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  • Posted: Dec 22, 2021
    Deadline: Jan 3, 2022
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  • Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya. The Service seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative and experienced individuals to fill the under-listed positions at its Airwing located at Wilson Airport.
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    Chief Manager, Legal Services

    Job Grade “3”

    Advert Ref: No. KWS/63/2021

    Reporting to the Corporation Secretary/Director Legal Services, the overall responsibility will be to assist with effective and efficient management of corporate affairs, managing litigation and review of progress of outstanding litigation matters and compliance with enabling legal matters and other relevant legislations.

    Duties & Responsibilities

    • Advising the Service on various legal matters and monitoring the compliance of the Service with various applicable regulations;
    • Managing litigation and review of progress of outstanding litigation matters;
    • Support provision of services by the field Legal Officers;
    • Oversee compliance issues within the Service;
    • Providing timely legal advice to assist the Service in making an informed decision;
    • Support in the development of Board calendars;
    • Liaising with Attorney General’s (AG’s) office and advising the Service on legal matters;
    • Attending to legal matters of the Service including advising, vetting and drafting of legal agreements in relation to the Service’s operations; and
    • Liaising with the functional units on queries or legal matters that should arise that relate to the Service’s affairs.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized institution;
    • Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law;
    • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • Must be Certified Public Secretary in good standing;
    • Experience in handling litigation in court;
    • Management course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience four (4) of which should have been in a management role in the Public or Private Sector;
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution; and
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

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    Legal Officer - Corporate Services

    Reporting to the Chief Manager Legal Services, the overall responsibility will be handling of legal and secretarial matters within the organization.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Participating in drawing and vetting of contracts, leases and the legal agreements;
    • Attending to litigation matters in court and ensuring that cases involving the Service are defended before the courts successfully;
    • Compiling information and evidence on cases;
    • Participating in negotiations of treaties and contracts between the company and other parties/organizations;
    • Providing legal opinions/advice and reports on legal matters as required;
    • Interpreting legal instruments and statutes;
    • Participating in filing and maintenance court proceedings;
    • Safe custody of company documents, other records and securities;
    • Negotiating disputes with customers and other parties with a view to settling them out of court;
    • Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time;

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law
    • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Membership with a relevant professional body
    • Three (3) years working experience in a large institution
    • Experience in handling litigation in court;

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified individuals should download the KWS APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT FORM on the website, fill and forward the same enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than 3rd January, 2022 at 4.30pm.

    Director General

    Kenya Wildlife Service

    P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Email: [email protected]

    Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage:-

    • Police Clearance Certificate.
    • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
    • Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).
    • Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.

     Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation/details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

    NB: The Service shall submit names of all shortlisted candidates to EACC for integrity verification as per the new guideline hence submission of self-declaration form is not a mandatory requirement at this stage.

    KWS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to implementing affirmative action. In this regard, youth, women, people living with disabilities and those from marginalized groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply

    Applications without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation/details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.

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