IPOA Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

IPOA Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible to the Head of Legal Services through
the Principal Legal Officer.

Job Description

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: -

  • Handling complex litigation cases and provide adequate representation of IPOA in civil and criminal Court Proceedings;
  • Carrying out comprehensive analysis of evidence, which includes evaluation of evidence gathered in the course of investigations and
    to prepare legal reports and briefs;
  • Carrying out research into legal issues pertinent to the operations of
    the Authority;
  • preparing statutory performance and annual reports in liaison with
    Heads of other departments of the Authority;
  • Undertaking conveyancing and provide legal advice to the Authority on all aspects thereof;
  • Handling matters pertaining to the preparation of cases for prosecution and oversee the prosecution thereof;
  • Liaising with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and other
    relevant State Agencies;
  • Undertaking any other duties that may be assigned from time to time


  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Job Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent qualifications from a
    recognized institution;
  • Post graduate Diploma in legal studies;
  • Registered as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of either
  • Legal Officer or for a period of six (6) years in Legal services, in the Public
  • Service or Private Sector post admission experience in Law as a legal
    practitioner/academician or judicial officer;
  • Knowledge and experience in a law enforcement environment will be an added advantage; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills;

    Required Behavioural Skills:
  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent
    interpersonal skills and
    be a team player;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive issues;
  • Demonstrated professional competence; and
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications.

    All applicants MUST attach valid/current clearances from the following bodies:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI); and
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

    How to Apply:
  • Interested persons who meet the requirements should submit their application through Post Office, email, online or by hand delivery, clearly indicating the position, on both the cover letter and envelope, together with IPOA Employment
    Application Form (available: https://portal.ipoa.go.ke/careers/ ), a detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, national identity card, names and telephone contacts of three referees, so as to reach the Authority by Friday, 12th July, 2019 to:
  • Director/Chief Executive Officer,
  • Independent Policing Oversight Authority,
  • 1st Ngong Avenue, ACK Garden Annex, 2nd Floor,
  • P.O Box 23035 – 00100, NAIROBI.
  • Email: recruitment06@ipoa.go.ke
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Locals from Turkana County are encouraged to apply for the Complaints Management Officer II position above.
  • IPOA is an equal opportunity employer and shall not in its recruitment discriminate
    on the basis of race, religion, colour, ethnic origin, political affiliation, sex or sexual
    orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, health or social status.
  • For more information and job application details, see; IPOA Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya
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