Senior Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Job Title: Senior Legal Officer

Hiring Organization: Open University of Kenya
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 06/07/2024

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.

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