County Government of Kakamega Office Legal Officer I Jobs in Kenya

County Government of Kakamega Office Legal Officer I Jobs in Kenya

Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Government Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Kakamega invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions:-

An Officer at this level will report to the County Attorney.

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 of Articles 10, 232 and Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

    Terms of Service:

  • Permanent & Pensionable

    How to Apply

  • All applicants should submit their applications together with copies of their detailed Curriculum Vitae, Academic and Professional Certificates, Testimonials, National Identity Card or Passport,
    and any other supporting documents.
  • The positions applied for should be indicated on top of the envelope.
  • Kakamega County residents will be required to indicate their Sub-County and Ward of origin.
  • Applications should be submitted to:

    P.O. BOX 458-50100

  • Hand delivered applications can be submitted at the County Public Service Board’s Reception located at Former Provincial Headquarters, Block ‘B’ 2nd Floor.
  • All applications should reach this office on or before 13th November, 2018.
    County Government of Kakamega is an equal opportunity employer. Female Candidates and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • Canvassing will lead to automatic
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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

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