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Office of Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) – Legal Officer I.

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Legal Officer I, ODPC 6, ONE (1) POST – V/NO. 17/2022

An officer at this level will be deployed to Legal Unit. The officer will implement legal and governance compliance reviews, representing the Office of the Data Commissioner in court and ensuring compliance and renewals of all the licenses, contracts, agreements and permits of the Office.
The officer will be responsible to the Principal Legal Officer.

Terms and Conditions of Services
i.
Basic salary Kshs. 74,383 – 134,289 PM
ii.
House Allowance Kshs. 28,000 PM
iii.
Commuter Allowance Kshs. 6,000 PM
iv.
Leave Allowance Kshs. 15,000 PA
v.
Annual Leave 30 working days per Financial Year
vi.
Medical Cover and other allowances As provided by the ODPC
vii.
Terms of Service Permanent and pensionable
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

i.
A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognized and accredited institution;
ii.
Admission to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
iii.
A Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
iv.
Membership with the Law Society of Kenya of good standing;
v.
Proficiency in computer applications; and
vi.
Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-

i.
Draft legal advice to the Office of Data Commissioner;
ii.
Implement legal and governance compliance reviews;
iii.
Representing the Office of the Data Commissioner in court;
iv.
Ensuring compliance and renewals of all the licenses, contracts, agreements and permits of the Office;
v.
Interpreting legislation, regulations, rules and guidelines;
vi.
Develop and implement legal policies and strategies;
vii.
Initiate negotiations, arbitrations and court cases reviews;
viii.
Initiate Preparation of Contracts and memorandum for the Office;
ix.
Initiate drafting, reviewing, negotiating of contracts and agreements for the Office;
x.
Drafting legal correspondence;
xi.
Perform any other duties as may be assigned by Senior Principal Legal Officer

Core Competencies
The following core competencies and skills will be required;

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Supervisory Skills;
ii.
Technical skills;
iii.
Communication skills;
iv.
Problem solving skills;
v.
Report writing skills;
vi.
Creativity and Innovativeness;
vii.
Interpersonal skills

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are hereby invited to submit their applications indicating the vacancy number (Vacancy No. 1/2022) through email address: vacancies@odpc.go.ke or hand delivery or post to the address below, on or before 21st February, 2022 at 1700 HRs enclosing a detailed CV with full details on education background, professional qualifications and relevant experience together with copies of testimonials, academic certificates and National identity card.
The Data Commissioner,

Office of Data Protection Commissioner,

CA Centre, Waiyaki Way,

P.O. Box 30920-00100.

NAIROBI.

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