Job Summary

The Legal Officer is responsible for providing Board Secretariat, legal services and advice to KEWI.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

RE: ADVERTISEMENT OF VACANT POSITIONS AT KENYA WATER INSTITUTE
Applications are invited from suitable qualified candidates for the following vacant positions:

5. ADVERT NO. 5/5/2021 – PRINCIPAL LEGAL OFFICER (PLO) GRADE KW4 – (ONE POST)
Salary scale: Kshs. 87,607 x 5,793 – 128,156 PM
House allowance: Kshs. 45,000
Commuter allowance: Kshs.12,000
Annual leave allowance: Kshs. 1/3 of Basic Salary
Terms of service: Permanent and pensionable

a) Job purpose
The Legal Officer is responsible for providing Board Secretariat, legal services and advice to KEWI.

b) Requirements for appointment
For appointment to this scale, a candidate must meet the following requirements:
Academic Qualifications

i. Have Bachelor’s of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
ii. Have Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
iii. Have been admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
iv. Have valid practicing certificate;
v. Have proficiency in computer applications;
vi. Demonstrate professional competence in work performance and results;
vii. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Membership to professional bodies
A member of a relevant Professional body

Previous Relevant Work Experience
Have a minimum of Eight (8) years relevant work experience;

c) Key Responsibilities /Duties/Tasks
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

i. Providing legal advice to the taken by the Board;
ii. Drawing up contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
iii. Undertaking research on different information to ensure that the Board is acting in accordance with all applicable laws;
iv. Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports;
v. Preparing Board Resolutions, Action Points, Board Reports and Board Minutes;
vi. Identifying legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the Board’s intended actions;
vii. Managing the risk exposure of the Board by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
viii. Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Board to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;
ix. Working with external lawyers to initiate lawsuits or to formulate a defense, to gather evidence in legal proceedings involving the Board and rendering general 55 advice relating to any legal proceedings involving the Board;
x. Representing the Board in litigation matters

d) Personal attributes
i. Ability to articulate and implement organizational mandate;
ii. Organizational;
iii. Analytical, managerial and decision making abilities;
iv. Creativity and innovation;
v. Good communication and interpersonal skills;
vi. Technical Problem solving;
vii. Resources management.
viii. Core Competences
ix. People management;
x. Financial management;
xi. Supervisory and managerial skills;
xii. Policy implementation skills;
xiii. Planning;
xiv. Coordination

e) Core competencies:
i. People management;
ii. Financial management;
iii. Supervisory and managerial skills;
iv. Policy implementation skills;
v. Planning;
vi. Coordination.

In addition to the above indicated requirements, applicants will be required to meet the expectations of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.
This will include attaching the following clearance certificates:
i. Certificate of Good Conduct;
ii. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission;
iii. Certificate of Compliance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
iv. Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Tax Compliance Clearance; and
v. Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

NOTE: The deadline for receiving the applications is 31st May, 2021 at 5.00pm (East African Time).

Please Note:

i. Kenya Water Institute is an equal opportunity employer
ii. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted
iii. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
iv. Kenya Water Institute is committed to implementing the provisions of the constitution of Kenya (2010) under article 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
THEREFORE PWLD, MARGINALISED AND MINORITY GROUPS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Interested candidates who meet the requirements should send a soft application through the Institute’s Email Address: kewikenya@gmail.com and hard copy applications be dropped at KEWI Headquarters-South C along Ole Shapara Avenue
The Applications should be addressed to;
The Director/CEO
Kenya Water Institute
P.O Box 60013-00200
Nairobi