Parliamentary Service Commission – Legal Counsel.

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LEGAL COUNSEL II – PSC 9

(a) Duties and Responsibilities

A Legal Counsel II shall be responsible to the Director Legal Services and will assist in: –

i. Drafting of Private Members’ Bills;
ii. Drafting of amendments to Bills to be proposed to the House by any Member of Parliament or any Committee of Parliament;
iii. Giving legal interpretation of Acts and Bills and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to Parliament;
iv. Providing legal advice to the Parliamentary Service Commission, Parliament and its Committees;
v. Providing any other legal services that may be required by Parliament, the Committees, the Speaker, the Parliamentary Service Commission or the Clerk;
vi. Ensuring that Bills passed by Parliament comply with the Constitution;
vii. Liaising with the Office of the Attorney General on litigation matters involving Parliament;
viii. Legal representation of Parliament and the Parliamentary Service Commission in court proceedings;
ix. Giving of legal opinions on matters before or relating to Parliament and giving legal advice on commercial matters;
x. Providing any other legal services that may be required by Parliament, the Committees, the Speaker, the Parliamentary Service Commission or the Clerk;
xi. Undertaking legal research on matters before the Department;
xii. Providing legal advice to the Speakers of Parliament, the Parliamentary Service Commission, the Clerks of Parliament, the Board of Senior Management, the various Departments, Members of Parliament and staff on issues of a corporate nature;
xiii. Advising the Speakers, the Parliamentary Service Commission, the Clerks of Parliament, the Board of Senior Management, the various Departments, Members of Parliament on compliance with the Constitution and all existing legislation in the country;
xiv. Drafting contracts and other legal instruments for the Parliamentary Service Commission; and
xv. Conveyancing for the Parliamentary Members and staff mortgage schemes.

(b) Requirements for Appointment

For direct appointment to this grade, a candidate must: –

i. Have a Bachelor of Laws degree;
ii. Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
iii. Be in possession of a current practicing certificate; and
iv. Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications ONLINE ONLY through the Parliamentary Service Commission website; www.parliament.go.ke/vacancies or http://careers.parliament.go.ke/PSC so as to reach the undersigned on or before 10th December 2021.

NOTE:

APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE POST OFFICE, EMAIL OR HAND DELIVERY SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A NEW RECRUITMENT PROCESS AND THAT THE PREVIOUS DATA ON REGISTRATION WAS PURGED AND APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER A FRESH TO PROCEED WITH APPLICATION.

 

For any Enquires and assistance related to this recruitment, a help-desk with the following email addresses and phone numbers have been provided.

Emails:

  1. applications@parliament.go.ke
  2. parliament@gmail.com

Phone numbers

  1. +254 202848000
  2. +254 113522445
  3. +254 738663100

Please note that any communication relating to the processing of the applications shall be only through the Parliamentary website, the above emails and/ or the online recruitment system notices.

LINK TO THE JOB PORTAL

PARLIAMENTARY SERVICE COMMISSION

http://parliament.go.ke/index.php/vacancies-0

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