Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority – Principal Legal Officer.

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Principal Legal Officer – Job Grade ENNDA 5 ONE (1) POST – ENNDA/PLO/3/2021.

Job Description
i. Coordinating initial preparation of response to parliamentary questions;
ii. Interpreting Government policies and regulations;
iii. Assist in developing and reviewing legal procedures, programmes and strategies;
iv. Recommending areas of amendments of contracts and agreements; and
v. Liaising with other relevant stakeholders on legal matters upon request.
vi. Handling litigation matters on behalf of the Authority;
vii. Prepare Initial Agenda papers for the Board’s meetings;
viii. Prompting circulation of Board’s minutes;
ix. Preparing legal briefs;
x. Receiving sermons for litigation matters and opening court files;
xi. Managing court diaries and files;
xii. Managing bring ups on all legal matters;
xiii. Drafting of court pleadings;
xiv. Responding to correspondences and issues arising out of court matters;
xv. Open files for new cases and keep an up to date record of all court cases;
xvi. Develop and maintain the filing registry for the Division;
xvii. Manage and update the court diary;
xviii. Update the record on laws of Kenya;
xix. Assist the corporation secretary in preparing board papers including photocopying binding and circulation;
xx. Assist in attending to claimants and external advocates queries;
xxi. Following up payments of judgments award, claimant lawyers and claimant from finance division;
xxii. Prepare reports on litigation matters;
xxiii. Assist in preparing and implementing the work plans of the Division;
xxiv. Assist in ensuring that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities;
xxv. Rendering professional legal advice on laws guiding financial and procurement procedures; and
xxvi. Advice on insurance services to indemnify the Authority from any risks.
xxvii. Ensure that insurance policies and performance bonds for contractors are always up to date;
xxviii. To inform contractors to renew performance bonds and insurance; and
xxix. Any other task as may be assigned by Management from time to time

Appointment Specifications
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

i. Have a Bachelor of Law degree (LL.B) from a recognized institution;
ii. Have a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal
Education;
iii. A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
iv. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
v. Registered with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK);
vi. Attended a Leadership/Management course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; and
vii. Proficiency in computer applications;
viii. Have Four (4) years post admission experience, two (2) of which should have been in a supervisory role;
ix. Have served in the grade of Senior Legal Officer or in a relevant and comparable position for a minimum period of Three (3) years;
x. Have a good understanding of the Authority’s mandate and the role of the Legal Services Function; and
xi. Have demonstrated a high degree of professional competence and managerial ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Method of application

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below: – Interested
and qualified persons are requested to make their applications to:

The Managing Director
Ewaso Ng’iro North Development Authority
P.O Box 203-60300
ISIOLO

It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents. Applications should reach the Authority on or before 23rd March, 2021 latest 5.00 pm.

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