Legal Affairs Director and Legal Affairs Manager Jobs

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The Office of the Controller of Budget is an independent Office established under Article 228 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

Its core mandate is to oversee implementation of the budgets of the National and County governments, approve withdrawals from the Consolidated Fund (Article 206), County Revenue Fund (Article 207) and Equalisation Fund (Article 204) and report on Budget Implementation to Parliament every four months.
Pursuant to Article 252 (1) (c) of the Constitution, the Office seeks to recruit highly qualified and competent staff to fill the following vacant positions.
Director, Legal Affairs
Grade COB 3
1 Post
Reporting to the Controller of Budget, the officer will be responsible for formulation and implementation of Legal, Governance and Compliance policies, systems and procedures and overseeing research on legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Head the Legal Services Directorate;
  • Advise management on legal, governance and compliance issues;
  • Formulate legal, governance & compliance strategic direction aligned to government policies and the Constitution;
  • Oversee implementation of legal, governance & compliance policies, systems and procedures;
  • Ensure compilation of reports on Legal, Governance & Compliance;
  • Initiate research on legal issues;
  • Provide legal counsel on legal and legislative issues impacting on the Office;
  • Advise on any legal issues that may arise in the course of executing the mandate of the office;
  • Oversee drawing of contracts and agreements for the organization;
  • Advise and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements;
  • Ensure safe custody of legal documents.

Requirements for the position:

  • Must have a Masters degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Postgraduate Diploma in Law;
  • Must have at least 10 years’ relevant work experience at senior management level;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court;
  • Must be thoroughly conversant with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, government policies and regulations.

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent Leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act

Manager, Legal Affairs
Grade COB 5
1 Post
Reporting to the Director Legal Affairs, the officer will ensure implementation of legal policies, systems and procedures and undertake research on legal matters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the management of the legal affairs of the organization;
  • Implement legal policies, systems and procedures;
  • Prepare reports on legal matters;
  • Custodian of all legal instruments;
  • Drawing of contracts and agreements for the organization;
  • In consultation with the Director Legal Affairs, responsible for representation of the office in any litigation;
  • Develop mechanisms for mediation and conciliation by the office where appropriate;
  • Make recommendations on legal interventions required to ensure compliance with the Constitution;
  • Undertake research on various legal aspects and processes relating to the mandate of the office.

Requirements for the position:

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Must have a Postgraduate Diploma in Law;
  • Must have at least 5 years’ relevant experience at management level;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court;
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Sound knowledge or relevant laws, government policies and regulations;
  • A Masters Degree in Law from a recognized university will be an added advantage

Required Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Excellent leadership skills;
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Integrity;
  • Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act;
  • Ability to articulate and interpret and national / county policies and development goals

Terms and Conditions of Service: Successful candidates for the above positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package and will be appointed on a three (3) year contract term.

How to Apply

Qualified interested candidates should submit their applications quoting the job title on both the envelope and the cover letter.
Enclose a detailed and up-to-date curriculum vitae, indicating your current remuneration, Home County, e-mail address and reliable daytime telephone contacts, together with copies of your certificates, testimonials and national identity card.
You should also give the names of two referees who must be familiar with your previous work / academic experience indicating their telephone, postal and email addresses.
Applications should be addressed to:
The Controller of Budget Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue. P.O Box 35616-00100
Nairobi
The closing date is 15th September, 2015.
Only complete applications received by this deadline will be considered.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal opportunity employer.
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