Director, Legal Services

Judicial Service Commission

Legal Services

Law & Compliance KSh Confidential
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1 week ago

Job Summary

Managing and coordinating the activities of the Directorate of Legal Services

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Management level
  • Experience Length:15 years

Job Description/Requirements

Requirements
-For appointment to this grade, an applicant must have:

- i.A Master’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;
- ii.A Bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
- iii.A Postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
- iv.Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of fifteen (15) years standing;
- v.Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing;
- vi.Attended a Course in Strategic Leadership and Development or its equivalent; and,
- vii.Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

- Work Experience:
- i.Minimum fifteen (15) Years relevant work experience in a Legal Environment;
- ii.At least five (5) Years at Senior Management Level;
- iii.Prior experience working on legal matters including but not limited to judicial reforms, legislative drafting, legal research and analysis will be added advantage.

- Core Competencies:
- i.Strategic Leadership & Good Interpersonal Skills;
- ii.Excellent Communication skills - Verbal and Written;
- iii.Analytical & Negotiation Skills;
- iv.Organizational and planning skills;
- v.Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;
- vi.Rational Decision Making Skills;
- vii.Time Management and the ability to prioritize work; and
- viii.Research and Data Management Skills

    
Duties and Responsibilities   

-This is the highest grade in the cadre. Duties and responsibilities will entail:   
- 1.Managing and coordinating the activities of the Directorate of Legal Services;   
- 2.Conducting research on relevant laws and preparing measures to implement policy decisions of the Commission;   
- 3.Ensuring that the Commission complies with all applicable laws, regulations and laid down procedures;   
- 4.Continuously update the Commission on any changes in the law;   
- 5.Reviewing draft policies of the Commission to ensure that they are in compliance with the law;   
- 6.Undertaking internal legal compliance audits and ensuring recommendations are disseminated and implemented;   
- 7.Representing the Commission on court cases instituted by or against the Commission;   
- 8.Preparing litigation documents; pleadings, notices, affidavits and correspondence;    
- 9.Co-ordinating engagement with external Counsel and attending Court;   
- 10.Developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies to sustain valuable stakeholder relationships;   
- 11.Supporting the Commission in the oversight of case management system;   
- 12.Providing strategic direction, leadership, mentorship and management of Directorate Staff;    
- 13.Advisory to the Commission and management on legal issues; and   
- 14.Ensure proper utilization of Directorate Finances.   


Important Information

-HOW TO APPLY

- Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: -

- 1.Filling an Online Application Employment Form available at the Judiciary jobs portal: https: - -www.jsc.go.ke -index.php -careers -. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application: - - (a)A letter of application; - (b)A detailed and updated curriculum vitae to include information on past, present employment or engagement with names of three (3) referees; - (c)Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference; - (d)Copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents; - (e)Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts; - (f)Applicant’s one (1) recent coloured passport size photograph - (g)Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews;

- Successful candidate will be required to submit valid clearance certificates from the following bodies before appointment:

- •Kenya Revenue Authority

- •Higher Education Loans Board

- •Directorate of Criminal Investigation

- •Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

- •A recognized Credit Reference Bureau; and

- •Recommendation from relevant professional body, as the case may be, as being in Good Standing.

- Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application and the same will be verified by relevant bodies. - The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 3RD FEBRUARY, 2023 AT 5.00PM

- Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

- The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.

- THE SECRETARY

- JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION

- P.O. BOX 40048 – 00100 NAIROBI

- Telephone: +254 20-2739180

- E-mail: recruitment@jsc.go.ke

- Commission Offices: CBK Pensions Towers, 13th Floor, Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.


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