Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) – Assistant Manager –Legal Research.

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Assistant Manager –Legal Research

Purpose of the job

Providing legal research services on matters affecting the Authority and follow up on compliance with statutory requirements.

Tasks and outputs:

  • Provide legal advisory on requested/assigned matters through the provision of legal opinions, presentations and participation in internal/external meetings.
  • Provide pro-active and/or strategic legal solutions to business problems
  • Keep abreast on upcoming laws and regulations and advise the Authority on implications thereof.
  • Supervise the research and preparation of opinions on legislation that impact the Authority and make recommendations for any necessary amendments.
  • Supervise the drafting of legal opinions.
  • Adhere to and update the Procedure Manuals.
  • Manage legal documents and records and facilitate execution of legal documents in line with the Contract Management Policy.
  • Make proposals on the Section’s work plan and budgets.
  • Implement agreed systems and procedures to enhance efficient and effective prevention and execution of business risks.
  • Participate in stakeholder engagements (ICPSK, IOD, SCAC, AG, Lands Registries).
  • Provide in depth judgment analysis on complex concluded cases as may be assigned.
  • Provide legal opinions/summaries on changes in the law.
  • Train/sensitize staff on various laws affecting their business.
  • Spearhead the review of revenue laws/legislative amendments.
  • Organise and participate in stakeholder engagements.
  • Review and advise management and the Board on Legal implication of internal policies and procedures.
  • Develop and maintain up to date repository of laws, judgements, gazette notices/legal notices and other legal documents pertaining to KRA.
  • Guide management on legal and compliance issues to ensure compliance with laws applicable to KRA.
  • Facilitation in the registration of trademarks with Kenya Intellectual Property Institute.

Skills required:

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB).
  • A Post graduate diploma in Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Possess a valid Practicing Certificate (LSK).
  • Computer literate.
  • Management courses.

Minimum years of experience

  • 4 years post admission experience in legal practice and legal advisory in tax matters, 1 of which should be in a supervisory level in a comparable organization.

Competencies required for this role

  • Strong administrative and managerial skills
  • Excellent decision making skills and capabilities
  • Excellent planning , organizational and analytical skills
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

Note:

  1. All applications from interested and qualified candidates must be submitted online via the process below.
  2. ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  3. All applications should be submitted online by 12th January 2022.
  4. KRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.
  5. KRA does not charge for application, processing, interviewing or any other fee in connection with our recruitment process.

Job Application Guidelines

Registration:

  • Go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login and then click on the ‘Register’ button to start the application process.
  • After registration, you will receive an email enabling you to confirm your email address and complete your registration.

Log on:

  • After registration go to https://erecruitment.kra.go.ke/login
  • Key in your username and password then click on ‘Log in’ to access your account.
  • After successful log in, the system will open the ‘Applicant Cockpit’.

Candidate Profile (To create or update applicant detail):

  • On the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page, go to the tab ‘Candidate Profile’.
  • Click on ‘My Profile’ to create and update your profile.
  • Follow the instructions to complete your profile.
  • The process will end by clicking the tab “Overview and Release”.
  • Ensure you click the check box on the page to complete the profile.

Application process:

  • To view the open job postings, click on the tab ‘Employment Opportunities’ on the ‘Applicant Cockpit’ page.
  • Under the heading ‘Job Search’ click the ‘Start’ button to view all available vacancies.
  • Click on the Job posting to display the details of the position.
  • To apply for the position, click ‘Apply’ button at the top of the page.
  • Follow the instructions to complete and submit your application.
  • Kindly note that all mandatory fields must be completed.
  • To complete the process of application, click the ‘Send Application Now’ button after reviewing and accepting the ‘Data Privacy Statement’.

In case of any challenges, please send your email query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

If you experience any delay in receiving an email notification at the end of the e-recruitment registration process, please refresh your email. In case of any challenge, please send your query to isupporthr@kra.go.ke

Kenya Revenue Authority does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer)

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