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DIRECTOR LEGAL

Position: Director Legal

Report to: Chief Executive Officer

Department: Legal Services

Grade: IGRTC Grade 2

Salary Scale: KES 215,964.00 – 318,231.00

House Allowance: KES 60,000.00

Commuter Allowance: KES 20,000.00

Leave Allowance: As per the existing allowances in the Committee

Annual Leave: 30 working days

Medical Cover: As per the existing scheme in the Committee

Terms of Service: Six years’ contract renewable once

Job Summary

This position exists to facilitate review of Policies and legislation to conform to the devolved system of governance, development of Legal advisories and instruments, as well as undertaking legal research in line with the IGRTC strategic plan and departmental work plan.

This position is also responsible on advising the technical committee on Alternative Dispute Resolutions (ADR) mechanisms and policy and legislation relating to intergovernmental relations, and identifying areas of research, and analyze legal issues that affect the Organization and its mandate

Operational Responsibilities/Tasks

  1. Oversee the Implementation of the organization’s mandate in line with the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and in particular provisions of Article 6(2); Article 186 (1) (2) (3); Article 187 (1) (2); Article 189 (1) (3) (4); Fourth Schedule Part 1 and Part 2; Section 15 (1) and (2) of the Sixth Schedule to the CoK 2010.
  1. Oversee the delivery of the organizations mandate in line with the Intergovernmental Relations Act, 2012 and strategic plan.
  2. Oversee monitoring of performance of the direct reports and ensuring quality of operations.
  3. Ensure that IGRTC complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements.
  4. Providing legal advisories to the Technical Committee on matters intergovernmental relations and governance.
  5. Developing legal research on matters touching on the mandate of IGRTC, for purposes of apprising the Technical Committee.
  6. Spearheading the review of the interpretation and implementation of devolution and intergovernmental relations policies and legislation to ensure conformity with the Constitution of Kenya.
  7. Preparation of legal instruments in line with the mandate of the Technical Committee.
  8. Maintaining an up to date data base of all national and county legislation touching on devolution and intergovernmental relations.
  9. In liaison with the Technical Committee, Office of the CEO and the Office of the Attorney General, coordinate the representation of IGRTC in litigation matters, including preparing legal briefs and submissions for court.
  10. Preparation of legal briefs and advisories to apprise and support the Technical Committee in undertaking dispute resolution in intergovernmental disputes.
  11. Monitoring the review of legislation at both levels of government and sensitizing the Technical Committee on the same.
  12. Coordinating research and preparation of material for Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanism and Public participation.
  13. Facilitate Intergovernmental dispute resolution through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
  14. Maintaining a repository for all intergovernmental agreements signed between the two levels of government.
  15. Developing, implementing and maintaining a process for monitoring the division’s performance in terms of achieving its strategic objectives.
  16. Develop, review and update the Division’s budget, work plan and procurement plan to support its operations
  17. Develop key accountability measures, set targets for the directorate and appraise staff against agreed set targets.
  18. Provide counsel and mentorship to the divisions’ staff.
  19. Facilitate preparation of proposals for resource mobilization.
  20. Coordinate preparation of the department’s quarterly reports.
  21. Coordinate the preparation of general monitoring reports for the division.

Competencies required

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to pay attention to details;
  • Ability to observe and understand business processes; ensure processes are documented completely and accurately;
  • Self-driven individual with ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to maintain the highest standards of ethics, confidentiality and professionalism;
  • Strong time-management and organization skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure;

Requisite qualifications

  • Have a Master’s degree in any of following disciplines: Law, International Relations, Business Administration, Human Resource Management or an equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from a recognized institution;
  • Have a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies.
  • Certificate in any ADR mechanism will be added advantage.

Professional Qualifications/Membership to professional bodies

  1. Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya for a minimum period of 5 years;
  2. Be a member of the Kenya Law Society of Kenya
  3. Hold a valid practicing certificate from the Law Society of Kenya.
  4. Meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution and attach clearance certificates from DCI- Certificate of good conduct, EACC, HELB -Compliance Certificate , KRA – Compliance Certificate and CRB – Clearance Certificate

Previous relevant work experience required.

Have at least ten (10) years professional experience in public service three (3) of which should be in the level of Deputy Director or an equivalent senior management position. Experience in the Devolution Sector will be an added advantage.

or

Have served in a reputable organisation for ten (10) years, five (5) of which should be in a senior management position.

Please Note:

  1. Candidates must meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and attach all relevant clearance certificates when submitting their applications.
  2. Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert should not be included.
  3. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  4. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  5. IGRTC is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. Therefore, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the minorities are encouraged to apply.
  6. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
  7. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  8. Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Applications should reach the Committee on or before 4th July 2022 latest 5.00 pm

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications to;

Ag. Chief Executive Officer

Intergovernmental Relations Technical Committee

Parklands Plaza, Chiromo Lane/Muthithi Road Junction, Westlands

P.O Box 44880-00100

NAIROBI

or

Through email; recruitment@igrtc.go.ke, Subject of the email “Director Legal”

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