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Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Legal officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Ref: VA/5/5/2018
Our success is built with the efforts of our employees and support of our management. Grounded in our core values; Integrity, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Innovation & Creativity, Professionalism, Corporate Social Responsibility. KEPHIS is committed to be the employer of choice. We always seek to identify, engage and retain best talent to take up variety of roles. KEPHIS provide the employees with opportunities for growth and development and reward those who are devoted to perform their best.


  1. Drafting of agreements, contracts, leases and maintaining records of such transactions.
  2. Liaising with external legal councils on legal matters affecting the Board.
  3. Verifying all contracts, agreements, leases in which the Board enters into to ensure compliance.
  4. Advising the Management on legal aspects of administrative matters.
  5. Undertaking research on assigned legal issues.
  6. Collecting and collating research data.
  7. Vetting  and  verification  of  documents  before  execution  by  authorized  representatives  of  the Board.
  8. Liaising with the office of the Attorney General on legal issues affecting the Board in execution of its mandate.
  9. Prepare  witnesses  and  the  evidence  as  well  as  presenting  the  same  in  court  while  keeping  an updated record of all court cases.
  10. Collaborate and correspond with external advocates on all pending court cases.
  11. Attend to internal company queries of legal nature in the facilitation of normal business.
  12. Assist with Board affairs in the absence of the Corporation secretary.
  13. Deputize the Corporation Secretary in the performance of company secretarial duties whenever called upon.
  14. Advising Procurement committees on legal issues.
  15. Maintenance of accreditation and ISO certification.

General Information

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

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Lobbying, advocacy; Data collection; Contract drafting and preparation; Contract law; Legal counseling; Legal analysis; Research planning; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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