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Kerio Valley Development Authority is one of the Six Regional Development Authorities in Kenya, under the Ministry of East Africa Community (EAC) and Regional Development, enacted in 1979 under cap 441. As part of its growth strategy and enhancing service delivery, the Authority is seeking high caliber, results-oriented, experienced and skilled professionals for the following positions:

JOB TITLE: MANAGER LEGAL SERVICES

Ref:   KVDA/HRM/10/1

Grade: D4

Terms of Employment: Permanent and Pensionable

Responsibilities                                                                         

  • Providing sound legal advice that protects the Authority’s interest and ensures compliance with legal regulatory, contractual and good governance requirements.
  • Providing legal advisory services to KVDA to ensure compliance with existing law and regulatory requirements.
  • Drafting, reviewing   and   vetting   legal   instruments   and   advising   the Management and KVDA
  • Carrying out regular legal audits in the Authority to ensure compliance
  • Identifying and monitoring areas of risk in legal compliance within KVDA and recommending precautionary measures to avoid non compliance.
  • Researching, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting laws, regulations and advising Authority accordingly.
  • Preparing and monitoring of the Department’s budget and expenditures
  • Drafting and reviewing legal pleadings, attending court and quasi-judicial tribunals, compiling documentary evidence, coordinating witness preparation, receiving court pleadings, instructing external legal counsel and monitoring the
  • Assisting in coordinating Authority meetings by preparing and dispatching Authority Notices, Agenda, Authority Papers, Authority minutes and Authority action
  • Preparing reports on use of KVDA Seal
  • Coordinating Governance and legal Audits and preparation of
  • Managing the Divisions legal registry including updating legal documentation, regulations, ordinance, policy manuals to ensure
  • Attending to all legal matters of the Board including advising, vetting and drafting of legal agreements in relations to the Board’s operations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws from a recognized University
  • Been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya,
  • Membership of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) in good standing
  • A valid practicing certificate
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
  • Holder of Certified Public Secretary (K) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
  • Not less than five (8) years, with at least three (3) years post admission experience as a Legal officer in a busy legal/corporate environment

How to Apply                                                                               

 Candidates wishing to apply for any of the positions are requested to visit Authority’s website https://kvda.go.ke to access the detailed position profile and specifications.

Submit your application with a detailed CV, certified copies of certificates and all testimonials to the undersigned on or before 5.00pm on 16th March, 2021. The application should be in a sealed envelope, marked the relevant post and Reference Number, in either soft or registered hard copies to the address below:

The Managing Director,
Kerio Valley Development Authority,
P.O. Box 2660-30100,
ELDORET.

Email: [email protected]

Candidates MUST also comply with the provisions of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. Applicants will be required to possess valid clearance certificates from the following institutions:

  • Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Certificate of Good Conduct
  • Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
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