Legal Officer

Kenya Methodist University (KeMU)

Job Summary

Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) is a chartered private Christian University sponsored by the Methodist Church in Kenya. The University has its main campus situated in the outskirts of Meru town with campuses at Nairobi and Mombasa. We would wish to invite qualified applicants for the above position.

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

Job Description/Requirements

POSITION: LEGAL OFFICER: KeMU/ADM/LO/1/4/2021

We would wish to invite qualified applicants for the position of Legal Officer. This position reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration and is responsible for legal matters in the University.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

i. Preparation of legal opinions and offering guidance on legal matters
ii. Monitoring compliance with the legal and regulatory framework
iii. Reviewing, drafting, negotiating, securing and administering Licenses, Agreements and Contracts for which the University may be involved in.
iv. Safeguarding the University from possible litigation by offering legal counsel to the University Management and staff
v. Coordinating the representation of the University in courts in the event of litigations
vi. Facilitating dispute resolution process between various Departments and Units in the University
vii. Provision and handling of all in-house legal matters of the University
viii. Preparation of staff and students’ indemnities
ix. Formulation of statutes that govern the conduct of discipline of staff and students from time to time as may be deemed necessary
x. Preparation of updates to the management in relation to reviews and interpretations of University statutes
xi. Formulation and guidance on the preparation of documents such as Memoranda of Understanding and Collaboration agreements between the University and external parties
xii. Crafting charges for staff and students violating regulations governing conduct and discipline in the University
xiii. Ensuring that the University adheres to the laid down procedures and regulations in employment matters, disciplinary measures and any other matter which has legal implications
xiv. Conducting any other lawful duty as assigned by the immediate supervisor, the Vice Chancellor or other relevant authority.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 

i. Be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree ¡n Law (LLB) from a recognized University
ii. Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
iii. Be a member of the LSK with good standing
iv. Have at least five (5) years’ experience handling legal matters in a large and reputable organization with experience in civil and criminal litigation, commercial law, labour law, insurance and conveyance
v. Must be conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and all labour laws
vi. Have experience in contract negotiations and drafting
vii. Demonstrate high degree of professional competence in legal work and administrative capability in work performance and results
viii. Be a person of outstanding honesty and integrity with high moral and ethical values.


How to apply:  

Interested applicants should send three (3) hard copies AND a softcopy (PDF format) of their  application accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and  professional certificates, National ID card or passport, and other relevant testimonials to:    

 The Vice Chancellor  

 Kenya Methodist University  

 P.O. Box 267 – 60200  

 MERU, KENYA  

                               AND 

An electronic copy in PDF format send to the Vice Chancellor through the email, vice.chancellor@kemu.ac.ke 

To be received on or before 15th, May 2021.  

 

KeMU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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