Jobs Career Advice Signup

Send this job to a friend


Did you notice an error or suspect this job is scam? Tell us.

  • Posted: Sep 27, 2022
    Deadline: Oct 11, 2022
  • Never pay for any CBT, test or assessment as part of any recruitment process. When in doubt, contact us

    The National Land Commission of Kenya is an independent government commission whose establishment was provided for by the Constitution of Kenya to, amongst other things, manage public land on behalf of the national and county governments, initiate investigations into present or historical land injustices and recommend appropriate redress, and monitor and hav...
    Read more about this company


    Senior Legal Officer (1) Post

    Job purpose:
    This job is responsible for provision of support in the preparation of court cases and conducting legal research necessary for the successful representation of the Commission in the courts.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Review and file pleadings, petitions and other documents relevant to court actions to ensure that the legal team is assisted in the preparation for court cases.
    • Assist in the translation of legal documents for use by the legal team in the department.
    • Participate in the preliminary review of cases received by the commission and draft new case reports to ensure that the management is adequately advised on legal transactions in the Commission.
    • Attend court and represent the Commission in cases where the Commission is a party
    • Prepare legal opinions and case summaries on a need basis.
    • Liaise with external counsels on matters where the Commission has instructed external counsel to ensure successful finalization of such counsel.
    • Sealing, executing, commissioning and attesting to pleadings legal documents and leases to public land.
    • Liaising with courts as Court Users on behalf of the Commission.
    • Providing legal assistance to the Commission’s tribunals and Committees.
    • Advising the Director Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolutions.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills):

    Academic Qualifications;

    • Bachelor of laws degree(LLB) or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution.
    • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies;
    • Postgraduate diploma in law from Kenya School of Law.
    • Member of Law Society of Kenya.
    • Previous relevant work experience required.
    • Must have served and held similar position for at least five (5) years in public service or related sector.

    Applicants must possess level of knowledge and skills in the following areas;

    • Communication skills.
    • Interpersonal skills.
    • Organisational skills.
    • Ability to lead and manage teams.
    • Problem solving skills.

    Method of Application

    Job applicants should attach all requisite academic and professional certificates to the application form which is to be downloaded from the Commission website.
    Details of academic and professional certificates not obtained by closure of the advert will not be accepted. 
    Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity card, academic & professional certificates, transcripts and testimonials during interviews. 
    Please note that it’s a criminal offence to present unauthentic certificates. 
    If you possess or meet the above qualifications, please send;
    Your application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae including names of three referees and their full contacts (Name, Post Office Box number, email address, and day time telephone/mobile phone contacts)
    Visit our website for instructions on how to apply and to download employment application form. Applicants MUST apply both online and submit hard copies of their application.
    In case you do not hear from us, please consider yourself unsuccessful.
    Please note that canvassing for this position will lead to automatic disqualification.

    Upon granting an offer of employment, a successful candidate MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing copies of the following documents;

    • A valid Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • A valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
    • A valid Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
    • A valid Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
    • A valid Clearance form from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

    Applications should reach the office of the Secretary/CEO, National Land Commission by 11th October, 2022 on/or before 5.00pm.
    The National Land Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people from marginalized areas and Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    All hardcopy application should be submitted to:

    The Secretary/CEO 
    National Land Commission 2nd Ngong Road Avenue,
    316 UpperHill Chambers Building, 
    19th Floor, P.O Box 44417-00100,

    Build your CV for free. Download in different templates.

  • Send your application

    View All Vacancies at National Land Commission Back To Home

Subscribe to Job Alert


Join our happy subscribers

Send your application through

GmailGmail YahoomailYahoomail