Principal Legal Officer Job, Legal Kenyan Jobs 2022, 

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the overall coordination and management of the legal function.

Qualifications

  • A minimum period of eight (8) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should have been at supervisory level; 
  • Bachelors of Laws (LL. B) degree from a recognized institution; 
  • Masters degree in Law (LL. M), Masters in Social Sciences, Master of Business Administration or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution. 
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law (Advocates Training Programme) from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Admission to the roll Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; 
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; 
  • Proficiency in computer application; 
  • Membership to the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) in good standing; 
  • Demonstrated professional competence and merit as reflected in work performance and results; and 
  • Fulfilled the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and Skills 

  • Strong research skills;
  • Effective communication skills;
  • Strong drafting skills of basic contracts;
  • Strong organizational skills; 
  • Integrity and Professionalism
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Knowledge on international contracts and associated documentation; 
  • Clear understanding of the structure and functions of the public sector
  • Team player; and
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Computer Literate

Key Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Coordinating the Corporation’s legal services’ function; 
  • Formulating, implementing and reviewing the Corporation’s legal policies and procedures; 
  • Providing legal risk reviews and providing legal advice on risk mitigation; 
  • Representing the Corporation in Court matters and managing litigation on behalf of the Corporation under the conduct of external counsel; 
  • Participating in developing and ensuring compliance with the Corporation’s Policies and strategies; 
  • Undertaking legal research and preparing legal opinions and memoranda on matters relating to the Corporation; 
  • Drafting contracts, internal policies and ensuring that they are in compliance with all statutory requirements; 
  • Vetting and negotiating contracts, formal agreements and other legal instruments to meet the laid down requirements for execution; 
  • Initiating required legislation amendments for the promotion of the Corporation’s activities; and 
  • Assisting the Corporation Secretary in offering Board Secretarial Services

How to Apply

Applicants are notified of the following:

  • Detailed job description requirements, and how to apply are available on https://recruitment.biovax.go.ke and at www.health.go.ke
  • All applications MUST be received on or before 21st July, 2022 by 5.00 pm East African Time.
  • The Kenya Biovax is an equal opportunity employer, Persons with disability, female, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  • There are No fees charged.
  • Canvassing for any kind will result in disqualification of the candidate. 
  • In case of any further clarification or inquiries about the advertised positions, 
  • please do not hesitate to reach out on: Email address: [email protected] , 
  • [email protected]

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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