Director Legal Services Job in Kenya

Job Responsibilities

  • Providing legal advice to the Authority and ensuring integration of environmental concerns into policy and legislation at alol levels
  • Drafting the required regulations, guidelines and interpreting the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999
  • Advising on international conventions, treaties and agreements related to the environment to which Kenya is a party and assisting their implementation
  • Drafting and liaising with various Government Institutions on the establishment and maintenance of a Registry of International Environmental Conventions and Treaties to which Kenya is a party;
  • Liaising with relevant Government Institutions and stakeholders on International Environmental concerns;
  • Initiating legislative proposals, standards and guidelines on the environment;
  • Establishing criteria and procedures for the assessment of envronmental uality standards;
  • Monitoring of the implementation and compliance with legislation; and taking responsibility for all litigation matters in respect to the Authority; 
  • Providing secretarial services to the Board and its Committees;
  • Providing guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of Governance;

  • Facilitating Board induction and development and implementation of the capacity building programs;
  • Preparing and managing Board workplans and facilitating Annual Board Evaluation; 
  • Facilitating Governance Audits;
  • Developing and implementing the Board Charter Terms of Reference and the Code of Conduct and Ethics; 
  • In liaison with the Director General, preparing and circulating Board and Committee notices and papers;
  • Taking minutes in all Board and Committee meetings;
  • Preparing reports from Board and Committee field trips;
  • Keeping custody and accountability of the Corporation’s seal, securities, agreements, minutes, titles and other legal instruments;
  • Maintaining and updating the Register of Conflict of Interest;
  • Arranging the business of the Board’s meeting, keeping records of the proceedings of Board and performing other duties as the Board may direct;
  • Providing advice on legal and Corporate matters to the Board through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
  • Overseeing implementation of Mwongozo Code of Conduct in the Authority;
  • Responsible for implementation of the directorate’s strategic plan and realization of its objectives;
  • Overseeing the implementation of performance appraisal system and performance contract for the Directorate
  • Ensuring accountability and prudent management of resources and assets and ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; 
  • Supervising, guiding and developing staff working under him or her

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized University
  • Masters degree in Law (LLM), enviromental law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court Of Kenya
  • Membership of the Law Society of Kenya , or Instititute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPS ) or any other relevant professional body in good standing
  • Current practicing certificate
  • Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (CPS K)
  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution 
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • A minimum period of fifteen (15) years relevant work experience and atleast five (5) years in a senior management role in the Public service or Pruvate sector
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results. 
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strategic and innovative thinking 
  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to mobilize resources
  • Negotiation skills

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