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  • Posted: May 23, 2023
    Deadline: May 31, 2023
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    The Council of Governors is composed of the Governors of the forty-seven counties and its main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter - county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to t...
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    Legal Officer, Legislative and Policy Monitoring

    Job Purpose

    • To review policy and legislative proposals and prepare advisories to the Council of Governors.
    • Reporting to the Director, Legal Services, the Legal Officer will perform the following

    Duties and responsibilities:

    •  Support the development of memoranda and reviews on Bills and Policies arising from the assigned Committees.
    • Support in the monitoring and tracking Bills before Parliament.
    • Provide periodic updates on Parliament Order Papers, Bill Trackers, Hansard and Gazette notices.
    • Track the uptake of COG proposals in both houses of parliament and bring the controversial ones to the attention of the Council.
    • Prepare advisory opinions on assented Bills.
    • Assist in planning for the training of County Attorneys on legislative drafting.
    • Update the database of all laws passed and reviewed by Parliament on devolution.
    • Update the database on laws passed by County Assemblies.
    • Participate in law reform exercises initiated by the Attorney-General or by other
    • Ministries and draft the requisite legislation.
    • Provide advisory and legal support services and technical assistance on policy and legislation in Council’s Committees.
    • Review and provide feedback on the legal aspects affecting the assigned Committees.
    • Monitor policy and legislative developments and trends of the assigned Committees.
    • Carry out research on legal reforms relevant to devolution
    • Maintain database of all gazetted matters which relate to the Council

    Minimum Qualifications and Experience:
    Academic and Professional Qualifications

    •  Bachelor of Laws from a recognized institution.
    •  Postgraduate diploma of laws and admission as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
    •  A valid practicing certificate.

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

    • Membership to the Law Society of Kenya.


    •  Minimum of one (1) year experience.

    Functional Skills

    •  Basic understanding of international and national goals, policies, objectives, and ability to relate them to Council’s mandate.
    •  Basic understanding of Devolution as enshrined in the Constitution.
    •  Basic understanding of government policies, regulations, and procedures.
    •  Ability to develop policy and implement strategy.
    •  Ability to undertake stakeholder management.
    •  Negotiation Skills.
    •  Communication skills
    •  Leadership skills
    •  Conflict resolution skills
    •  People management skills
    •  Professionalism

    Duration of the Assignment

    • The duration of the engagement will be three (3) years renewable for a similar term subject to performance and availability of funds.

    Method of Application

    Interested persons should send their CV with names and addresses of three referees and Cover letter to on or before Wednesday 31st May, 2023, indicating the name of the position in the subject on the email.
    Council of Governors is an equal opportunity Employer.
    Persons living with disabilities and Persons from the marginalized areas are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic

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