KeMU Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

KeMU Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya


  • Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) is a chartered private Christian University sponsored by the Methodist Church in Kenya.

  • The vision is to be a world class University raising a generation of professionals and transfromational leaders.

  • The University has its main campus situated in the outskirts of Meru town with campuses at Nairobi and Mombasa.

  • We would wish to invite qualified applicants for the following position:

    Legal Officer

  • We would wish to invite qualified applicants for the position of Legal Officer.

  • This position reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration and is responsible for legal matters in the University.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparation of legal opinions and offering guidance on legal matters

  • Monitoring compliance with the legal and regulatory framework.

  • Reviewing, drafting, negotiating, securing and administering Licenses, Agreements and Contracts for which the University may be involved in.

  • Safeguarding the University from possible litigation by offering legal counsel to the University Management and staff

  • Coordinating the representation of the University in courts in the event of litigations

  • Facilitating dispute resolution process between various Departments and Units in the University

  • Provision and handling of all in-house legal matters of the University

  • Preparation of staff and students’ indemnities

  • Formulation of statutes that govern the conduct of discipline of staff and students from time to time as may be deemed necessary

  • Preparation of updates to the management in relation to reviews and interpretations of University statutes

  • Formulation and guidance on the preparation of documents such as Memoranda of Understanding and Collaboration agreements between the University and external parties

  • Crafting charges for staff and students violating regulations governing conduct and discipline in the University

  • Ensuring that the University adheres to the laid down procedures and regulations in employment matters, disciplinary measures and any other matter which has legal
    implications

  • Conducting any other lawful duty as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the Vice Chancellor or other relevant authority.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree ¡n Law (LLB) from a recognized University

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

  • Be a member of the LSK with good standing

  • Have at least five (5) years’ experience handling legal matters in a large and reputable organization with experience in civil and criminal litigation, commercial law, labour law, insurance and conveyance

  • Must be conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and all labour laws

  • Have experience in contract negotiations and drafting

  • Demonstrate high degree of professional competence in legal work and administrative capability in work performance and results

  • Be a person of outstanding honesty and integrity with high moral and ethical values.

    How to Apply:

  • Interested applicants should send three (3) hard copies AND a softcopy (PDF format) of their application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, National ID card or passport, and other relevant testimonials to:

    The Vice Chancellor
    Kenya Methodist University
    P.O. Box 267 – 60200
    Meru, Kenya

  • An electronic copy in PDF format send to the Vice Chancellor through the email,

  • vice.chancellor@kemu.ac.ke

  • To be received on or before 15th May 2021.

  • KeMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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