Kenya Universities And Colleges Central Placement Service – Senior Legal Officer.

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Job Title


Reference No

KUCCPS 053/21

Job Grade


Report To

Manager, Legal Services & Corporation Secretary

Job Purpose

Providing legal advice to ensure the best legal approach is taken by the Placement Service

Job Responsibilities

(i) Providing legal advice to ensure the best legal approach is taken by the Placement Service

(ii) Drawing up and submitting contracts, agreements and other legal documents;

(iii) Preparing and monitoring of the Division’s budgets and expenditures;

(iv) Undertaking research on different information to ensure the Placement Service is acting in accordance with all applicable laws;

(v) Preparing Quarterly Legal Reports;

(vi) Acting on regulatory changes or issues;

(vii) Preparing Board Resolutions, Action Points, Board Reports and Board Minutes;

(viii) Identifying legal and compliance risks and issues relative to the Placement Service’s intended actions;

(ix) Managing the risk exposure of the Placement Service by ensuring compliance with all relevant statutory and regulatory requirements;

(x) Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Placement Service to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;

(xi) Working with external lawyers to initiate lawsuits or to formulate a defense, to gather evidence in legal proceedings involving the Placement Service and rendering general advice relating to any legal proceedings involving the Placement Service; and

(xii) Acting on claims that may be made by the Placement Service in debt recovery; and

(xiii) Representing the Placement Service in litigation matters.

Minimum Job Qualification

(i) A minimum of Five (5) years relevant work experience in the Public or Private Sector;

(ii) Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;

(iii) Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;

(iv) Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;

(v) Proficiency in computer applications;

(vi) Attended a Management Course lasting not less than 4 weeks;

(vii) Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and

(viii) Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance.

How to Apply

Applications MUST be submitted online through the Placement Service careers portal careers.kuccps.net. Interested applicants are required to create a profile and attach copies of their CV, academic certificates, clearance certificates and testimonials before applying. The application deadline is August 12, 2021 at 5.00pm.


Application Deadline: 8/12/2021 


All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply including those who may have previously applied or experienced challenges while attempting in applying. The Placement Service is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities, women and applicants from marginalised regions are encouraged to apply. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Providing false, misleading or inaccurate information on the application, on the resume or during an interview is grounds for disqualification, or termination if already hired.






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