Senior Legal Officer Job in Kenya - Communications Authority of Kenya

Senior Legal Officer

Ref. SO/LS/2023

Job Summary: 

The Senior Legal Officer will provide high-level administrative support and assistance to the Board Chair of the Authority. This role requires exceptional organizational skills, discretion, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The successful candidate will act as a trusted partner to the Board Chair, managing administrative tasks, coordinating

Chair’s participation in board meetings, and facilitating effective communication between the

Board Chair and other stakeholders.

Work in a team responsible for the provision of corporate secretarial services to the Board.

Provide comprehensive administrative support to the Board Chair, including managing schedules, appointments, and travel arrangements.

Provide technical and logistical support to the office of the Board Chair and Chairpersons of Committees of the Board.

Provide quality assurance in respect of all documentation handled by the office of the Board Chair.

Liaise with Management to coordinate participation of Board Members in Policy Meetings, capacity building trainings and other governance stakeholderengagements/activities.

Assist in the preparation and compilation of board reports, presentations, and other documents, ensuring accuracy and adherence to deadlines.

Assist in the development of speeches, letters, press releases and other documentation for the Office of the Chairperson.

Manage confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion and professionalism.

Conduct research and gather information on various topics as directed by the Board Chair, providing relevant and concise summaries and reports.

Maintain an organized filing system for board-related documents and records, ensuring ease of access and retrieval.

Act as a liaison between the Board Chair and Management, external organizations, and individuals, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.

Handle incoming correspondence, phone calls, and inquiries addressed to the Board Chair, providing timely responses, or redirecting as appropriate.

Undertake special projects and assignments as assigned by the Board Chair, demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in meeting evolving needs.


Bachelor’s degree in law. Master’s degree is an added advantage.

Proven experience (minimum 5 years) supporting C-suite executives or board members.

Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution (2010)

How to Apply

The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures and Public Service Guidelines.

Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory
performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3) years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on[1]us/careers/
Documents to be submitted by the applicants
Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: –

Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Submission of Applications
The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800.

Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June, 2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply