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  • Senior Research Officer at Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

  • Posted on: 7 February, 2019 Deadline: 18 February, 2019
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  • The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is one of the institutions set out in the Council of Legal Education [Admission] Regulations, 2007 as an institution in which students of the Kenya School of Law may undertake their Pupillage Programme. The Office seeks to engage highly motivated Kenyans.

    Senior Research Officer

     

    Job Details

    • Served satisfactorily in the grade of Reseach Officer 1 JG ‘I,’ or in a comparable and relevant position in the
    • Wider Public Service or Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
    • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognized university;
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education; and
    • Admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya; and
    • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected work performance and results.

    Core Skills/Competencies

    • Litigation skills;
    • Prosecutorial skills;
    • Legislative drafting and law reform skills;
    • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
    • Research skills;
    • ICT skills;
    • Supervisory skills;
    • Interpersonal and Communication skills;
    • Organisational and administrative skills;
    • Problem solving skills;
    • Data analysis skills; and
    • Report writing skills.

    Personal Qualities

    • Ability to get well with the diverse workforce;
    • Honesty and integrity;
    • Positive working attitude;
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
    • Creativity and innovativeness;
    • Ability to work under pressure;
    • Ability to work well with teams; and (viii) Professionalism.
    • An officer at this level may be deployed to work at any of the Legal Departments Headquarters.

    Responsibilities

    • Undertaking research on legal issues that arise from prosecution within the various departments at ODPP, to ensure the prosecution services offered are well informed and are of high quality, to enhance on the efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service.
    • Analysing research data and compiling reports to ensure information is readily available and in an easy to use manner to enhance efficiency
    • Attending inter and intra-collaborative meetings with various stakeholders in the criminal justice system, to garner the support of stakeholders in the delivery of timely public prosecution services.
    • Participating in the formulation of internal policy documents, to ensure ODPP has guidelines that support the operations of the institution, and to enhance compliance with the constitution and other relevant guidelines that influence the operations of ODPP.
    • Writing legal opinions and briefs to assist the prosecution counsel understand the cases, to ensure efficiency in the prosecution.
    • Working in liaison with other law enforcement agencies to create an enabling justice system that provides timely and just rulings on cases.
    • Advising on various legal policy issues to ensure the decisions made in the delivery of public prosecution services are well informed. Undertaking research on assigned legal issues and compiling reports to ensure the prosecution services offered are well informed and are of high quality.
    • Contributing to the writing of the Annual Progress Report of the ODPP, to ensure the report is delivered within the set timelines and quality standards; and
    • Mentoring and Coaching staff working under him/her to develop staff and enhance performance

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates are invited to make their applications by completing ONE application form ODPP 1.

    The candidates should attach COPIES of the following documents to their application form:

    • National Identity Card
    • Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts
    • Any supporting documents and testimonials
    • Letter of appointment to their current substantive post
    • Letter of appointment to their previous post
    • Detailed Curriculum Vitae and
    • Clearance certificate from the following bodies:-
    • Law Society of Kenya for Lawyers ii. Higher Education Loans Board
    • Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Criminal Investigation Department
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Any other Professional bodies to which the candidate is a member

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, letters of appointment to their current substantive posts and previous post, detailed curriculum vitae and clearance certificates during the interviews.

    Completed application forms should be sent to:

    The Secretary
    Advisory Board
    Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
    NSSF Building 19th Floor, Block ‘A’
    P.O. Box 30701 – 00100
    NAIROBI

    So as to reach the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on or before Monday, 18th February, 2019.

    Persons with disability and those from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply

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