KMFRI Principal Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

KMFRI Principal Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Job Specifications

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

  • Advising the Institute on legal matters that may arise in its operations;

  • Drafting and vetting of contracts, agreements and other legal documents;

  • Following up on cases filed against the Institute and ensure proper preparation of legal reports and opinions;

  • Initiating legal action on behalf of the Institute on recovery measures;

  • Developing, implementing and reviewing legal policies and procedures to ensure that they are in accord with the existing legislation;

  • Negotiating for contracts on behalf of the Institute;

  • Coordinating service providers in legal matters involving the Institute;

  • Advising the Institute on the legislation that affect the Institute and changes made thereof;

  • Monitoring compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements;

  • Providing of day to day legal and regulatory support to the functional areas covering general compliance queries and reviews;

  • Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Institute to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;

  • Developing, implementing and reviewing legal policies and procedures to ensure compliance;

  • Working collaboratively with other organizations and networks where appropriate, locally, regionally and internationally to improve the Marine and Fisheries legal sector;

  • Initiating review of Marine and Fisheries research legal instruments and Marine and Fisheries research policy documents on behalf of the Institute;

  • Keeping track and updates of the amendments and changes of international Marine and Fisheries research legislations and other Kenyan laws;

  • Initiating the drafting of contracts, agreements and Memorandum of Understanding related to Marine and Fisheries affairs;

  • Engaging and liaising with stakeholders on behalf of the Institute on legal matters;

  • Advising on alternative dispute resolution measures; and

  • Initiating legal research and assignments related to Marine and Fisheries research.

  • Providing input in the preparation of the budget and work plan for the Department to help in allocating financial resources and match operational requirements with available funds.

  • Allocating work to subordinates to ensure targets are met and time is properly utilized.

  • Preparing performance
    contracts with subordinates to direct their efforts to meet the required targets which contribute to achievement of the Institute’s mandate.

  • Providing Secretariat to the Senior Management Meeting and ensuring management decisions are converted to Board papers where applicable;

  • Evaluating the performance of subordinates to ascertain efficiency and effectiveness in work performance in meeting the objectives of the Department; and

  • Mentoring, guiding and supervising subordinates through coaching and training to improve performance.

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -

  • At least six (6) years of relevant work experience three (3) of which should be in a supervisory level in a comparable position in public and private sector;

  • Bachelors of Laws degree from a recognized university;

  • Post graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;

  • Member to the Law Society of Kenya;

  • Current Practicing Certificate;

  • Minimum K.C.S.E C+ (Plus) or its equivalent;

  • Certified Public Secretary CPS (K) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

  • Membership to Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK);

  • Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Demonstrable good results in work performance;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Organization and management skills;

  • Leadership and managerial skills;

  • Drafting skills;

  • Report writing skills;

  • Negotiation skills and arbitration skills; and

  • Analytical skills.

    How to Apply

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