National Land Commission Principal Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya
National Land Commission Principal Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya National Land Commission (NLC) is an Independent Constitutional Commission established and under Article 67 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and operationalized by the National Land Commission (NLC) Act,2012, the Land Act and the Land Registration Act, 2012.
The broad mandates of the Commission are inter-alia; to manage public land on behalf of the National and County Governments, recommend a National Land Policy to the National Government, advice the National Government on a Comprehensive program for the registration of Land throughout Kenya, to conduct research related to land and the use of natural resources and make recommendations to appropriate authorities and initiate investigations on its own initiative or on a complaint into present or historical land injustices and recommend appropriate redress.
Conversely, Pursuant to Article 252 1(C) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and National Land Commission Act of 2012, the Commission invites applications from suitable candidates for the
Principal Legal Officer
An officer appointed to this position is responsible for the management of legal advice to the
commission and safeguard its interests through various legal initiatives and facilitate decision
making for enhanced effectiveness in the fulfilment of its constitutional and statutory mandate
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure implementation of policies, procedures and regulations on legal affairs and enforcement
Give input in development of legislation as appropriate
Assist in representing the Commission on litigation and court cases for the Commission
Prepare preliminary legal documents/instruments before submission to the Deputy Director for approval
Undertake the Commission’s law reviews to ensure set standards and procedures are effective
Facilitate the process of gazettment of notices to ensure proper communication is sent out
Draft contracts, lease agreements and memorandum of understanding between the Commission and its collaborators
Assist in enforcing contracts and leases to maintain standards and procedures
Carry out surveys and research on assigned legal issues; coordinate and implement work plans for the legal section
Prepare legal opinions and other relevant legal documents
Ensure staff within the directorate are following work plans and are delivering as expected
Ensure compliance and enforcement of various legislation
Disseminate legal documents for use by the Commission
Academic and professional Qualifications
For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have:-
Bachelor’s degree in Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law
Nine (9) years of service, three (3) of which should be in a comparable position from a reputable organization
Practicing Certificate as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Certificate in Management course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution
Applicants must possess knowledge and skills in the following areas;
Proficiency in computer applications
Good knowledge of the constitution of Kenya
Good Communication skills
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; National Land Commission Principal Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya
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