Kenyatta National Hospital - Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Kenyatta National Hospital - Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose

The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible to the Deputy Director/Corporation Secretary, for provision of Legal Services in the Hospital.

Responsibilities

  • Participating in policy development and advising on legal policy issue.
  • Developing legal documents/instruments.
  • Providing and interpreting legal information.
  • Briefing and monitoring external counsel to ensure legal representation is effective.
  • Developing effective working relationships with key user departments to ensure their needs are understood and appropriate solutions developed that support business needs.
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance.
  • Implementing strategic plans and objectives in respect to the legal function.
  • Reviewing ongoing cases and advising management accordingly.
  • Conducting training and disseminating appropriate legal information to staff.
  • Reviewing and drafting contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensuring compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
  • Handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.
  • Coordinating external legal mandates to investigate and resolve potential legal issues with regard to financial instruments issued by donors.
  • Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports; and
  • Participating in developing and ensuring compliance with the KNH’s collaboration and partnership policy framework and strategy.

    Qualifications
  • Masters degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized University.
  • Bachelors of Law degree from a recognized Institution.
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.
  • Admission to the Roll of Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience with at least three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in a comparable role.
  • Certificate in Leadership/Management course lasting not less than
    four (4) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Certified Secretary (K) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Valid practicing certificate.
  • Evidence of proficiency and knowledge in Computer Applications.
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

    How to Apply
  • Those interested in applying for the declared vacancies and meet the job specifications are required to apply online and MUST submit a hard copy of the Hospital application form available in the website with copies of certificates and testimonials on or before 24th April 2019 to the address below:
    The Chief Executive Officer
    Kenyatta National Hospital
    P.O Box 20723-00202
    NAIROBI

  • “Kenyatta National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and qualified candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and must present the following documents during the interview:-

  • A certificate of good conduct from the National Police Service
  • EACC Clearance
  • Credit Reference Bureau Clearance
  • HELB Compliance
  • KRA Tax Compliance

    Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenyatta National Hospital - Senior Legal Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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