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The Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) is a State Corporation established in Kenya in 1979 through the Science and Technology (Repealed) Act, Cap 250 of the Laws of Kenya and as currently established and dully accredited to continue to operate as such under the Science Technology and Innovation Act, 2013 as the national body responsible for carrying out research in human health in Kenya. KEMRI’s vision is “to be a leading centre of excellence in human health research” and its mission is “to improve human health and quality of life through research, capacity building and service delivery”.

KEMRI seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced persons to fill the following positions:-


Job Description

This will be the entry and training grade for these legal officers. An officer at this level will work under direct supervision of a senior officer.


Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-

  • Reviewing and verifying documentation vis-à-vis historical information contained in individual case files;
  • Obtaining information required on case files and communicating to the supervisor;
  • Identifying legal and compliance risks;
  • Compiling contract documentation for preparation and related documents for the
  • Drafting of legal opinions;
  • Undertaking such assignments as may be assigned by immediate supervisor;


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • Bachelor of Law degree from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court;
  • Valid practicing certificate;
  • Proficiency in computer application; and
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Key Skills and Competence

  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player

How to Apply

Terms of Employment: A six (6) months contract, as per KEMRI Human Resource Policy and Procedures Manual with a probation period for the first three (3) months.

All the applications to be done through KEMRI Website

E-Recruitment Portal on or before 11th May 2021 latest 5.00 p.m.

 KEMRI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity; persons with disability, women, youth and those from marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. KEMRI does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process including application, interview and processing of offer letter. If asked for a fee, report such request immediately.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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