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Legal Officer

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

This position reports to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Finance and Administration and is responsible for legal matters in the University.
Qualifications and Experience
Applicants for the position of Legal Officer should:
i. Be a holder of a Bachelors degree ¡n Law (LLB) from a recognized University
ii. Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
iii. Be a member of the LSK with good standing
iv. Have at least five (5) years’ experience handling legal matters in a large and reputable organization with experience in civil and criminal litigation, commercial law, labour law, insurance and conveyance
v. Must be conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and all labour laws
vi. Have experience in contract negotiations and drafting
vii. Demonstrate high degree of professional competence in legal work and administrative capability in work performance and results
viii. Be a person of outstanding honesty and integrity with high moral and ethical values.


i. Preparation of legal opinions and offering guidance on legal matters
ii. Monitoring compliance with the legal and regulatory framework
iii. Reviewing, drafting, negotiating, securing and administering Licenses, Agreements and Contracts in which the University may be involved in
iv. Safeguarding the University from possible litigation by offering legal counsel to the University Management and staff
v. Coordinating the representation of the University in courts in the event of litigations
vi. Facilitating dispute resolution process between various Departments and Units in the University
vii. Provision and handling of all in-house legal matters of the University
viii. Preparation of staff and students indemnities
ix. Formulation of statutes that govern the conduct of discipline of staff and students from time to time as may be deemed necessary
x. Preparation of updates to the management in relation to the reviews and interpretations of University statutes
xi. Formulation and guidance on the preparation of documents such as Memoranda of Understanding and Collaboration agreements between the University and external parties
xii. Crafting charges for staff and students violating the regulations governing the conduct and discipline in the University
xiii. Ensuring that the University adheres to the laid down procedures and regulations in employment matters, disciplinary measures and any other matter which has legal implications
How to apply:
Interested applicants should send three (3) copies of their application, accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, National ID card or passport, and other relevant testimonials. In addition, applicants must also submit the following:
i. Clearance certificate from; a) Kenya Revenue Authority b) Higher Education Loans Board c) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission d) Credit Reference Bureau
ii. Certificate of Good Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department
iii. Letters of recommendation (in sealed envelopes) from at least three persons familiar with the applicant’s professional experience and general character one of whom must be the pastor of their local church.
Detailed applications, in three (3) copies, and an electronic copy in PDF format

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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