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Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 20/2012
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Position LEGAL COUNSEL : JOB GROUP M6/R4
Job Reference NumberV/No. 20/2012
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable or Contract
Work Station Nairobi
Date registered20-Dec-2012
Opening Date of Advert20-Dec-2012
Closing Date of Advert10-Jan-2013

Requirements
-For appointment to this position, an applicant must be in possession of the following minimum qualifications:-
(i) Have a Law Degree from any recognized university;
(ii) Have a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education;
(iii) Have been admitted to the Roll of Advocates;
(iv) Be proficient in computer applications;
(v) Must not have any pending complaints with the Advocates Complaints Commission, the Disciplinary Committee or adverse report from current and previous employer(s);
(vi) Have served in private practice or other employment with six (6) years post admission experience and a current practicing certificate and
(vii) Must meet the requirements set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Note: A post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The successful candidates will be deployed to head the Legal Affairs Unit of the Commission and will be reporting to the Registrar, JSC.
Specific duties will include:-
(i) Organizing legal research;
(ii) Offering legal advice to the Commission;
(iii) Assuring legal compliance in activities of the Commission;
(iv) Liaising with law firms that are on retainer on behalf of the Commission;
(v) Providing litigation services including perusing court summons for necessary defence, instruction to Commission’s Advocate for filing of proper documentation, witnesses preparation and pre-trial brief, court documents drafting and preparation, follow-up on court attendance reports and case by case progress follow up from Advocate.
(vi) Writing reports and presenting the same to the JSC Human Resource Management Committee ;
(vii) Preparing and managing the legal Unit budget; and
(viii) Providing logistical support to the Commission and Commission’s Committee meetings.
Important Information
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