County Attorney

County Public Service Board of Tana River

Job Summary

The County Government of Tana River pursuant to Section 59(1),(b) and 66 of the County Government Act 2012 as read together with article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

V/NO.9/2021: County Attorney (1 POST)

Salary Scale: The salary/allowances and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by Salaries and Remuneration Commission.
Terms of Service: Six Years

Duties and responsibilities:-
The County Attorney:

(a) Is 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; and
(h) 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:-
(i) Be a Kenyan Citizen;
(ii) Be a holder of LLB degree from a reputable and recognized university;
(iii) Have a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current Practicing Certificate;
(iv) Master’s degree from a reputable University will be an added advantage;
(v) Be a member of Law Society of Kenya in good standing;
(vi) Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at least five (5) years standing;
(vii) Meets the requirements of leadership and integrity set out in Chapter six of Constitution of Kenya;

How to apply
Qualified and interested candidates should download and duly fill in the job application form provided on our website: www.tanariver.go.ke/vacancies attach and submit the applications with updated CV, a copy of National Identity Card, copies of academic and professional certificates, names and contacts of three (3) referees, and other relevant testimonials to:
The Board Secretary/CEO
County Public Service Board of Tana River
P.O. Box 181 – 70101
HOLA

All applications clearly specifying the position applied for on the top left side of the envelope should be received on or before 28th September 2021.

All applicants MUST comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Kindly note that only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

The County Government of Tana River is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, the marginalized and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) are encouraged to apply.

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