Senior Legal Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA)

Job Description

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Education established under the TVET Act of 2013. The mandate of the Authority is to promote quality access, equity and relevance in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) by developing standards, inspecting, registering and licensing trainers, institutions and training programmes.

26. Senior Legal Officer – Grade TVETA 4

Vacancy No. TVETA/26/2018: Number of Posts: One (1) (Re-advertisement)

Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 96,300 – 127,800 pm

(a) Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Corporate Secretary, the Senior Legal Officer will be responsible for the following:

(i) Procuring of legal services from external legal services providers/ advocates;

(ii) Drafting pleadings and ensuring filing;

(iii) Preparing legal opinions on legal issues pertaining to the Authority’s mandate and issues arising in its engagement with internal and external stakeholders;

(iv) Liaising with external advocates on matters they are handling on behalf of the Authority;

(v) Advising on general legal issues;

(vi) Overseeing litigation of court and tribunal cases;

(vii) Liaising with external advocates on witness identification and preparation of witness statements;

(viii) Deputizing the Director General in Board meetings secretarial matters.

(b) Requirements for Appointments

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;

(i) At least six (6) years of experience in a busy commercial law firm or government/public service agency.

(ii) Bachelor of Laws (LLB.);

(iii) Postgraduate Diploma in Law – Kenya School of Law;

(iv) Admission to the Bar- Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

(v) Certified Public Secretary;

(vi) Valid membership to the Law Society of Kenya and be in good professional standing

(vii) Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.


Those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should submit their applications clearly quoting the Vacancy/Position and Vacancy Number on the envelope and application. The application MUST be accompanied with a detailed C.V stating the current position, work experience, postal address, telephone and email contacts, and copies of all relevant academic and professional certificates (only those stated in the job requirements) and, relevant work testimonials. Further, interested applicants are required to fill the Applicant’s Personal Profile Form. Those making online applications can access the Form via link

Applicants submitting hard copy applications can download and fill the Applicant’s Personal Profile Form from our website.

Applicants are also expected to provide email, telephone and postal contacts of three referees.

All applications should reach the Director General on or before 29th June 2018 at 5.00 pm.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Director General


P.O Box 35625- 00100




Forward the applications via email address: [email protected]

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any fee on job applicants. Male and female potential candidates living with a disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Applicants who will be invited for interview will be expected to produce valid copies of clearance certificates from the following organizations when they appear for interview in fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six of the Kenyan Constitution.

i. Valid tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

ii. Valid Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) clearance certificate;

iii. Valid self-declaration forms from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission specific to this advertisement;

iv. Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) issued not more than one year ago from the date of this advert;

v. Valid Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) clearance.

For any queries please call this number +254202392140