Senior Legal Officer

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service

Job Summary

Providing legal advice to ensure the best legal approach is taken by the Placement Service

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

Job Description/Requirements

The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service is a State corporation established under the Universities Act, 2012 to coordinate the placement of Government-sponsored students to universities and colleges, among other functions.

The Placement Service invites applications for the following positions.

V. SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER, JOB GRADE KUCCPS 5 (Ref. Code KUCCPS 053/21)

a) Key Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: -

(i) Providing legal advice to ensure the best legal approach is taken by the Placement Service
(ii) Drawing up and submitting contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
(iii) Preparing and monitoring of the Division’s budgets and expenditures;
(iv) Undertaking research on different information to ensure the Placement Service is acting in accordance with all applicable laws;
(v) Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports;
(vi) Acting on regulatory changes or issues;
(vii) Preparing Board Resolutions, Action Points, Board Reports and Board Minutes;
(viii) Identifying legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the Placement Service’s intended actions;
(ix) Managing the risk exposure of the Placement Service by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
(x) Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Placement Service to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;
(xi) Working with external lawyers to initiate lawsuits or to formulate a defense, to gather evidence
in legal proceedings involving the Placement Service and rendering general advice relating to any legal proceedings involving the Placement Service; and
(xii) Acting on claims that may be made by the Placement Service in debt recovery; and
(xiii) Representing the Placement Service in litigation matters.

b) Minimum Requirements
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

(i) A minimum of Five (5) years relevant work experience in the Public or Private Sector;
(ii) Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
(iii) Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
(iv) Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
(v) Proficiency in computer applications;
(vi) Attended a Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks;
(vii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
(viii) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance.

Application Procedure

Applications MUST be submitted online through the Placement Service careers portal careers.kuccps.net. Interested applicants are required to create a profile and attach copies of their CV, academic certificates, clearance certificates and testimonials before applying.
The application deadline is August 12, 2021 at 5.00pm.

Important Notice!
The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) wishes to advise the public that:

•    KUCCPS does not solicit money for its recruitment processes including short-listing, interviews, background and/or medical check-ups. Applicants are advised not to send money to any individual or agency purporting to act on behalf of KUCCPS in relation to this recruitment. KUCCPS will not be responsible for any loss of money or theft which may result from such fraudulent activities.
•    Applicants should beware of fraudulent online recruitment pages and social media sites.
•    Providing false, misleading or inaccurate information on the application, the resume or during an interview constitutes grounds for disqualification or termination if already hired.

If you would like to report any suspected fraudulent activity in relation to this recruitment, please send an email to integrity@kuccps.ac.ke.

The Placement Service is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities, women and applicants from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Providing false, misleading or inaccurate information on the application, resume or during an interview constitutes grounds for disqualification, or termination if already hired.

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