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Legal Officer Job Vacancy at KEPHIS (1 position)

  • Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya
  • May 22, 2018 2:56 pm

Job Description

KEPHIS, a State Corporation in the Agricultural Sector invites applications from qualified Kenyans for the following positions: Legal officer (1 position) – Ref: VA/5/5/2018

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drafting of agreements, contracts, leases and maintaining records of such transactions.
  • Liaising with external legal councils on legal matters affecting the Board.
  • Verifying all contracts, agreements, leases in which the Board enters into to ensure compliance.
  • Advising the Management on legal aspects of administrative matters.
  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues.
  • Collecting and collating research data.
  • Vetting  and  verification  of  documents  before  execution  by  authorized  representatives  of  the Board.
  • Liaising with the office of the Attorney General on legal issues affecting the Board in execution of its mandate.
  • Prepare  witnesses  and  the  evidence  as  well  as  presenting  the  same  in  court  while  keeping  an updated record of all court cases.
  • Collaborate and correspond with external advocates on all pending court cases.
  • Attend to internal company queries of legal nature in the facilitation of normal business.
  • Assist with Board affairs in the absence of the Corporation secretary.
  • Deputize the Corporation Secretary in the performance of company secretarial duties whenever called upon.
  • Advising Procurement committees on legal issues.
  • Maintenance of accreditation and ISO certification.

Key Qualifications

  • Possess a Bachelors of Law Degree or form a recognized institution and an advocate of the High court of Kenya.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Be conversant with laws of the country and the common practice of the field.
  • Three (3) years relevant experience.
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft office packages and accounting programs such as SAGE.
  • Ability to work independently, in a team and under pressure.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions independently.
  • Good communication, data analysis, report writing and presentation skills.
  • Can work well under pressure and prioritize work.
  • Experience with a Quality Management System.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified individuals should fill the employment application form through the website (www.kephis.org) or download the form from the website and send the duly filled form together with copies of academic and professional certificates and national identity card by 21st June, 2018 to:  The Managing Director, P.O Box 49592 - 00100 GPO, Nairobi. Use only one method of application: either online through the KEPHIS website or hard copy. KEPHIS is an equal opportunity employer. Potential candidates from marginalized communities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Shortlisted candidates will be required to avail their original and copy of application letter, Curriculum Vitae; duly filled employment application form, certified copies of the relevant certificates; national identity card; clearance certificates from KRA; HELB; EACC; Credit Reference Bureau and Kenya Police as per chapter six of the Constitution during the interview.

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