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IGRTC Senior Program Officer Legal (2 Positions) Job

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Position: Senior Program Officer Legal (2 Positions)

Report to: Director Legal

Department: Legal Services

Grade: IGRTC Grade 6

Salary Scale: KES 91,232.00 – 118,602.00

House Allowance: KES 35,000.00

Commuter Allowance: KES 8,000.00

Leave Allowance: As per the existing allowances in the Committee

Annual Leave: 30 working days

Medical Cover: As per the existing scheme in the Committee

Terms of Service: Permanent and pensionable

Job Summary

This position exists to provide technical support in the review of Policies and legislation to conform to the devolved system of governance, development of Legal advisories and instruments, as well as undertaking legal research in line with the IGRTC strategic plan and departmental work plan.


  • Implement the mandate of the organization in line with the Constitution, the Intergovernmental Relations Act, 2012 and any other relevant legislation;
  • Implement the work plan activities in consultation with the Director Legal;
  • Consider all statutory and regulatory requirements of the organization and advice the organization of its compliance;
  • In consultation with the director, organize departmental meetings
  • Document and periodically appraise the Technical Committee on all legal issues arising in the implementation of the mandate of the organization;
  • Undertake research and prepare legal briefs on matters touching on the mandate of IGRTC;
  • Develop a comprehensive data base of all legal matters and prepare accurate and up to date progress reports on the same, to apprise the Technical Committee;
  • Research on and prepare materials for Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism and Public participation.
  • Prepare paperwork for intergovernmental dispute resolution through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
  • Draft intergovernmental agreements between the two levels of government and amongst county governments;
  • Undertake legal research and prepare legal opinions and advisories to apprise the Technical Committee;
  • Prepare court pleadings and attend to court matters
  • Liaise with the office of the Attorney General on all matters where IGRTC is represented by the office of the AG.

Competencies required

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to pay attention to details;
  • Ability to observe and understand business processes; ensure processes are documented completely and accurately;
  • Self-driven individual with ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism;
  • Strong time-management and organization skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;

Requisite qualifications

  • Have a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies

Professional Qualifications/Membership in professional bodies

  1. Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya for a minimum period of 3 years;
  2. Be a member of the Law Society of Kenya Hold a valid practicing certificate from the Kenya Law Society of Kenya.
  3. Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution and attach clearance certificates from DCI- Certificate of good conduct, EACC, HELB -Compliance Certificate, KRA – Compliance Certificate, and CRB Clearance Certificate

Previous relevant work experience required.

  • Have at least five (5) years of professional experience in public service three (3) of which should be in the level of Legal Officer or an equivalent position. Experience in the Devolution Sector will be an added advantage.


Have served in a reputable organization for five (5) years, three (3) of which should be as a legal officer.

Please Note:

  1. Candidates must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and attach all relevant clearance certificates when submitting their applications.
  2. Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
  3. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  4. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  5. IGRTC is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 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, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the minorities are encouraged to apply.
  6. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
  7. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  8. Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

How to Apply

Applications should reach the Committee on or before 4th July 2022 latest 5.00 pm

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications to;

Ag. Chief Executive Officer

Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee

Parklands Plaza, Chiromo Lane/Muthithi Road Junction, Westlands

P.O Box 44880-00100



Through email; [email protected], Subject of the email “Senior Legal Officer”

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