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Assistant Director, Advisory Unit

Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman)

Job Summary

Responsible to the Commission on a day to day basis in realising the technical and administrative functions of the Chair’s office.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

The Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman) is a Constitutional Com-mission established under Article 59 (4), Chapter fifteen of the Constitution and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011 with the mandate of addressing all forms of maladministration in the public sector in Kenya. The Commission is also charged with overseeing and enforcing the implementation of the Access to Information Act, 2016.
The Commission seeks to fill the following positions: -

JOB TITLE: Assistant Director, Advisory Unit
REPORTING TO: CHAIRPERSON
UNIT/DEPARTMENT: ADVISORY UNIT
JOB GRADE: CAJ 3
NO. OF POSTS: 1
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
The Assistant Director, Advisory Unit, will be responsible to the Commission on a day to day basis in realising the technical and administrative functions of the Chair’s office.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail: -
i. Prepare advisory opinions for the execution of the Commission’s mandate as directed by the Chairperson
ii. Process and coordinate hearing of appeals registered in the Chair’s office as directed by the Chairperson;
iii. Manage and coordinate both local and international partnership; such as Chair’s forum, National Council for Administrative Justice; African Ombudsman and Mediators Association (AOMA) among others as directed by the Chairperson
iv. Coordinate protocol and administrative arrangements for the Commission as directed by the Chairperson;
v. Address ‘own motion’ complaints on issues of public interest
vi. Prepare on behalf of the Chairperson speeches, briefs and presentations on fair administration; access to information and other governance issues that relate to the mandate of the Commission
vii. Provide leadership and supervisory role in planning and coordinating of staff and the activities of the Chair’s office in liason with other departments.
viii. Any other duties as may be assigned by the Chairperson from time to time.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must: -

(i) Have post admission experience of at least eight (8) years;
(ii) Have served in the grade of Senior Legal Officer or in an equivalent position for a minimum period of five (5) years;
(iii) Post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law
(iv) Have Bachelor degree in Law from a recognized institution
(v) Have a Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: - Law, Public Policy and Administration, or any related governance training from a recognized institution;
(vi) Have a certificate in Corporate and/or Strategic Leadership/Management from a recognized institution;
(vii) Be a member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing;
(viii) Be proficient in computer application skills;
(ix) Have good analytical, drafting, research, writing, and presentation skills
(x) Meet the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.

(Those who had applied for this position need not to re-apply.)

CLEARANCE/COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES
Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of clearance or compliance certificates from:

• Kenya Revenue Authority
• Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
• Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
• A credit reference bureau
• Higher Education Loans Board

Job specification and other requirements are available on our website: www.ombudsman.go.ke

Interested applicants should submit their applications and credentials on or before 27th October’ 2020 at 4.30pm at our offices in West End Towers, Waiyaki Way, 2nd Floor or through our post office box addressed as below:-

THE COMMISSION SECRETARY
COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE
P O BOX 20414-00200
NAIROBI

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Commission on Administrative Justice is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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