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26 May 2017

Legal Officer Job at the Office of the Ombudsman

Legal Officer Job at The Commission On Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman)

Job Grade: CAJ 7

Job Purpose
This position is responsible for receipt, address and resolution of complaints received and to render legal services as per the mandate and functions of the Commission.

Responsibilities

  • Attending to clients on matters relating to administrative justice and offering legal advice thereon;
  • Representing the Commission in legal proceedings including amicus briefs;
  • Assisting the commission in conducting hearings, inquiries and investigations in matters falling within its mandate;
  • Conducting legal research on matters relating to administrative justice and other legal matters;
  • Promoting and facilitating resolution of complaints and disputes through mediation and reconciliation;
  • Preparing periodic reports on complaints investigated and remedial action taken by the Commission;
  • Preparing Legal and Advisory opinions;
  • Providing recommendations or remedial alternatives for resolution of disputes.

Qualifications
For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:-

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognized University
  • A current and valid practicing certificate
  • Ability to undertake research and provide sound legal opinions
  • At least 4 years’ of post admission experience
  • Knowledge and exposure to Alternative Dispute Resolution will be an added advantage

Clearance of Compliance Certificates
Successful candidates will be required to provide copies of clearance or compliance certificates from:

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
  3. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
  4. Law Society of Kenya
  5. A credit reference bureau
  6. Higher Education Loans Board
  7. Advocates Complaints Commission

The Closing date is on 6th June 2017 at 4.30pm.

The Applications should be addressed to:

THE COMMISSION SECRETARY
COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE
2ND FLOOR, WESTEND TOWERS – WAIYAKI WAY
P O BOX 20414 CITY SQUARE 00200
NAIROBI

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