Legal Services Job NHIF

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Legal Services Job NHIF

Legal Services Job, Legal Jobs In Kenya 2020,

REF. NO. NHIF/HLS/005/20,

Reporting administratively to   the   CEO    and    to   the   Board on   corporation secretarial services, the   successful candidate will head the legal department and is responsible for the legal affairs of the entire corporation including provision of legal  counsel  to  the  board  of  directors,  chief  executive  officer  and  other  senior  management.  The  candidate  must  possess strong initiative, excellent management and leadership skills and strong business acumen.


  • Provide guidance on   the    proper application and    interpretation of   laws    and    regulations and    ensure adequacy of controls to mitigate legal and other risks that may arise
  • Establish and maintain effective legal processes, systems and standardized documentation.  
  • Lead the    provision of   legal advice to   the    Board, management and    staff, proffering solutions to   legal problems, constraints, risks, options, consequences and approaches;
  • Ensure compliance with laws, rules and regulations by the Board and Management;
  • Vet and draft legal documents including contracts and leases;
  • Liaise with other government agencies and on legal matters affecting NHIF
  • Render professional legal advice for any legal action to be initiated and/ or defending the interests of NHIF
  • Monitor legal developments and trends in policies, bills, and serve as source of legal information. •  Review and provide of feedback on legal aspects of all Committees of the Board
  • Ensure the Board and Management’s compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Preparing legal opinions, advisories and briefs on litigation matters where necessary.
  • Organize and establish day-to-day management of  legal staff. 
  • Provide performance guidance and coaching of the legal staff.
  • Prepare and timely circulate Board minutes and Committee papers.

Key Competences

  • Ability to   communicate and    function in   a  change oriented setting with good knowledge of   Public Sector management.
  • Ability to   interact with    senior officials of   other state agencies, corporate and    government and    to   present legal advice on various management issues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • Strong skills in drafting a variety of legal documents and communicating complex issues clearly and concisely
  • Ability to review under strict deadlines long and complex transactions.
  • Negotiating skills and    capacity to   work with other non-legal professionals to   develop innovative solutions to conflicting interests and positions;
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including ability to organize and manage human resources to attain goals.


  • A holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized university.
  • A Master’s degree is a strong added advantage.
  • Possess a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Council of Legal Education in Kenya.
  • A holder of CPS (K) certification and a member in good standing.
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and member of LSK with a valid practicing certificate.
  • A minimum of nine (9) years, with three (3) years at managerial level in a busy legal and/ or corporate board secretarial function in an organization of similar size as NHIF.

How To Apply

We appreciate your application and advise that only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted and invited for interview. Each application should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae. copies of relevant academic and professional certificates. testimonials, national ID and other relevant supporting documents and submitted through to The Chief Executive Officer by 16th September, 2020.
All applications should be clearly marked -Position Title and Reference Number on the subject line.


Applicants are required to obtain clearance from the following bodies:

  • Kenya Revenue Authority:
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission:
  • Any of the Registered Credit Reference Bureaus: and
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance certificate).
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