County Government of Kakamega Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

County Government of Kakamega Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues;

  • Analyzing research data and compiling reports;

  • Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments and liaising with the County Attorney;

  • Advising on various legal policy issues;

  • Coordinating the activities of the County Court including drawing of charge sheets,
    bonding of witnesses, application for warrants and application for witness summons;

  • Developing County legislation including review of drafts bills, research on various pieces of
    legislation and departmental advisory on the legislative drafting;

  • Attending court to represent the County in both civil and criminal litigation;

  • Undertaking conveyancing duties;

  • Preparing legal opinions and reviewing County legislation;

  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights,
    transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity and organizing stakeholders
    consultations; and

  • Any lawful other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, one must;

  • Be a Kenyan citizen;

  • Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B) degree from a university recognized in Kenya;

  • Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.

  • Must have served in the grade of Legal Officer II or in a comparable and relevant position in
    the Public Service for a minimum period of three (3) years
    or if from private legal practice must
    have served for at least six (6) years;

  • Certificate in Computer Applications;

  • meet the requirements prescribed in Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution on leadership and

  • Demonstrate understanding of National values and principles of governance and Public Service as stipulated in Articles 10, 232 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 respectively.

    Interested applicants are expected to get clearance from the following bodies:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority;

  • Higher Education Loans Board;

  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;

  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of good conduct);

  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB); and

  • For those with higher education certificates (degrees) from outside Kenya, a letter of recognition of qualifications from the Commission of University Education.

  • Copies of these clearances MUST be attached to the applications

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; County Government of Kakamega Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

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