Siaya County Assembly Principal Legal Counsel and Senior Legal Counsels Jobs-August 2015

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Republic of Kenya

County Assembly of Siaya

The Siaya County Assembly Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions:
Principal Legal Counsel
SCASB – 10
One Position

Basic Salary 89,748
House Allowance ksh.16,800
Commuter Allowance ksh.14,000

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interpreting Acts and Bills and giving general advise to the County Assembly
  • Ensuring that Bills passed by the Assembly comply with the constitution
  • Provision of procedural advice to all honorable members.
  • Custodian of all Parliamentary papers laid in the house in the course of debate.
  • Offer professional, legal advice to the Speaker, SCASB, honorable members and staff on Parliamentary procedure, tradition, practices, conventions and etiquette.
  • Drafting of Private members’ Bills
  • Attending court cases in both defense and prosecution
  • Train and supervise Legal Counsel under him/ her.

Required Qualifications for this post

  • Be a holder of Bachelor of Laws degree.
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a registered Commissioner for Oaths.
  • Be in possession of a current practicing certificate.
  • Possession of a Master’s degree is an added advantage
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in Legislative Drafting as a Senior Legal Counsel
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.

Senior Legal Counsel
SCASB – 9
Two Positions
Basic Salary ksh. 77,527
House Allowance ksh.16,800
Commuter Allowance ksh.12,000
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drafting of amendments to Bills proposed to the Assembly by Members and Committees of the Assembly.
  • Giving legal interpretation of Bills and acts to advice on matters relating to the Assembly.
  • Liaising with the office of Attorney General on litigation matters involving the Assembly.
  • Providing legal advice to the Speaker of the County Assembly, Assembly Committees, the County Assembly Service Board, Assembly Clerk and Honorable members.
  • Ensuring that Bills passed by the Assembly comply with the Constitution.
  • Providing any other legal services that may be needed by the Speaker, the Assembly, and the Assembly Committees, the County Assembly Service Board or the Assembly Clerk

Required Qualifications for this post

  • Have a Bachelors degree in Law.
  • Ability to perform and deliver.
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience as a Senior Legal Clerk
  • Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit their application letters, accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their telephone contacts, copies of relevant academic and professions certificates, national identity card or passport and other relevant supporting documents.
In addition, as part of compliance with Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, all applicants should submit certificates of clearance from the following institutions;
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission,(EACC)
Higher Education Loans Board, (HELB)
Credit Reference Bureau, (CRB)
Criminal Investigations Department, (CID)
Kenya Revenue Authority, (KRA)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
All applications should be delivered in a sealed envelope and clearly indicating the position applied for in the reference line and be addressed to:
The Secretary, Siaya County Assembly Service Board Siaya County Assembly Buildings.
P.O Box 7 – 40600,
Siaya
Email: [email protected]
Applications should reach the County Assembly Service Board on or before 28th August 2015
Note: Any form of canvassing will lead to immediate disqualification.
County Assembly of Siaya is an equal opportunity employer; women, youth, persons with disability and serving civil servants are encouraged to apply.
Consider your application unsuccessful if you don’t hear from us by 25th September 2015.

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