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  • Posted: Feb 16, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 9, 2021
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    The Commission on Administrative Justice, more commonly known as (Office of the Ombudsman), is a constitutional commission established under Article 59(4) of the Constitution, and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011. The mandate of the Office of the Ombudsman is two-fold and extends to both national and county governments. Firstly, the Commission has the mandate of tackling maladministration (improper administration) in the public sector. In this regard, the Commission is empowered to, among other things, investigate complaints of delay, abuse of power, unfair treatment, manifest injustice or discourtesy. Secondly, the Commission has the mandate of overseeing and enforcing the implementation of the Access to Information Act, 2016.
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    Legal Officer II

    Job Description/Requirements

    REPORTING DIRECTOR COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIONS AND LEGAL SERVICES
    DEPARTMENT COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIONS AND LEGAL SERVICES
    JOB GRADE CAJ 7
    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    This position is responsible to the Director Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services in the resolution of complaints and rendering of legal services in line with the mandate of the Commission.

    MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

    The position will be based at CAJ - Nyahururu office and will:-

    • Promote and facilitate resolution of complaints and disputes as per the Commission’s mandate
    • Attend to clients on matters relating to the Commission’s mandate and offer legal advice;
    • Represent the Commission in legal proceedings;
    • Assist the Commission in conducting hearings, inquiries and investigations in matters falling within its mandate;
    • Conduct legal research on matters relating to administrative justice and other legal matters;
    • Prepare periodic reports on complaints handled by the Commission;
    • Prepare legal and advisory opinions;
    • Provide recommendations or remedial alternatives for resolution of disputes;
    • Any other duty assigned by the Commission.

    COMPETENCIES

    For appointment to this position, a candidate must;

    • Have a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B) from a recognized university.
    • Post graduate diploma in Law
    • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.
    • Must be a member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
    • At least 3 years’ of post admission to the bar experience
    • Ability to undertake research and provide sound legal opinions
    • Knowledge and exposure to Alternative Dispute Resolution will be an added advantage
    • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

    CLEARANCE/COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATES

    Applicants must attach copies of clearance or compliance certificates from:-

    • Kenya Revenue Authority
    • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
    • A credit reference bureau
    • Higher Education Loans Board

    Method of Application

    Applicants to submit copies of clearance and/or compliance certificates from:

    1. Kenya Revenue Authority
    2. Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
    3. Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
    4. A credit reference bureau
    5. Higher Education Loans Board

    The closing date is on 9th March 2021 at 4.30pm.

    The Application letter together with a detailed CV, Copies of certificates and clearances should be addressed to:

    THE COMMISSION SECRETARY
    COMMISSION ON ADMINISTRATIVE JUSTICE
    2ND FLOOR, WEST END TOWERS- WAIYAKI WAY
    P O BOX 20414 CITY SQUARE 00200
    NAIROBI

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