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Director, Legal Services

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

The Job holder is responsible for providing litigation and legal advisory services, coordination of investigations to ensure effective complaints processing and sustainable stakeholders’ engagement
Qualifications:
i. A Master’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution (added advantage);
ii. A Bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
iii. A Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
iv. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
v. Membership to a relevant professional body with Good Standing;
vi. A Course in Strategic Leadership and Development or its equivalent;
vii. Proficiency in Computer Applications; and
viii. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Responsibilities

i. Managing and coordinating the activities of the Directorate of Legal Services;
ii. Conducting research on relevant laws and preparing measures to implement policy decisions of the Commission;
iii. Ensuring that the Commission complies with all applicable laws, regulations and laid down procedures;
iv. Continuously update the Commission on any changes in the law;
v. Reviewing draft policies of the Commission to ensure that they are in compliance with the law; vi. Undertaking internal legal compliance audits and ensuring recommendations are disseminated and implemented;
vii. Representing the Commission on legal cases instituted by or against the Commission;
viii. Preparing litigation documents; pleadings, notices, affidavits and correspondence;
ix. Liaising with Commission Counsel and attending Court;
x. Conducting investigations on complaints, disciplinary cases and other matters requiring investigations;
xi. Gathering information and preparing intelligence reports; xii. Processing of complaints / petitions received by the Commission;
xiii. Maintaining proper and up-to-date data on complaints filed and processed;
xiv. Managing the Complaints Management Information System; and
xv. Developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies to sustain valuable stakeholder relationships.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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