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Principal Legal Officer at Kenya Water Institute (KEWI), Nairobi

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Job Description

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:

  1. Providing legal advice to the taken by the Board;
  2. Drawing up contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
  3. Undertaking research on different information to ensure that the Board is acting in accordance with all applicable laws;
  4. Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports;
  5. Preparing Board Resolutions, Action Points, Board Reports and Board Minutes;
  6. Identifying legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the Board’s intended actions;
  7. Managing the risk exposure of the Board by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;
  8. Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Board to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;
  9. Working with external lawyers to initiate lawsuits or to formulate a defense, to gather evidence in legal proceedings involving the Board and rendering general 55 advice relating to any legal proceedings involving the Board;
  10. Representing the Board in litigation matters.

Job Specifications

  • For appointment to this scale, a candidate must meet the following requirements;
  • Minimum of Eight (8) years relevant work experience;
  • Bachelors of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Have been admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  • Have valid practicing certificate;
  • Have proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrate professional competence in work performance and results;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
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