Legal Officer

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: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

V/NO.11/2021: Legal Officer JOB GROUP ‘K’ (1 POST)

Duties and responsibilities:-

Duties and responsibilities will entail:

(i) implementing strategic plans and objectives in respect to the legal function;
(ii) preparing and reviewing legal documents/instruments;
(iii) handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries;
(iv) preparing legal opinions and legal briefs;
(v) drafting leases and contracts;
(vi) undertaking research on specific legal areas;
(vii) ensuring compliance with statutory and other legal requirements; and
(viii) ensuring safe custody of legal documents and records; and providing legal risk reviews.

Requirements for appointment:-
For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

(i) Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognized institution;
(ii) Post graduate Diploma in Legal Studies (Advocates Training Programme) from the Council of Legal Education;
(iii) Membership to the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPS (K);
(iv) Been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
(v) Current Advocates Practicing Certificate; and
(vi) Certificate in computer application skills.

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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