Judicial Service Commission Director - Legal Services Jobs in Kenya

Judicial Service Commission Director - Legal Services Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities:

This is the highest grade in the cadre. Duties and responsibilities will entail:

  • Managing and coordinating the activities of the Directorate of Legal Services;

  • Conducting research on relevant laws and preparing measures to implement policy decisions of the Commission;

  • Ensuring that the Commission complies with all applicable laws, regulations and laid down procedures;

  • Continuously update the Commission on any changes in the law;

  • Reviewing draft policies of the Commission to ensure that they are in compliance with the law;

  • Undertaking internal legal compliance audits and ensuring recommendations are disseminated and implemented;

  • Representing the Commission on court cases instituted by or against the Commission;

  • Preparing litigation documents; pleadings, notices, affidavits and correspondence;

  • Co-ordinating engagement with external Counsel and attending Court;

  • Developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies to sustain valuable stakeholder relationships;

  • Supporting the Commission in the oversight of case management system;

  • Providing strategic direction, leadership, mentorship and management of Directorate Staff;

  • Advisory to the Commission and management on legal issues; and

  • Ensure proper utilization of Directorate Finances.

    Requirements for Appointment:

    For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

  • A Master’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;

  • A
    Bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

  • A Postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of fifteen (15) years standing;

  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing;

  • Attended a Course in Strategic Leadership and Development or its equivalent; and,

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

    Work Experience:

  • Minimum fifteen (15) Years relevant work experience in a Legal Environment;

  • At least five (5) Years at Senior Management Level;

  • Prior experience working on legal matters including but not limited to judicial reforms, legislative drafting, legal research and analysis will be added advantage.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Judicial Service Commission Director - Legal Services Jobs in Kenya

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