipulated in the Kenya Roads Act, 2007.

Job Description
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  • Reading and verifying documentation vis-à-vis historical information contained in individual case files;
  • Obtaining information required on case files and communicating to the external advocates;
  • Identifying legal and compliance risks
  • Compiling contract documentation for preparation and related documents for the Authority;
  • Coordinating handling of cases filed against the Authority between the departments and external counsel; and
  • Attending court hearings.

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor of Law degree from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court;
  • Annual Practicing Certificate from the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Certificate of good standing from the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Proficiency in computer applications and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

 Key Competencies and Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem-solving skills

How To Apply

All candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should apply online using the provided link accessible via the KeNHA Website by close of business on Monday, 15 th July 2024 at 5:00 pm.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply. Applicants with disability are requested to indicate their status on the application link for ease of identification.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and shall be required to present the following documents during the interview.

  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Clearance Certificate
  • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
  • Certificate of Good Conduct issued by National Police Service
  • Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The above documents will not be required at the point of application.

The terms of appointment for the above positions shall be on Permanent & Pensionable Terms of Service:

Applications without the relevant qualifications will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on to apply