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15 Sep 2014

Senior Legal Officer / Personal Assistant Job Vacancy

The Kenya School of Law is a Postgraduate Training Institution established under the Kenya School of Law Act No. 26 of 2012 of the Laws of Kenya.

The core mandate of the Kenya School of Law is inter alia to train for legal professional development and in particular to train lawyers for entry into the legal profession as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

The core functions of School as currently constituted includes provision of the following services:-

  • Advocates Training and Paralegal Studies;
  • Continuing Professional Development, Projects and Legal Research
  • In order to effectively meet these expanded functions the School wishes to recruit Full Time high calibre persons who will join the existing strong team of staff to help it realize its vision of being the preferred centre of excellence in legal education and training in the Eastern Africa region and beyond.

Specifically we seek to recruit:-

Senior Legal Officer / Personal Assistant
Ref: KSL/HR08/2014
KSL 5
1 Position

Overall Purpose of the Job: 
Reporting to the Director/Chief Executive Officer, the position is responsible for all legal matters pertaining to Kenya School of Law (KSL), carrying out Board Secretarial duties and providing legal advice to ensure adherence to all legal requirements by KSL.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative and secretarial support to the Kenya School of Law Board and committees;
  • Prepare minutes, board records and ensure distribution of board deliberations;
  • Draft contracts, correspondence and related matters to protect Kenya School of Law ‘ legal interests;
  • Provide legal advisory services to Board and Management at Kenya School of Law;
  • Liaise with external lawyers on litigation matters;
  • Ensure that Kenya School of Law complies with statutory requirements and regulations;
  • Ensure that communication from KSL is legally sound;
  • Develop and implement KSL’s Legal strategy, policies, mission and vision;
  • Ensure timely and efficient implementation of Legal strategy and Annual Work Plan (AWP) and ensure that departmental performance targets are set and achieved;
  • Ensure full implementation of the Quality Management System within the Legal department

Requirements for the position:

  • LLM and Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law)
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and hold a valid practicing certificate;
  • Member of the Law Society and Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya; and
  • 5 years’ experience with at least 2 years at senior management level
  • Prior experience in carrying out Company Secretarial duties
  • Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills

How to Apply
All applications should include the job reference number, a reliable email address, day-time telephone contact and must be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates.

Send your application to:

The Director/Chief Executive Officer
Kenya School of Law
Langata South Road – Karen
P O Box 30369-00100Nairobi

So as to reach him not later than 17th September, 2014

Kenya School of Law is an equal opportunity employer.

Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.Only shortlisted applicants shall be contacted.

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