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Job Specification
The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  • Providing legal advice to the Management on specific aspects under the directive of the Deputy Director (Legal Services).
  • Drawing contracts, agreements and other legal documents for the Institute;
  • Undertaking research on different information to ensure that the Institute is acting in accordance with all applicable laws;
  • Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports;
  • Identifying legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the Institute’s intended actions;
  • Managing the risk exposure of the Institute by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
  • Drafting of legal opinions and preparing witnesses for court attendance;
  • Review pleadings filed in court from time to time;
  • Attendance of court from time to time to monitor progress of court cases involving the Institute;
  • Undertaking conveyance for the Institute properties;
  • Handling of intellectual property rights aspects of the institution.
  • Undertaking such assignments as may be assigned by immediate supervisor;

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at supervisory role;
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution is an added advantage;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  • Membership to the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).
  • Valid practicing licence;
  • Management course lasting not less four (4) weeks;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrated work performance and results; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution. Certification in Data Protection and 3 years’ experience in a Data protection environment will be an added advantage.

Key Skills and Competencies

  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Team player

How to Apply

Terms of Employment:

  • Employment is for one (1) year contract as per KEMRI Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual with a probation period for the first three (3) months.

The following will be required during the interviews:- Certificate of good conduct, HigherEducation Loans Board compliance certificate, KRA Tax compliance certificate, Credit Reference Bureau clearance certificate, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission clearance.
Kindly attach your cv, cover letter, copies of certified academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant documents.
All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website www.kemri.go.ke/erecruitment – E-Recruitment Portal on or before 16th July, 2023 latest 5.00 p.m

KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offerletter. If asked for a fee, report such requests immediately.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

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