3 Legal Counsel Jobs in Kenya

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3 Legal Counsel Jobs in Kenya

Vihiga County Public Service Board is a Body corporate established under section 57 of the County Government Act 2012 pursuant to Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Section 59 of the County Government Act 2012 outlines the functions of the Board. Pursuant to Constitutional and Legal provisions, Vihiga County Public Service Board invites applications from qualified persons for the following positions.


 County Legal Counsel Job Group N (3 Posts)

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Advising on legal policy issues and legal documents
  • Reviewing legal documents
  • Representing the    county    Government   (the   Executive    and    its agencies/ entities) in court.
  • Assist in preparing contracts documents and initiating contracts negotiations
  • Provide technical support to the County Department
  • Provide legal audit services to ensure compliance with County and National legislations as well as the constitution
  • Analyzing research data and compiling reports
  • Preparing legal opinions and undertaking law
  • Legislative drafting,  interpretation   and  advisory   on   county legislation
  • Handle pro-bono   cases    and    facilitate   public    participation   as directed by the county
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the County


  • Have a bachelor’s of law degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have been admitted as an advocate of the High court of Kenya;
  • Membership to law society of Kenya or any equivalent professional body;
  • Knowledge of civil and criminal court procedures;
  • Have at least three (3) years’ experience;
  • Be in possession of a valid practicing certificate;
  • Show merit and ability as reflected  in  work  performance  and results;
  • Be proficient in computer applications
  • Be a team player and work well under minimum
  • Meet requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya

Salary Scale: The salary, allowances and other benefits attached to these positions will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission and other recognized CBAs as applicable.

Terms of  Service:  All the above posts  shall be on a three (3) year contract term renewable based on satisfactory performance.

How to Apply

 Interested and qualified candidates should submit their application with copies of their National Identity/passport, Academic & Professional certificates and current Chapter Six compliance certificates to the undersigned on or before 30th day of November, 2022.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.