Public Service Commission Director - Legal Affairs Jobs in Kenya

Public Service Commission Director - Legal Affairs Jobs in Kenya

Requirements for Appointment

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

  • Cumulative service period of fifteen (15) years in the legal field and must be in the position of Senior Deputy Director Job Grade PSC 3 or in an equivalent and compararble senior Management position in the Public Sector;

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized institution;

  • Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from a recognized institution;

  • Advocate of the high court of Kenya;

  • Leadership course lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya;

  • Current practicing certificate;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Demonstrated thorough understanding of national goals policies and development objectives and the ability to transform them into compliance and performance management policies and programmes.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Overseeing development, implementation and review of legal policies and procedures;

  • Overseeing provision of legal services;

  • Providing leadership and policy direction on legal issues;

  • Overseeing the preparation of legal opinions and processing of legal notices and any other Gazettement;

  • Interpreting and advising the Commission on all matters relating to the law;

  • Ensuring compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, agreements, MOUs and contracts;

  • Ensuring representation of the Commission in courts or other judicial authorities;

  • Liaising with the Attorney
    General, other law enforcement agencies and MDAs on all legal matters;

  • Overseeing legal research on emerging issues;

  • Overseeing the handling and hearing of appeals from County Governments, State Corporations and Public Universities;

  • Attending courts to represent the Public Service Commission;

  • Overseeing the administering of alternative dispute resolution mechanism when directed by courts;

  • Coordinating the preparation and processing of legal notices and any other gazettement;

  • Maintaining and implementing a centralized system for tracking case status, scheduling hearings or meetings, and ensuring timely follow-up;

  • Preparing frameworks for protecting public officers against victimization and discrimination while discharging their duties;

  • Overseeing performance management and ensuring prudent utilization of resources;

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of the budget, work plans, procurement plans, projects and programmes in the Directorate; and

  • Overseeing mentorship and coaching of staff in the Directorate.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Public Service Commission Director - Legal Affairs Jobs in Kenya

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