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The National Land Commission of Kenya is an independent government commission whose establishment was provided for by the Constitution of Kenya to, amongst other things, manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments, initiate investigations into present or historical land injustices and recommend appropriate redress, and monitor and have oversight responsibilities over land use planning throughout the country. It was officially established under The National Land Commission Act, 2012
LEGAL AFFAIRS AND REGULATORY SERVICES DIRECTORATE
DIRECTOR LEGAL AFFAIRS AND REGULATORY SERVICES – (GRADE NLC 2) – ONE (1) POST
Terms of Appointment
The appointment will be on a Five (5) years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance
This position is responsible for the provision of leadership in the implementation of the Commission’s legal strategy, offers leadership in litigation, arbitrations, and regulatory services.
The position is also responsible for the provision of legal advisory services and the interpretation of legal matters, to ensure effective management of legal and contractual risks.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Formulate, implement and monitor policies, procedures and regulations on legal affairs and enforcement.
- Develop and review legal instruments for the Commission to ensure set standards are being observed.
- Oversee enforcement of legal decisions and court orders for the Commission to ensure compliance.
- Develop and implement procedures for safeguarding National Land Commission’s interests.
- Provide guidelines on drafting Gazette Notices and give input in development of legislation as appropriate.
- Coordinate and/or represent the Commission on litigation matters in court and any other quasi-judicial forums.
- Oversee the articulating of modalities for holding inquiries in line with relevant legislations to ensure effective dispute resolution and compliance with relevant Government.
- Recommend ways to address multiplicity of legislation (Acts) touching on land management and land use.
- Advise on ways to address conflicts on land use and security of tenure in order to maintain order in land management and sustainable land use.
- Implement programmes aimed at resolving Historical Land Injustices.
- Advise on Constitutionalism and ethical values in the land reform process.
- Promote the use of Alternative Justice System e.g. Traditional Dispute Resolution, Conciliations, Mediation and Negotiation in resolving disputes on a daily basis.
- Prepare legal documents such as leases and contracts to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
- Supervise the drafts of legal opinions, Commission advisories and other relevant legal instruments for the Commission.
- Oversee the process of legal transactions including recovery, conveyance, agreements, leases and partnerships and to maintain set guidelines throughout the whole process.
- Advise and review existing laws and regulations relevant for the execution of the mandate of the Commission.
- Advice and liaise with County Coordinators on legal and related matters.
- Implement legal and institutional frameworks for efficient and effective provision of legal services at the Commission.
- Facilitate relevant Legal research for the Commission.
- Review and supervise up to date and reliable records on legal matters.
- Supervise all the Departments under the legal Directorate for efficient and effective delivery of Directorate mandate.
- Offer secretarial services to the Legal Committee
Academic and Professional Qualifications
For appointment to this position, the candidate must meet the following requirements:
- Master’s degree in Law or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
- Bachelor degree in law or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
- Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Education from the Kenya School of Law
- 15 years of service, three (5) of which should be in a comparable position from a reputable organization
- Should be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate from Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
- Should be Computer literate
- Possession of certificate in Certified Secretaries (CS) will be added advantage.
Applicants must possess level of knowledge and skills in the following areas;
Budget planning skills
- Knowledge of relevant legislation
- Knowledge of professional standard
- Ability to work under pressure
- Negotiation skills
- Ability to build and lead cohesive teams
- Problem solving skills
- Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya MODE OF APPLICATION:
Method of Application
Candidates should attach all documents to the application form.
- Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included,
- Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity card, academic and professional certificates, and transcripts during interviews, it is a criminal offence to present fake certificates.
- If you possess or meet the above qualifications, please send;
- Your application letter together with detailed curriculum Vitae including names of three referees and their full contacts (Name, post office box number, email address, and telephone/mobile phone contact
- Copies of academic certificates and testimonials:
- Certificate of good conduct, clearance from certificates from HELB, EACC, Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) and KRA Tax Compliance Certificate.
Applicants are advised to visit our website http://www.landcommission.go.ke for instructions on how to apply. Applicants MUST apply both online and submit hard copies of their application.
In case you do not hear from us, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Please note that canvassing for this position will lead to automatic disqualification. The National Land Commission is an equal opportunity employer; women, people from marginalized areas and Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The applications should reach the office of the Secretary/ CEO, National Land Commission by 20th April, 2021 on/or before 5.00pm.
All hardcopy application should be submitted to:
National Land Commission
1st Ngong Road Avenue,
ACK Garden Annex, 7th Floor,
P.O Box 44417-00100, Nairobi.