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Prosecution Counsel

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognized university;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education; and
  • Admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya; and
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected work performance and results.
Method of Application
The candidates should attach COPIES of the following documents to their application form:
  • National Identity Card
  • Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts
  • Any supporting documents and testimonials
  • Letter of appointment to their current substantive post
  • Letter of appointment to their previous post
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae and
  • Clearance certificate from the following bodies:-
  • Law Society of Kenya for Lawyers ii. Higher Education Loans Board
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Criminal Investigation Department
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Any other Professional bodies to which the candidate is a member
  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  2. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, letters of appointment to their current substantive posts and previous post, detailed curriculum vitae and clearance certificates during the interviews.
  3. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to make their applications by completing ONE application form
Job Application Form :
http://www.odpp.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Job-Application-Form_1.doc

Responsibilities

  • Undertaking prosecutions of all assigned criminal and other cases to ensure justice on cases forwarded is delivered in a timely manner;
  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues and compiling data to ensure the prosecution services offered are well informed and are of high quality, and to enhance on the efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service;
  • Conducting appeals, applications and revisions in all courts and preparing report on the outcome of the appeals and applications, to ensure the challenges faced in the delivery of service are identified and strategies developed and implemented to minimise recurrences;
  • Advising investigative agencies on criminal matters to ensure quality delivery of service;
  • Preparing of the status reports on cases prosecuted to ensure effectiveness in service delivery;
  • Undertaking negotiations and entering into plea agreements on behalf of DPP.
  • Liaising with the police and other law enforcement agencies where necessary to ensure sufficient collection of evidence that supports timely and just rulings;
  • Preparing legal documents to be filled in court, to ensure ODPP is fully prepared for the court cases submitted, and to support compliance with the requirements of the court;
  • Screening police files and advise on possible prosecution, to support the commitment of the Kenya Police in the maintenance of security and justice, and to ensure timely prosecution of cases;
  • Studying and evaluating case files presented and making decisions whether to or not to charge; and
  • Facilitating participation of victims, witnesses, complainants and accused persons in the criminal justice system and protection of their rights to ensure a seamless judicial process.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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