Senior Legal officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description


Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

(i) Handling complex litigation cases and provide adequate representation of IPOA in civil and criminal Court Proceedings;

(ii) Carrying out comprehensive analysis of evidence, which includes evaluation of evidence gathered in the course of investigations and to prepare legal reports and briefs;

(iii) Carrying out research into legal issues pertinent to the operations of the Authority;

(iv) Preparing statutory performance and annual reports in liaison with Heads of other departments of the Authority;

(v) Undertaking conveyancing and provide legal advice to the Authority on all aspects thereof;

(vi) Handling matters pertaining to the preparation of cases for prosecution and oversee the prosecution thereof;

(vii) Providing liaison with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution and other relevant State Agencies;

(viii) Undertaking any other duties that may be assigned from time to time


• Must be a citizen of Kenya.

• Meets the requirements of Chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya.


Required functional skills:


For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

• A Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

• Post graduate Diploma in legal studies;

• Registered as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

• Served for a minimum period of three (3) years in the grade of either Legal Officer or for a period of six (6) years in Legal services, in the Public Service or Private Sector post admission experience in Law as a legal practitioner/academician or judicial officer;

• Knowledge and experience in a law enforcement environment will be an added advantage; and

• Certificate in computer application skills;

Required behavioural skills:

• A candidate must be a person of integrity, demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be a team player;