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Position DIRECTOR, LEGAL SERVICES (JCG 1)
Job Reference NumberV/No. 5/2020
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Three (3) year contract-renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered07-Oct-2020
Opening Date of Advert10/07/2020
Closing Date of Advert10/28/2020

Requirements
-i. A Master’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
- ii. A Bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
- iii. A Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
- iv. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
- v. Membership to relevant professional body with Good Standing;
- vi. A Course in Strategic Leadership and Development or its equivalent;
- vii. Proficiency in Computer Applications; and
- viii. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution
Duties and Responsibilities
-i. Managing and coordinating the activities of the Directorate of Legal Services;
- ii. Conducting research on relevant laws and preparing measures to implement policy decisions of the Commission;
- iii. Ensuring that the Commission complies with all applicable laws, regulations and laid down procedures;
- iv. Continuously update the Commission on any changes in the law;
- v. Reviewing draft policies of the Commission to ensure that they are in compliance with the law;
- vi. Undertaking internal legal compliance audits and ensuring recommendations are disseminated and implemented;
- vii. Representing the Commission on legal cases instituted by or against the Commission;
- viii. Preparing litigation documents; pleadings, notices, affidavits and correspondence;
- ix. Liaising with Commission Counsel and attending Court;
- x. Conducting investigations on complaints, disciplinary cases and other matters requiring investigations;
- xi. Gathering information and preparing intelligence reports;
- xii. Processing of complaints
- petitions received by the Commission;
- xiii. Maintaining proper and up-to-date data on complaints filed and processed;
- xiv. Managing the Complaints Management Information System; and
- xv. Developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies to sustain valuable stakeholder relationships
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Important Information
-Work Experience:
- For appointment to this position, the applicant must have: -
- i. Minimum fifteen (15) Years relevant work experience in a Legal Environment;
- ii. At least five (5) Years at Senior Management Level;
- iii. Prior experience working on legal matters including but not limited to judicial reforms, legislative drafting, Investigations and Complaints Management, legal research and analysis shall be added advantage.
- Core Job Competencies:
- i. Strategic Leadership & Good Interpersonal Skills; ii. Excellent Communication skills - Verbal and Written; iii. Analytical & Negotiation Skills; iv. Organizational and planning skills; v. Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy; vi. Rational Decision Making Skills; vii. Time Management and the ability to prioritize work; and viii. Research and Data Management Skills