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Legal And Public Affairs-Director

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

Shortlisted applicants shall be required to avail clearances from the following institutions as they appear for interview;

  1. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  2. Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);
  3. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  4. Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP);
  5. Higher Education Loans Board;
  6. Professional bodies (where applicable) to which the applicant is a member e.g. LSK, ICPAK, AAK, IEK etc. and
  7. Credit Reference Bureau Africa Ltd or Metropol Credit Reference Bureau.
Application Procedure
  1. Fill in all the required fields from the application form this link
  2. After completing this Online application, you are then required to submit the physical copies of your academic certificates, transcripts, clearance certificates and academic testimonials.


  1. Ensure compliance with legislative instruments with regard to contracting, the electoral framework, political parties regulation, dispute resolution and petitions
  2. Oversee the development and implementation of internal and external communication policies, plans and protocols
  3. Oversee the provision of legal services to the commission in its legal relations regarding employment contracts, procurement contracts, financial management and general projects
  4. Oversee the investigation and prosecution of electoral offenses and breach of electoral code of conduct
  5. Provide well researched, reasonable and timely legal advice to the commissioners and secretariat
  6. Ensure that all legal disputes and petitions are handled effectively inclusive of the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms
  7. Formulate and implement policies and strategies for effective discharge of the functions within the Legal and Public Affairs directorate accordance with the strategic goal of the commission
  8. Coordinate the preparation of the directorate work plan, procurement plan and al progress reports to ensure that activities are on track and in accordance with the mandate of the commission to support free and fair elections across all constitutionally established offices
  9. Coordinate regional office functions to ensure that they are empowered to handle legal and public affairs related matters in accordance with the procedures of said issues in the commission’s service charter
  10. Ensure adherence to the Code of Conduct by staff across the commission to promote public confidence in the commission
  11. Review statutory reports on the commission to ensure that the activities of all directorates are in line with legal guidelines to protect the commission from litigation liabilities
  12. Develop accountability structures and coordinate the development of the directorate work plan and corresponding departmental work plans
  13. Oversee the training of in house lawyers to improve efficiency and internal capability of the directorate staff to adequately handle legal and public affairs matters
  14. Oversee the drafting and development of legal and regulatory reforms for dispute resolutions arising from nominations as per article 88(4)(e)

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: Compliance; Policy drafting and development; Training delivery; Project implementation; Legal counseling; Legal analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)

GovernmentalCompany size: 50-100 people

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is an independent regulatory agency that was founded in 2011 by the Constitution of Kenya. The Commission is responsible for conducting or supervising referenda and elections to any elective body or office established by the Constitution, and any other elections as prescribed by an Act of Parliament. It was created in a provision of the 2010 constitution and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Act. Its mandate includes; the continuous registration of voters and revision of the voter’s roll, the delimitation of constituencies and wards, the regulation of political parties process, the settlement of electoral disputes, the registration of candidates for elections, voter education, the facilitation of the observation, monitoring and evaluation of elections,the regulation of money spent by a candidate or party in respect of any election, the development of a code of conduct for candidates and parties, the monitoring of compliance with legislation on nomination of candidates by parties.

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