UNESCO Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNESCO Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Function of the Legal Division

  • This Department exists to perform the following functions: legal policy development; analysis of legal instruments; legal documentation preparation and drafting; Providing legal advice and guidance;
    representation of the Commission in legal proceedings; Prosecution of cases in courts and litigation management

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Officer will be responsible to the Secretary General/CEO for the coordination and
    implementation of the Legal Services in a results oriented and timely manner to achieve the Corporations’ goals, objectives and agreed performance targets.

    This will entail inter alia:

  • Coordinate the day to day business of the Legal Services Department.

  • Initiate the formulation of the Commission’s Legal policies, strategies, and plans and coordinate their evaluation thereof

  • Establish effective Legal administrative structures, processes and systems

  • Provide legal support in drafting of policies, directives and/ or instructions, and provide follow up activities as may be required.

  • Advice on adherence and Legal compliance with the national laws and international statutes;

  • Proactively guide and advice the Commission on all legal matters affecting its functions including new legislations;

  • Take minutes during board meetings and provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities related to matters of corporate governance;

  • Conduct legal research; write legal opinions and memoranda on matters relevant to the Commission as required,

  • Advise and participate in the negotiation of contracts, partnerships, memoranda of
    understanding (MOUs) and agreements generally,

  • Provide regular communication to the Secretary General/CEO and the Board on key Legal technical matters

  • Handle legal matters affecting or that may affect the Commission, including representation in courts, hearings and where else necessary

  • Any other tasks as may be assigned by the Secretary General/CEO.

    Job specifications Academic & Professional


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university,

  • Diploma in Law (from Kenya School of Law);

  • Possession of a LLM, or Master’s degree in Governance, policy or related discipline will be an added advantage,

  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya,

  • Possess a current practicing certificate,

  • Possession of a CPS (K) and registration with the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya will be an added advantage.


  • Possess a minimum of fifteen (15) years continuous experience in the legal
    profession or is currently serving in an equivalent or comparable senior management level position within the corporate legal services Department of a similar organization for a minimum period of three years three;

  • Demonstrated proven ability and results in managing a corporate legal portfolio;

  • Demonstrated proven ability and results in providing effective board secretariat services;

  • Demonstrated proven experience in drafting high level minutes and board papers

  • Demonstrated experience in drafting, interpreting and executing legal instruments;

  • Have strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills,

  • Proficiency in computer Applications.

    Personal qualities

  • Pro-active, approachable, flexible, have integrity and commitment to production results, self-motivated, dependable, organized, professional, and must satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of
    Kenya on leadership and integrity.

  • Knowledge in legislative drafting is an added advantage.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; UNESCO Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

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