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Narok County Assembly

Narok County Assembly Service Board

The County Assembly Service Board of Narok wishes to invite applications from qualified persons for the following positions:

Senior Legal Counsel 
1 Post
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Drafting of County Assembly Members bills
  • Drafting of amendments to bills to be proposed to the Assembly by any member of the County Assembly or any Committee of the Assembly/training and supervision of Legal Clerks
  • Ensuring that bills passed by County Assembly comply with the Constitution of Kenya
  • Giving legal interpretation of Acts and bills and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to the County Assembly
  • Liaising with the office of the County Attorney on litigation matters involving the County Assembly
  • Legal representation of the county Assembly and the County Assembly service Board in court proceedings and drafting contracts and related legal documents
  • Providing legal advice to the County Assembly, Assembly Committees, the Speaker, the County Assembly Service Board, individual Members and the Clerk
  • Ensuring bills passed by County Assembly comply with the Constitution of Kenya
  • Liaising with the office of the County Attorney on litigation matters involving the County Assembly
Requirements for Appointment
  • Have Bachelors of law degree
  • A Masters Degree and or CPS (K) qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Be registered as a Commissioner of Oaths
  • Be in possession of a current practicing certificate
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • At least five years of legislative, drafting and general litigation experience
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Fulfill the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya
Research Officer I 
1 Post)
Duties and responsibilities
  • Provision of non-partisan professional research assistance and analysis to members, committee and staff of the Assembly
  • Advise and guide the Committees, Members of County Assembly, the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly and Committee Clerks on relevant policy matters;
  • Provision of expert interpretation, explanation and analysis
  • Providing technical back up to the house committees.
  • Develop knowledge in specialist areas as required by the Committees.
Requirements for Appointment
  • A Bachelors Degree from a recognized institution in a specialized discipline including Economics, Agriculture, Environmental quality, sociology, science, international trade, commercial and other science related field
  • A Masters Degree or other post graduate qualifications will be an added advantage
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the concepts and techniques of professional research, with particular emphasis on public policy analysis with evidence of published papers on topical issues;
  • Served in the grade of Research Officer Il or an equivalent position in either the public or the private sector for at least three (2) years
  • Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
  • Good administration, organization, and analytical skills

How to Apply

Persons interested in filling the above positions should submit application in own handwriting, accompanied by 2 pages Curriculum Vitae, Certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents.

Preferential Criteria during Selection

Suitably qualified applicants will enjoy preferential treatment in the order below:

  1. Applicants serving in positions at the County Assembly on the basis of secondment during the transition period;
  2. Applicants serving in the Executive arm of the County Government of Narok
  3. Applicants serving in the public service in the republic of Kenya
  4. Applicants who are resident in Narok County
  5. Applicants from the rest of the Country

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All Applications should clearly indicate the position applied for in the reference line and on the top left corner on the envelope and be addressed to;

The Secretary,

County Assembly Service Board

County Assembly of Narok

P.O Box 19 - 20500, 

Or; be hand delivered to the Office of the Clerk of County Assembly located at the premises of the County Assembly of Narok (Formerly County Council of Narok), so as to reach him not later than Thursday 2nd October, 2014 at 5.00pm.

Shedd D. Simotwo

Clerk / Secretary

Narok County Assembly

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