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State Counsel/Principal

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  1. Is a Citizen of Kenya;
  2. Has served in the grade of a State Counsel II or in a similar managerial position for a minimum period of three (3) years with proven experience;
  3. Holds a Bachelors of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  4. Is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  5. Is a member, in good standing, of the Law society of Kenya (LSK);
  6. Demonstrates computer literacy;
  7. Demonstrates professional competence;
  8. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


The Principal State Counsel provides support to the Director General (DG) in all aspects of his/her work; to guarantee a smooth, efficient, and effectively run office, whilst maintaining an overview of the functioning of the Service. The Principal State Counsel is often the first point of contact for the DG’s Office for both internal and outside enquiries. The role therefore requires excellent multicultural communication and inter-personal skills and an overview of the workings of the entire organization. The Principal State Counsel is expected to handle sensitive and confidential information and demonstrate the highest levels of integrity and discretion. Specifically the Principal state counsel perform the following duties: Provides administrative support, perform research ,coordination and oversight to the Director General’s Office (DGO), setting work priorities and ensuring deadlines are met; Prepare and deliver weekly reports; Serves as the first point of contact for the DG for internal and external parties; Manages the DG’s daily schedule and office task list; Arranges the DG’s meetings, ensuring agenda and documentation are made available and distributed in a timely manner ; Ensure effective communication between the management and the Director General as well as between different levels of management; Liaise with other departments and prepare DG’s presentations ; Assist the Director General in the Implementation of the decisions of the Board ; Ensures the highest level of discretion, judgment, and diplomacy in providing a wide range of executive assistant support; sets priorities; manages the workflow in an efficient and organized manner; Establish proper internal monitoring and control systems and procedures of the executive office ; On a needs basis, acts as rapporteur and prepares and distribute minutes/updates; monitors follow-up actions as required; and performance of such other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

Job Requirements

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