Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

The Senior Legal Officer will be responsible to the Director, Complaints Management and Legal Services through the Head of Legal Services.


  • Handling complex litigation cases and provide adequate representation of IPOA in civil and criminal Court Proceedings;
    Carrying out comprehensive analysis of evidence, which includes evaluation of evidence gathered in the course of investigations and to prepare legal reports and briefs;
  • Carrying out research into legal issues pertinent to the operations of the Authority;
  • Preparing statutory performance and annual reports in liaison with Heads of other departments of the Authority;
  • Undertaking conveyancing and provide legal advice to the Authority on all aspects thereof;
  • Handling matters pertaining to the preparation of cases for prosecution and oversee the prosecution thereof;
  • Providing liaison with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and other relevant State Agencies;
  • Undertaking any other duties that may be assigned from time to time Profile:
  • Must be a citizen of Kenya.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Post graduate Diploma in legal studies;
  • Registered as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of either Legal Officer or for a period of six (6) years in Legal services, in the Public Service or Private Sector post admission experience in Law as a legal practitioner/academician or judicial officer;
  • Knowledge and experience in a law enforcement environment will be an added advantage; and
  • Certificate in computer application skills;

    Required behavioral skills:

  • A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive issues;
  • Demonstrated professional competence; and
  • Excellent knowledge of relevant computer software and applications

    How to Apply

    The Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) was established through an

    Act of Parliament published in November 2011 to provide for civilian oversight over the work of the police in Kenya.

    In order to efficiently and effectively deliver its functions, IPOA is always recruiting high caliber staff. IPOA has created a culture that rewards bright, self-driven, and hardworking individuals.

    All applicants MUST be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

    Candidates will be REQUIRED to produce evidence of clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.

    ALL APPLICATIONS should INCLUDE the job reference number, a reliable email address, day-time telephone contact and MUST be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, IPOA employment form and copies of relevant certificates.

    ALL applicants MUST ATTACH CLEARANCE from the following bodies for the application to be considered (ZIP the below documents before proceeding):

  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates available

    IPOA is an EQUAL opportunity employer.


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