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Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) – Legal Officer.

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LEGAL   OFFICER    (1    POSITION)    EPRA    JOB    GRADE    6    (PERMANENT    & PENSIONABLE)

REF: VA/41/6/2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Litigation

  1. Attend court and such other quasi-judicial tribunals to conduct prosecution or defense of cases;
  2. Conduct briefing on the Authority’s staff who are witnesses in court cases where the organization is a party;
  3. Collect evidence that is to be used in court proceedings;
  4. Preparation quarterly and other reports from the Authority’s external advocates;
  5. Visit the scene of the incident to gathering details about the case;
  6. Visit the scene of the incident to gathering details about the case;
  7. Assemble and interview potential witnesses and other parties relevant to the case;
  8. Examine evidence that could be used as trial exhibits;
  9. Investigate the case through locating witnesses, taking witness statements, gathering documents and investigating the facts leading to the dispute;
  10. Assess what evidence exists to defend a potential or existing suit against Authority;
  11. Prepare the necessary documentation to facilitate settlement of the fees notes raised by external advocates prior to their processing;
  12. Study Constitution, statutes, decisions, regulations, and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies to determine ramifications for cases;
  13. Collect documents and establish the facts of the situation that led to the dispute;
  14. Establish a trial strategy that will maximize the chances of winning the case prior to filing of the case;
  15. Prepare and submit reports on the fees payable or paid to advocates and other contingencies;
  16. Undertake legal research;
  17. Perform a SWOT analysis of the case and come up with persuasive arguments;
  18. Search for and study legal documents to investigate facts and law of cases, to determine causes of action and to prepare cases;
  19. Research and analyze law sources to prepare drafts of briefs or arguments;
  20. Review and provide interpretation to the Authority on court judgments/ rulings and other court directions;
  21. Liaise with counterpart advocates on court proceedings and other directives;
  22. Prepare the affidavits and other Court pleadings to be filed in court on matters where the Authority is a party to the proceedings;
  23. Initiate the payments for fees payable to external advocates in view of the status of the court proceedings and the Advocates Remuneration Order.
  24. Initiate the payments for any court awards such as; damages or costs payable.

Commercial

  1. Prepare draft contracts, leases and other agreements in relation to goods and services supplied to the Authority by third parties;
  2. Participate in the negotiation and formulation of Memorandum of Understandings between the Authority, government agencies and other institutions;
  3. Review licenses, permits to ensure they are properly formulated and comply with the relevant law and regulations;
  4. Liaise with other government agencies such as Government printer to follow up on statutes, regulations, gazette notices and other information;
  5. Participate in various ad hoc committees such as petroleum and gas licensing committee, electricity and renewable energy licensing committee among others;
  6. Check on the legality and validity of insurance policies and performance bonds provided by third party service providers;
  7. Prepare quarterly  and  other  necessary  reports  for  the  purposes  of  the Directorates’ annual work plan;
  8. Undertake research on topical legal issues;
  9. Prepare and update the Directorates’ risk register;
  10. Prepare presentations on the Directorate’s role and other activities as may be required from time to time;
  11. Collect and assemble relevant documents, reports and other information required by the consultants during legal and governance audits;
  12. Participate in evaluation of tender documents when required during procurement process;
  13. Participate in the drafting of the Directorates’ process and procedures as per Quality Management System requirements;

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized university;
  2. Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
  3. Current practicing certificate;
  4. Admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  5. Membership of the Law Society of Kenya;
  6. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  7. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Mandatory Requirements for all Positions

Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application:

  1. A Signed application letter;
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating their current and previous employers, positions held, current and expected salary, level of education and names of at least three professional referees, two of which must be working in the current organization;
  3. Copies of academic and professional certificates;
  4. Copy of Birth Certificate; and
  5. Copy of National Identification Card.

Interested and qualified individuals are required to submit their applications through email Recruitment22@epra.go.ke not later than 5.00 p.m. on 31st July 2022, addressed to the undersigned:

The Director General,

Energy & Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA),

P.O Box 42681 – 00100,

Nairobi.

EPRA is an equal opportunity employer. Youth, female candidates, Persons with Disability (PWD) and marginalized are strongly encouraged to apply.

ONLY   SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to avail original and copy of application letter, Curriculum Vitae; certified copies of the relevant academic and professional certificates; national identity card; birth certificate and valid clearance certificates from KRA; HELB; EACC; Credit Reference Bureau and Kenya Police as per chapter six of the Constitution during the interview.

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