Principal Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Job Description

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:

  • Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Centre through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
  • Providing secretariat services on behalf of the Managing Director;
  • Developing and reviewing relevant regulatory Legal framework for the implementation of the Centre’s mandate;
  • Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Centre in courts or other judicial authorities;
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Centre’s policies;
  • Liaising with the Attorney General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders on all legal matters;
  • Ensuring that legal audit compliance is carried out to confirm compliance with relevant statutory requirements;
  • Overseeing implementation of the Mwongozo Code of Conduct at the Centre.

Job Specification

Requirements for Appointment

  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized University;
  • Master’s degree in Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
  • A minimum of Eight (8) years and at least three (3) experience in supervisory role in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  • Current Practicing Certificate; vii. Member to the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Membership to Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK);
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrable good results in work performance; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and skills

  • Organization and management skills;
  • Leadership and managerial skills;
  • Drafting skills;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Negotiation skills ,arbitration skills; and
  • Analytical skills.

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