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Job Category: Legal
Nairobi Full Time SAVE

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1. Lead the development and management of effective legal working relations with relevant public entities in national and county governments to ensure compliance with legal standards.
2. Lead the provision of high level legal and related policy advice and analysis to ensure set guidelines are maintained.
3. Draft and edit legal media materials, including press releases, advisories, and background memos to ensure accuracy of information.
4. Organize and maintain qualitative and quantitative data used to develop reports used to develop policy recommendations and reports.
5. Identify and develop legal projects and fundraise for projects to ensure growth of the legal function.


1. Interpret and clarify general and specific legal direction and expectations for the commission to ensure set legal guidelines are adhered to.
2. Prepare regular reports for the Commission Board on legal initiatives and advocacy.
3. Handle all matters related to litigation which include drafting legal opinions and briefing National Police Service Commission in all court decision to ensure compliance of all communications affecting the Commission.
4. Participate in legal discussions and explanations of complex legal issues to assist staff to understand legal matters.
5. Settle disputes affecting the Commission in regard to legal affairs.
6. Identify and monitor emerging legal development and key concerns in the public sector to keep up to date with issues.


1. Provide input into the budgeting process

Qualifications Knowledge and Skills

1. Bachelor`s degree in Law from a recognized university.
2. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
3. Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
4. Computer literacy.
5. Communication skills.
6. Interpersonal skills.
7. Organizational skills.
8. Ability to work under pressure.
9. Ability to lead and manage teams.
10. Problem solving skills.
11. Supervisory skills.
12. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
13. Ten (10) years of service, of which three (3) should be in a comparable position from a reputable organization.


If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match these exciting roles, please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae stating your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts quoting reference number of the position applied for. The NPSC will be seeking evidence of a candidate’s suitability to serve in the positions advertised.

1. Applicants should attach a copy of National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, or any other evidence of proven relevant expertise herein being sought;
2. In addition to the qualifications set out in the Constitution and the Enabling Statutes, applicants must further furnish clearance certificates from:
a) Director, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
b) Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
c) Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
d) Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs such as LSK, ICPS (K), ICPAK, AAK, IEK, etc.;
e) Certificate of Good Conduct.
NB: These criteria are applicable only to the Senior Positions NPSC 5 to NPSC 8.
Women, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.


No person shall be qualified for appointment in any of the above posts if the person:

a) Has previously been convicted of any criminal offence;
b) Has violated the Constitution;
c) Is an undischarged bankrupt;
d) Has been adversely mentioned in any report by a Commission of Inquiry or any Parliamentary Committee;
e) Canvasses directly, indirectly, by proxy, by emissary, by ethnic or clan whipping, by pressure groups, by other associations or in any other way;
f) Knowingly, willingly and blatantly lies, misrepresents, cheats and fails to disclose material facts.


In addition, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) may be requested by the
Commission to provide a report on all shortlisted applicants.


a) Applications and Certified Copies of the supporting documentation should be delivered to the National Police Service Commission, SkyPark Plaza (Near Jacaranda Hotel) 5th Floor Westlands, Nairobi, OR posted to:
The Chairperson
National Police Service Commission
SkyPark Plaza 5th Floor
P.O. Box 47363-00100

Applications should be received at the Commission on or before 23rd January,2017