Legal Officer

Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology

Legal Services

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Job Summary

Reporting to Senior Legal Officer, the Legal Officer shall provide legal guidance on contractual and statutory obligations binding to the University.

  • Minimum Qualification:Masters
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:6 years

Job Description/Requirements

MASINDE MULIRO UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration and Finance)

VACANCIES

In pursuit of its mission to provide excellent University education, training and research through integrating science, technology and innovation into quality programmes to suit the needs of a dynamic world, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for the following vacant positions.

7. LEGAL OFFICER GRADE – GRADE XII

a) Job Purpose
Reporting to Senior Legal Officer, the Legal Officer shall provide legal guidance on contractual and statutory obligations binding to the University.

b) Job Description
The Legal Officer’s responsibilities shall include:-

i) Advising the University on all legal matters that may arise in its operations from time to time;
ii) Drawing ,vetting and scrutinising of all Contracts, MoUs and other legal documents touching on the University;
iii) Following up on cases filed on behalf of the University and against the University;
iv) Developing, implementing and reviewing legal policies and procedures to ensure compliance with existing legislation within the University statutes and nationally
v) Initiating legal action on behalf of the University on recovery measures as may be proclaimed by the University Council;
vi) Undertaking legal research;
vii) Advising the University on changes to University Statutes and related regulations thereof;
viii) Monitoring compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements;
ix) Providing of day to day legal and regulatory support to the functional areas covering general compliance queries and reviews; and
x) Any other duty as assigned from time to time. By the Vice Chancellor.

c) Job Specification
Minimum Requirements:-

i) Masters of Laws(LLM) with 6 years relevant working experience from a reputable institution OR ;
ii) Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) and Postgraduate Diploma in Law with 9 years relevant working experience, three (3) of which as Senior Legal Assistant I Grade 11 or its equivalent in a reputable institution;
iii) Be a registered member of Law Society of Kenya and in good standing;
iv) Have a current practicing certificate; and
v) ICT Competent.


Tenure of Service
The appointments of Chief Internal Auditor,Registrar (Academic Affairs),Registrar (Administration), Registrar (Planning, Research and Innovation) and University Librarian shall be on a five (5) year contract terms of service renewable once subject to satisfactory performance as appraised by the respective supervisors.The position of Medical Officer and Legal Officer shall be on Permanent & Pensionable terms upon satisfactory completion of six (6) months probation period and subject to satisfactory performance as appraised by the respective supervisors.

How to apply:-
• Applications should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae and certified copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts and any other relevant supporting documents.
• Applicants should also submit valid clearances from the following bodies;
1. Kenya Revenue Authority
2. Higher Education Loans Board
3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
4. Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct)
5. Registered Credit Reference Bureau
• They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three (3) referees.
• Applicants should request their referees to submit their confidential reports to the undersigned to be received on or before 16th December, 2022.
• Ten (10) hard copies of the application should be sent via registered mail or courier marked with the Advert Reference number on the envelope to the undersigned. A Soft copy in PDF running format should be sent to recruitmentdec2022@mmust.ac.ke. Applications should be addressed to the undersigned to be received on or before 16th December, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.
• Applicants with foreign earned qualifications should have their certificates certified as recognized by the Commission for University Education (CUE).

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration & Finance)
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology
P.O. Box 190-50100
KAKAMEGA
Website:www.mmust.ac.ke.


MMUST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

MMUST does not levy any fee in the processing, recruitment & selection of applicants.

The University reserves the right not to make any appointments at any stage of the recruitment exercise.

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