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  • Posted: May 14, 2020
    Deadline: May 22, 2020
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  • Kisumu County is located in Nyanza and constitutes 7 constituencies (Kisumu East, Kisumu West, Kisumu Central,Seme, Nyando, Muhoroni and Nyakach). Mission To transform the livelihood of the people of Kisumu county on a foundation of integrity through accountable, efficient and effective leadership that invokes participation and pursuit of quality services,...
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    Legal Counsel I

    Ref: KSM/CPSB/2020/037

    Terms of Service: Three (3) years contract

    Responsibilities

    • Conduct legal duties on the applicable domestic and international law
    • Review and analyze different issues pertaining to criminal, civil, investments and trade law
    • Adjudication of cases related to the privatization process, commercial transactions between parties. Ownership claims, negotiation between parties and liquidation procedures.
    • Draft legal documents, letters to parties, orders, decisions, judgement and their corresponding court documents;
    • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues
    • Analyzing research data and compiling reports;
    • Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments and liaising with the County Attorney
    • Advising on various legal policy issues;
    • Coordinating the activities of the county court including drawing of charge sheets, bonding of witnesses, application for warrants and application for witness summons;
    • Developing county legislation including review of draft bills, research on various pieces of legislation and departmental advisory on the legislative drafting;
    • Attending court to represent the county in both civil and criminal litigation;
    • Undertaking conveyancing duties;
    • Preparing legal opinions and reviewing county legislation;
    • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity and organizing stakeholders’ consultations; and
    • Any lawful other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the County Attorney.

    Qualifications

    • Be a Kenyan citizen;
    • Bachelors of Laws (LLB) from a recognized university;
    • Post graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
    • Master’s degree is an added advantage
    • At least three (3) years’ experience in a related field;
    • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • Certificate in Computer Applications;
    • Demonstrate understanding of and commitment to the values and principles outlined in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution
    • Satisfy the requirements of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya on leadership and integrity

    Method of Application

    The candidate should apply by downloading and filling application for employment form available on our website. All dully filled forms should be signed, scanned and sent in pdf format to kpsb052020@kisumu.go.ke by 22nd May 2020. Do not attach copies of Certificates.

    Please note that the Board will NOT receive applications in hard copies as a result of measures put in place by the Government of Kenya to limit the spread of COVID-19.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The County Government of Kisumu is an equal opportunity employer.

    Women, the youth and persons with disabilities who meet the specified requirements are encouraged to apply and indicate so in their applications.

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