County Attorney

Wajir County Public Service Board

Job Summary

Pursuant to the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and the County Governments Act No. 17 of 2012, the County Government of Wajir invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

OFFICE OF THE
GOVERNOR – LEGAL SERVICES


WCPSB/001/2021: County Attorney J/G T (1 POST)
Terms of Service: Six (6) years contract.
Salaries as per the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) guidelines

Duties and Responsibilities
The County Attorney shall report to the Governor: -

a. Shall be the principal legal adviser to the County Government;
b. Shall attend the meetings of the county executive committee as an ex-officio member of the executive committee;
c. Shall on the instructions of the county government, represent the county executive in court or in any other legal proceedings to which the county executive is a party, other than criminal proceedings;
d. Shall advise departments in the county executive on legislative and other legal matters;
e. Shall negotiate, draft, vet and interpret documents and agreements for and on behalf of the county executive and its agencies;
f. Shall be responsible for the revision of county laws;
g. May liaise with the Office of the Attorney General when need arises
h. Be responsible for the revision of county laws, policies and coordinate the publication in the relevant Gazette of all Policies, Regulations and Acts of the County Assembly; and
i. Shall perform any other, function as may be necessary for the effective discharge of the duties and the exercise of the powers of the County Attorney.

Requirements for Appointment
For appointment to this grade, one must;

a. Be a citizen of Kenya;
b. Be a holder of LLB degree from a reputable and recognised university;
c. Have a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current Practicing Certificate;
d. Masters degree from a reputable University will be an added advantage.
e. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at least five years standing;
f. Have experience of not less than 10 years in legal field.
g. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.

Skills and Competencies:
1. Excellent communication and leadership skills.
2. Highly developed negotiation and inter-personal skills.
3. Effective legal research and report writing.
4. High level of integrity and professionalism.
5. ICT proficient.

How to apply:-
Applications shall include a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), Copies of academic and professional certificates, Testimonials, National Identification Card, Statutory clearance documents and other supporting documents to be sent in a sealed envelope clearly marked with the Position Title and Advert Number to:-
The Secretary/CEO
Wajir County Public Service Board
P O BOX 45 – 70200
WAJIR

OR
Hand delivered applications should be submitted at the County Public Service Board’s offices at Wajir County Headquarters. No online applications.
Applications should reach us on or before Wednesday, 29th September 2021. No online applications

Please note that:
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
• Wajir County is an equal opportunity employer
• Women, Youth and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

THE SECRETARY/CEO
WAJIR COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD

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