Senior Legal Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Senior Legal Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Job Description

  • Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), a State Corporation under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Blue Economy was established by an Act of parliament (The Science and Technology Act Cap. 250 of the Laws of Kenya of 1979) which has since been repealed by The Science, Technology and Innovation Act No.28 of 2013.

  • KMFRI's mandate is to undertake research in "marine and freshwater fisheries, aquaculture, environmental and ecological studies, and marine research including chemical and physical oceanography", in order to provide scientific data and information for sustainable development of the Blue Economy. The Institute is also mandated to cooperate with other organizations and institutions of higher learning in training programmes and on matters of relevant research.

  • The Institute has Research Centers and Stations located at Mombasa, Kisumu, Naivasha, Baringo, Kegati, Sangoro, Sagana, Shimoni, Turkana, a research substation at Gazi and the Nairobi liaison office.

  • KMFRI is seeking to recruit self-motivated professionals who are team players to fill the following vacant positions within her approved staff establishment:

    The duties and responsibilities of the officer entail:

  • Opening legal files;

  • Reviewing and retrieving files for relevant action;

  • Preparing legal briefs for the initiation of legal action

  • Filing contracts and court documents;

  • Assisting in Preparing and filing of pleadings for and on behalf of the Institute;

  • Responding to inquiries regarding specific cases;

  • Serving legal documents to clients and other stakeholders;

  • Maintaining and updating files systematically and accurately to ensure ease access and retrieval;

  • Monitoring progress of contract and court cases;

  • Maintaining and updating master diary for court cases;

  • Verifying documents submitted to the legal department to confirm accuracy and validity;

  • Drafting reports and submit the same to the Legal Officers for further action;

  • Ensuring that pending matters are brought up for necessary attention; and

  • Ensuring proper service
    of legal documents to clients and other third parties.

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • At least three (3) years relevant work experience;

  • Diploma in Law from a recognized institution;

  • Minimum KCSE C- (minus) or its equivalent;

  • A current Process Servers Certificate or its equivalent;

  • Demonstrable good results in work performance;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Key Competencies and Skills

  • Report writing skills;

  • Communication.

    How to Apply

  • Submit their applications both in HARD and SOFT COPY, and envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and sent to the address below not later than Tuesday, 12th October, 2021.

    The Director General,
    Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute,
    P. O. Box 81651 – 80100,
    Silos Road, English Point, Mkomani,
    Mombasa, KENYA

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  • Shortlisted candidates in compliance with the Chapter Six of the Constitution will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews:

  • Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

  • Clearance/Compliance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.

  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

  • Clearance from recognized Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

  • Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted and shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and clearance certificates during the interviews.

  • Any canvassing will lead to Automatic Disqualification.

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