Senior Legal Officer Grade 11 Job in Kenya

Duties And Responsibilities 

The duties and responsibilities shall include but are not limited to:

Coordinating formulation, implementation and review of legal policies and procedures to ensure that they are in line with relevant laws and Government Circulars;

Advising on legal matters;

Ensuring compliance with statutes, regulations and procedures;

Reporting on various issues affecting the University;

Vetting, reviewing, negotiating contracts, leases, agreements, memorandums of understanding and other legal documents;

Reviewing legal framework and advising on levels of compliance by sector players;

Coordinating litigation management by liaising with external lawyers to ensure adequate representation of the University;

Ensuring that requisite information and evidence on legal matters involving the University is compiled and proper instructions issued to the external lawyers;

Conducting research on legal issues;

Negotiating disputes with a view to settling them out of court; and

Coordinating legal audits to measure the University’s level of compliance with various legal requirements, identify legal risks and advise on mitigation measures.

Requirements For Appointment

For appointment to this grade, one MUST have:

Served in the grade of Legal Officer grade 8 for a minimum period of three (3) years;

Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.

Been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.

Certificate in computer application skills; and

Demonstrated professional competence and merit as reflected in work performance and results.

How To Apply

All applicants should;

Submit their application online through the specific links provided:

Attach: Application Letter, a detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating (academic qualifications, professional experience, academic leadership, list of publications, awards, scholarships, funding, membership to professional associations or bodies and linkages, valid email addresses, telephone contacts), Certified copies of Certificates, National ID, and other testimonials;

Provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees and ensure that the referees submit confidential reports on the applicant’s suitability for the post to the undersigned before the closure date at

NOTE: The Terms of Service will be either Permanent and Pensionable or Contract, as shall be determined by the University Council.

Open University of Kenya (OUK) is an equal opportunity employer and, therefore, applicants of either gender, persons with disabilities and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should submit their applications so as to be received on or before 25th June, 2024. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Interested and qualified? Go to The Open University of Kenya on to apply