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  • Posted: Jun 4, 2021
    Deadline: Jun 14, 2021
  • The Commission was established when the fiscal sustainability of the wage-bill; attraction and retention of requisite skills to execute public service functions; productivity and performance; and transparency and fairness in remuneration setting and review, is seriously in question. It came at a time when the slow growth of the economy and high cost of li...
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    Principal Legal Officer

    Job purpose

    The Role holder is responsible for the provision of efficient legal services, provide legal advice, handle and manage litigation and prepare legal instruments to ensure the Commission’s interests are safeguarded.


    • Draft, review and interpret contracts and other legal documents,
    • Represent the Commission in proceedings before court, arbitral or quasi-judicial bodies, including preparation and filing of necessary legal documents,
    • Liaise with external lawyers and relevant actors on matters before court,
    • Undertake legal research, prepare legal opinions and provide legal advice,
    • Disseminate relevant laws, regulations and guidelines to relevant stakeholders,
    • Undertake review of the legal framework for remuneration and benefits for the public service, including conducting comparative analysis of the Kenyan legal framework and those of other jurisdictions and make recommendations to strengthen the legal framework as appropriate,
    • Analyse the judgements made by courts and other quasi-judicial bodies to ensure that emerging issues are identified and make appropriate recommendations,
    • Keep the legal department informed of developments in laws and regulations that potentially affect the Commission,
    • Prepare and submit monthly reports to the Head of Legal Services,
    • Contribute to the development of the work plan, policies and procedures of the Department, (xi) Supervise and evaluate performance of legal clerk,
    • Provide secretarial services to the Commission’s Legal Committee as may be assigned by the Head of Legal,

    Key Competencies

    • Ability to identify customer needs, develop service standards and deliver service excellence,
    • Capacity to demonstrate strategic mind-set and innovation,
    • Ability to deliver results in a complex and dynamic environment,
    • Demonstrate ability to manage and lead high performing teams,
    • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant legislation and applicable standards, (vi)High level of integrity and interpersonal skills,
    • Ability to work with minimum supervision and under strict timelines, (viii) High level of attention to detail,
    • Possess problem solving skills,
    • Knowledge of relevant computer applications, 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified persons are requested to submit their applications indicating their current salary together with a detailed Curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials.

    Shortlisted candidates MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing original copies of the following documents during interviews;

    1. A valid tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
    2. A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI);
    3. A valid Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB); and
    4. A valid Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) (Must provide certificate or report)

    Application to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked at the top “Application
    for the position of……” and mailed OR delivered to:

    The Commission Secretary
    Salaries and Remuneration Commission
    Williamson House 6th Floor
    4th Ngong Avenue
    P.O. Box 43126 – 00100

    To be received on or before 14th June, 2021.
    Salaries and Remuneration Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Qualified candidates irrespective of their gender, race, culture, religion or disability are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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