Senior Legal Officer – Regulatory Framework Job Vacancy in Kenya

Capital Markets Authority

Position Title: Senior Legal Officer – Regulatory Framework

The Capital Markets Authority is a statutory agency charged with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient capital market in Kenya.

The Authority invites applications from qualified candidates for the following positions:

(Grade 5)

Ref: CMA/SLORF/08/2023

1 Post

Job Purpose: Reporting to the Manager, Legal Framework, Responsiveness and Analysis, the Senior Legal Officer, Regulatory Framework will be responsible for development of and review of robust and responsive capital markets legal and regulatory frameworks, providing technical advisories and interpretation of the capital market and related legal and regulatory framework.

This is a position under permanent and pensionable terms of service.

Job Responsibilities

1) Coordinating legal research to ensure that policy requirements can be accurately translated into workable legislative instruments;

2) Interpreting the Capital Markets Legal and Regulatory framework through periodic advisories;

3) Planning and conducting diagnostic studies and reviews to assess impediments to capital markets development and barriers to full implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Principles and other international standards;

4) Facilitating discussions with internal and external stakeholders to secure broad-based consensus on new internal and external legal initiatives to address policy, legal,
regulatory, supervisory, institutional, and capacity constraints to the development of the capital markets in Kenya; and

5) Implementing a harmonized legal and regulatory framework for the East African community.

Minimum Requirements

a) Bachelors Degree in Law;

b) At least four (4) years related work experience;

c) Relevant professional qualification; and

d) A supervisory course lasting not less than two (2) weeks is an added advantage.

Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies

1) Report writing skills;

2) Understanding of the Kenyan legislative and judicial system

3) Analytical skills;

4) Legislative drafting skills;

5) Integrity and honesty;

6) Organizations skills;

7) Detail oriented; and

8) Negotiation skills.

How to Apply

If you meet the above requirements, please send an application letter and Curriculum Vitae only in pdf format to

Applications to be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Capital Markets Authority
P. O. Box 74800-00200

Applications should be received on or before September 25,2023 at 5.00pm

Shortlisted applicants will be required to fulfil requirements under Chapter (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations

2. Ethics and Anti-corruption Clearance Certificate (EACC)

3. Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) Clearance Certificate

4. Current Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority

5. Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) Clearance Certificate

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

“Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply”.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.