Legal Officer II (Advisory Services) Job Vacancy in Kenya

Office of the Ombudsman

Position Title: Legal Officer II (Advisory Services) 

The Commission on Administrative Justice (Office of the Ombudsman) is a Constitutional Commission established under Article 59 (4), Chapter fifteen of the Constitution and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011 with the mandate of addressing all forms of maladministration in the public sector in Kenya.

The Commission is also charged with overseeing and enforcing the implementation of the Access to Information Act, 2016.

The Commission seeks to fill the following position:-

Job Ref: CAJ/JOB/011/08/2023

Reporting: Assistant Director Advisory Unit

Department: Advisory Unit

Job Grade: CAJ 7

No. of Posts: 1

Terms of Employment: Permanent And Pensionable

Duty Station: Head Office

Duties and Responsibilities

i. Opening case files for cases instituted before the Commission;

ii. Opening, maintaining and updating case registers;

iii. Preparing case files for hearing;

iv. Drafting legal opinions and legal briefs;

v. Drafting legal documents/instruments, leases and contracts; and

vi. Conducting legal research on pending case files and come up with an opinion to facilitate the justice process.

Job Specification

For appointment to this position, a candidate must;

  • Have a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B) from a recognized university;
  • Have Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • Must have post-graduate experience of three (3) years in a related role
  • Must be a member to a professional Body in good standing
  • Must have a certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution;
  • Legal drafting skills will be an added advantage
  • Certification in any foreign language will be an added advantage

Application Process

All interested candidates who meet the job indent for this position are encouraged to send hard copy of their application letter, curriculum vitae and copies of their academic and professional certificates together with a clear National Identification card by 25th September 2023 at 5.00p.m. to:-

The Commission Secretary
Commission on Administrative Justice
2nd Floor, Westend Towers – Waiyaki Way
P O Box 20414 City Square 00200