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National Police Service Commission   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Deputy Director- Legal Affairs

  • Post-graduate education
  • Legal
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

Qualifications Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Master Degree in Law, Business Administration or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized
  2. Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution;
  3. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing;
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  5. Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
  6. Attended a Senior management Course lasting not less than four weeks from a recognized institution;
  7. Computer literacy;
  8. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya;
  9. Twelve (12) years of service of which three (3) should be in a comparable position from a reputable organization.
Additional Criteria for Selection
If you believe your qualifications and career objectives match these exciting roles, please submit your application letter and detailed curriculum vitae stating your current position, current remuneration level, email and telephone contacts quoting reference number of the position applied for. The NPSC will be seeking evidence of a candidate’s suitability to serve in the positions advertised.
  1. Applicants should attach a copy of National Identity Card or Passport, testimonials, or any other evidence of proven relevant expertise herein being sought;
  2. In addition to the qualifications set out in the Constitution and the Enabling Statutes, applications must further furnish clearance certificates from:- a) Director, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission(EACC); b) Commissioner General, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA); c) Chief Executive Officer, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); d) Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant belongs such as LSK, ICPS(K), ICPAK, AAK, IEK, etc.; e) Certificate of Good Conduct from DCI
NB: These criteria are applicable only to the Senior Positions of Deputy Directors, Managers and Head of Investigations. Women, minorities, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

Application Submission
Applications and Certified Copies of the supporting documentation should be delivered to the National Police Service Commission, SkyPark Plaza (Near Jacaranda Hotel) 5th Floor Westlands, Nairobi, or Posted.


  1. Oversee the implementation of legal and governance policies, systems and procedures, in line with the institutions strategy to ensure the achievement of institutional strategic plan;
  2. Monitor current and emerging policy, trends, technology, procedural and legislative developments with direct impact on the work to maintain set government regulations;
  3. Lead the development and management of effective Policy and Legal working relations with relevant public entities in National and County Governments;
  4. Conduct and oversee policy and legal research through working with Government legal office as appropriate;
  5. Spearhead multi-media public campaigns designed to extend the commissions legislative, legal and policy advocacy;
  6. Draft contracts/agreements/leases and other legal documents;
  7. Analyze and evaluate regulatory, statutory and other impact or change requirements involving the development of new/revised policy recommendations; National Police Service Commission – Vacancies Announcement February 2018
  8. Research public policy, identify existing, emerging and anticipated policy issues and information affecting the society, clients, stakeholders and programs;
  9. Develop, improve, and recommend new or revised policy, procedural recommendations and program initiatives in adherence to the legal framework;
  10. Oversee the commission’s outreach and benchmarking on legal matters to enhance service delivery to the stakeholders;
  11. Participate in the implementation of approved policy proposals and initiatives including providing policy interpretations;
  12. Produce and edit major reports, legislative and litigation reports and other publications, including newsletters;
  13. Prepare regular reports for the Commission Board on policy and legal initiatives and advocacy to provide information;
  14. Review progress of outstanding litigation and legal cases and liaise with and manage external lawyers to facilitate speedy closing up cases affecting the commission;
  15. Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training and development of department staff;

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Legal
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Policy drafting and development; Lobbying, advocacy; Legal analysis; Research planning
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

National Police Service Commission

GovernmentalCompany size: 1000+ people

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) is one of the independent commissions established under Chapter Fifteen of the Constitution 2010. The Commission is established under Article 246 of the Constitution. It took over, among other functions, the human resource management function of the Police Service, that previously was being handled by the Public Service Commission.