(22 POSTS) VACANCIES AT THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY- COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KILIFI- APPLY BEFORE 2ND JUNE 2021

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OF KILIFI
COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
VACANCIES ANNOUNCEMENT
The Kilifi County Public Service Board wishes to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill the following positions.
OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ATTORNEY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LITIGATION J/G ‘Q’ (1 POST) RE: CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/06/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Representing the County Government in court
Handle public interest litigation
Handle pro-bono cases and facilitate public participation as directed by the County Attorney
Prosecution of county offences in liaison with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
Advising on legal policy issues.
Reviewing and preparing legal documents.
Initiating negotiations on settlement and pursuing alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Provide technical legal support to the county departments.
Preparing legal opinions.
Recommend legal and policy reform
Coordinate capacity building in research and knowledge management
Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the County Attorney.
Requirements for appointment
Must be a Kenyan citizen.
Bachelors of Law degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
A Certificate of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Must have a current practicing certificate.
Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.
Must have at least 7 years working experience in a busy private or public organization
Exhibited thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and the ability to relate them to proper management of legal affairs
Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance
Possession of a Master’s degree, certification in any ADR course and leadership course will be considered an added advantage
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 – 133,870 p.m
Other Allowances as are issued by SRC .

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LEGAL SERVICES J/G ‘Q’ (1 POST) RE:CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/07/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Representing the County Government in court
Advising on legal and policy issues on county documents.
Reviewing legal documents.
Preparing agreements, legal documents and initiating contracts negotiations.
Provide technical legal support to the county departments.
Preparing legal opinions and undertaking law reviews.
Recommend legal and policy reform
Legislative drafting
Ensure compliance of the County Government with national, regional and international legal documents
Coordinate capacity building in research and knowledge management
Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the County Attorney.
Requirements for appointment
Must be a Kenyan citizen.
Bachelors of Law degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
A Certificate of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Must have a current practicing certificate.
Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.
Must have at least 7 years post admission working experience in a busy private or public organization
Demonstrable understanding of legal aspects in land, maritime, tax, finance, public investment, public administration and intellectual property rights
Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance
Exhibited thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and the ability to relate them to proper management of legal affairs
Possession of a Master’s degree, certification in any ADR course and leadership course will be considered an added advantage
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution

Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Ksh. 99,900 – 133,870 p.m
Other Allowances as are issued by SRC .

PRINCIPAL LEGAL COUNSEL J/G ‘P’ (2POSTS) RE:CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/08/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Providing Legal services to the County Government
Prove advice on legal matters.
Advice on County Government policy and other legal documents.
Review legal documents/instructions.
Preparing contracts documents and initiating contracts negotiations.
Provide technical legal support to the county departments.
Draft laws and regulations.
Advice on legal and statutory interpretations on governance.
Representing the County Government in Court.
Handle pro-bono cases and facilitate public participation as directed by the County Attorney
Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the County Attorney.
Requirements for appointment
Be a holder of a first degree in Law from a university recognized in Kenya.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
A Certificate of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Must have a current practicing certificate
Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
Have at least 5year post admission experience in a busy public or private organization.
Exemplary understanding of civil and criminal procedures.
Exhibited thorough understanding of legal aspects of land, public administration and devolution
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution



Terms of service: Contract

Salary Scale: Ksh. 87,360 – 121,430 p.m
Other Allowances as ar

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL J/G ‘N’ (4POSTS) RE:CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/09/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Providing Legal advice to the County Government
Prepare preliminary legal documents.
Review legal documents/instructions.
Preparing contracts and other legal documents.
Preparing legal opinions and other documents.
Legislative drafting.
Handle pro-bono cases and facilitate public participation as directed by the County Attorney
Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the County Attorney.
Requirements for appointment
Be a holder of a first degree in Law from a university recognized in Kenya.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
A Certificate of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Must have a current practicing certificate
Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
Have at least 3 year post admission experience in a busy public or private organization.
Exemplary understanding of civil and criminal procedures.
Exhibited thorough understanding of legal aspects of land, public administration and devolution
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Ksh. 56,370 – 87,360 p.m
Other Allowances as are issued by SRC .



LEGAL COUNSEL J/G ‘M’ (4POSTS) RE: CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/10/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Advising on legal policy issues and legal documents.
Representing the County Government in Court.
Assist in preparing contracts documents and initiating contracts negotiations.
Review legal documents/instructions.
Provide technical support to the County departments.
Preparing legal opinions and undertaking law reviews.
Legislative drafting.
Handle pro-bono cases and facilitate public participation as directed by the County Attorney
Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the County Attorney.
Requirements for appointment
Bachelors of law degree from a university recognized in Kenya.
A Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
A Certificate of admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Must have a current practicing certificate
Have proficiency in the use of basic computer applications
Have at least 2 year experience in a busy public or private organization.
Exemplary understanding of civil and criminal procedures.
Exhibited thorough understanding of legal aspects of land, public administration and devolution
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Ksh. 49,000 – 65,120 p.m
Other Allowances as are issued by SRC .

LEGAL RESEARCHER J/G ‘K’ (3 POSTS) RE:CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/11/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Assist in development of legal policies.
Provide professional research assistance and analysis to the county departments.
Compile reports and formulate draft laws and policies.
Provision of expert interpretation, explanation and analysis.
Prepare explanatory notes and briefs on new laws, policies and emerging topical issues
Undertake background research for speeches, cabinet papers and other topical papers on legal aspect
To give advice on legal requirements in the department.
Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the County Attorney
Requirements for appointment
Must be a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in law from a university recognized in Kenya.
Ability to read widely and make compelling write ups
Good communication, presentation, research, organization and analytical skills.
Exhibited thorough understanding of legal aspects of land, public administration and devolution
Demonstrable experience through research paper (published or unpublished)
Have proficiency in use of basic computer applications.
Must have at least 2 years working experience.
Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Ksh. 38,270 – 51,170 p.m
Other Allowances as are issued by SRC .

LEGAL ASSISTANT J/G ‘H’ (4 POSTS) RE:
CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/12/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
To coordinate filling and service of legal documents.
To oversee timely drafting and filling of pleadings and legal documents.
Regular errands to public registries, courts and other relevant areas as directed
Facilitate preparation and attendance of witnesses.
Compilation of legal documents for pre-trial conferencing
Keeping and communicating to counsel on the court diary
Receiving correspondence and facilitating timely dispatch of correspondence
Perform any other duties as shall be assigned by the County Attorney
Requirements for appointment
Diploma in legal studies or relevant study
Have understanding of legal processes
Have proficiency in use of basic computer applications.
Have experience in records and files management
Be able to work with minimum supervision
Exhibited thorough understanding of legal aspects of land, public administration and devolution
Licensed court process server an added advantage
Minimum 2 years work experience in a busy law firm
Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Ksh. 25,470 – 33,950 p.m
Other Allowances as are issued by SRC .

CHIEF OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR J/G ‘M’ (1 POST) RE: CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/13/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Maintaining an up to date filling system of legal documents.
Ensuring security of office records, documents and equipment
Handling telephone calls and appointments
Taking oral dictation, word and data processing
Operating office equipment
Managing e-office; word and data processing
Maintaining office diary, appointments and travel itineraries
Coordinating schedules of meetings
Ensuring security integrity and confidentiality of office records, equipment and documents including classified materials
Establishing and monitoring procedures for record keeping of correspondence and file movements
Handling customer inquiries and complaints
Managing office protocol and etiquette
Undertaking any other office administrative services duties that may be assigned
Requirements for appointment
Have a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, or Business
Management from a university recognized in Kenya with a course on legal studies.
Have a diploma in a relevant study
Have a minimum of 5 years’ working experience in public or private sector as an administrator, secretary or front office
Have proficiency in use of basic computer applications.
Be able to work with minimum supervision.
Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results
Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Ksh. 49,000– 65,120 p.m.
Other Allowances as are issued by SRC .



ASSISTANT OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR J/G ‘H’ (2 POSTS) RE:CG/KLF/CPSB/ADVRT/14/05/21
Duties and responsibilities
Maintaining an up to date filling system of legal documents.
Ensuring security of office records, documents and equipment
Handling telephone calls and appointments
Taking oral dictation, word and data processing
Operating office equipment
Undertaking any other office administrative services duties that may be assigned
Requirements for appointment
Have a diploma in Business Administration, Business/Office Management.
Minimum 3 years working experience in public or private sector as an administrator, secretary or front office, preferably a law firm.
Certificate in computer applications.
Be able to work with minimum supervision.
Thorough understanding of devolution and public administration
Letter of recommendation from previous employer
Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution
Terms of service: Contract
Salary Scale: Kshs. 25,470 – 33,950 p.m
Other Allowances are as issued by SRC.

For candidates to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, all applicants must obtain the following:

  • Tax compliance certificate from KRA
  • Clearance certificate from HELB
  • Clearance certificate from Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC)
  • Certificate of good conduct (DCC)
  • Credit Reference Bureau clearance

Interested candidates who meet the set criteria MUST use the Application for Employment Form (KCPSB 001) and attach copies of ID, CV, academic/professional certificates and testimonials.

The form can either be;

  • Obtained from the Kilifi County Public Service Board Offices OR
  • Downloaded from the Kilifi County website

Applicants can choose to;
Deliver the form to the Office of the Secretary; County Public Service Board at the Kilifi Complex Centre, Tuskys Building 2nd Floor
Address it to;-
THE SECRETARY, COUNTY PUBLIC SERVICE BOARD
KILIFI COUNTY GOVERNMENT
P.O BOX 491-80108
KILIFI
All applications in hard copy stating the post applied for should be received not later than 5.00pm on 2nd day of June, 2021.
Kilifi County is an equal opportunity employer hence encourages women and physically challenged persons to apply.
Note:
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.



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