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The Legal Officer will report to the Assistant Director Legal Services
Requirement for Appointment
For appointment to this grade an applicant must have:
i. Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized institution;
ii. Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
iii. An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid Practicing Certificate;
iv. A registered member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
v. Computer literacy;
vi. Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in legal work as reflected in work performance.
vii. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of Constitution
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail the following:
i. Drafting legal opinions and reports on various issues affecting the Institute;
ii. Undertaking legal audits to measure the Institute’s level of compliance with various legal requirements;
iii. Drafting, vetting, reviewing, leases, agreements and memorandums of understanding;
iv. Reviewing of the Institute’s policies to ensure that they are in line with relevant laws and Government Circulars;
v. Obtaining information and evidence on legal matters involving the Institute and preparing instructions to the external lawyers;
vi. Preparing progress reports on court cases;
vii. Identifying legal risks, and developing mitigation measures;
viii. Negotiating disputes with a view to settling them out of court; and
ix. Representing the Institute in court and other legal fora.