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  • Posted: Dec 7, 2022
    Deadline: Dec 21, 2022
  • Kirinyaga County borders Nyeri County, Murang’a County and Embu County.It covers an area of 1,478.1 square kilometers. The county lies between 1,158 metres and 5,380 metres above sea level in the South and at the Peak of Mt. Kenya respectively. Mt. Kenya which lies on the northern side greatly influences the landscape of the county as well as other top...
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    Legal Counsel (1 Position)


    Duties and responsibilities 
    The legal Counsel position exists to ensure provision of non-partisan, professional legal services to members and staff of County Assembly and to the CASB. 

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Advising the Office of the Clerk, Office of the Speaker and the County Assembly Service Board on institutional and legal affairs and matters of County Assembly governance; 
    • Coordinating representation of County Assembly and the CASB in court proceedings; 
    • Giving appropriate instructions to appointed external counsels -continuously liaising with the external counsel on record on matters assigned; 
    • Commissioning drafting of Bills, amendments to Bills to be proposed to the Assembly by any Member of County Assembly or any Committee of County Assembly; 
    • Giving of legal opinions on matters before or relating to County Assembly and giving legal advice on all legal matters; 
    • Providing legal advice to the CASB, County Assembly Service, County Assembly and its Committees and generally giving legal advice on matters relating to County Assembly; 
    • Providing any other legal services that may be required by County Assembly, the Committees, the Speaker, the CASB or the Clerk; 
    • Coordinating legal audit of Bills passed by County Assembly to ensure they comply with the Constitution and other statutes; 
    • Liaising with the Office of the County Attorney on matters involving Assembly; 
    • Commission legal research on matters before the Department; 
    • Setting and agreeing on performance targets with staff members; 
    • Supervisory duties and performance management of the direct reportees in the Department;
    • Developing annual departmental budget, work plans, training schedule and procurement plan 
    • that guide the operations of the Assembly; 
    • Training and developing staff; 
    • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time 

    Requirements for Appointment 

    • Have served in a busy legal department for a minimum period of five (5) years; 
    • Have a Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized institution; 
    • Admission to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and Membership to Law Society of Kenya or any recognized equivalent professional body in good standing will be an added advantage; 
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and 
    • Be Proficient in computer applications.

    Method of Application

    Terms of Appointment
    Members of Audit committee shall be appointed for a term of 3 years on part time basis and shall be eligible for re-appointment for a further one term only. 
    The term should only be extended after performance of the member has been reviewed. 
    Applicants should not be past/present employee/agent of Kirinyaga County Government / Assembly or holder of a political office 

    Please submit your application letter, accompanied by detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating your telephone numbers and email address, copies of relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant supporting documents. Indicate the position applied for on the envelop. 
    Successful candidates will be required to provide clearance documents from KRA, HELB, CID, CRB and EACC in compliance with chapter six of the constitution. 
    Applications should be posted or delivered to the County Assembly Offices, Office of the Clerk to reach on or before Wednesday 21st December 2022 at 5.00pm addressed to 

    The Clerk 
    County Assembly of Kirinyaga 
    P.O Box 55 

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