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
    following positions:

    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

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Organizational 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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