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  • Posted: May 31, 2023
    Deadline: Jun 19, 2023
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    The Kenya National Examinations Council (also referred to as KNEC or the Council) was established in 1980 under the Kenya National Examinations Council Act Cap 225A of the Laws of Kenya. This Act (Cap 225A of 1980) was repealed in 2012 and replaced with KNEC Act No. 29 of 2012. KNEC was established to take over the functions previously undertaken by the d...
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    Assistant Director, Legal Services, KNEC Grade 4 (1 Post)

    Job Specification

    • Providing legal advisory services to ensure compliance with existing law and regulatory requirements;
    • Drafting, reviewing, and vetting legal instruments and making recommendations;
    • Identifying and monitoring areas of risk in legal compliance and making recommendations ;
    • Researching, reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting laws, regulations and advising accordingly;
    • Assisting in preparing and monitoring of the Department’s budgets and expenditures; 
    • Drafting and reviewing legal pleadings, attending court, Compiling documentary evidence, coordinating witness preparation, receiving court pleadings, instructing external legal counsel, and monitoring the progress of all cases;
    • Assisting in Council secretariat services by preparing and dispatching Council notices, Agendas, Council papers, taking Council minutes and action reports;
    • Assisting in monitoring implementation of Council decisions and preparing reports;
    • Preparing reports on the use of the Council Seal;
    • Assisting in conducting Governance and legal Audits and preparing reports;
    • Managing the Divisions legal registry including updating legal documentation, regulations, ordinances, policy manuals to ensure compliance; 
    • Mentoring and supervising staff within the Department.

    Person Specifications 

    • At least ten (10) years cumulative relevant work experience, three (3) of which should have served at a management level; 
    • Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized institution;
    • Masters Degree in either of the following disciplines: Law, Public Administration, Business Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution; 
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or similar qualification from a recognized institution;
    • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Demonstrated merit and competence in work performance;

    Method of Application

    The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the seniority and responsibilities of the position.


    • Interested and suitably qualified candidates should download and fill out the Application of Employment form KNEC.2A, application letter with enclosed certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of daytime telephone contact, e-mail address, current remuneration (enclose a copy of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of three referees on or before the closing date for receipt of applications 19th June 2023 to:

    The Chief Executive Officer
    The Kenya National Examinations Council
    P.O. Box 73598 - 00200


    • Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered;
    • Successful applicants offered employment will be required to submit clearances under Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya;
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result in automatic disqualification.
    • KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with disabilities and 
    • female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) on to apply

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