Chief State Counsel at Public Service Commission
- Company: Public Service Commission
- Location: Kenya
- State: Nairobi
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Kenya
- a minimum service period of fifteen (15) years, one (1) of which should have been in the grade of Deputy Chief State Counsel, CSG 6 or in a comparable and relevant position in the wider public service;
- a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) from a university recognized in Kenya;
- a Post Graduate Diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law;
- been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; and
- demonstrated professional and administrative competence
Note: Possession of a certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme (SLDP) lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution; and a Masters degree in Law or relevant Social Science from a university recognized in Kenya will be considered as an added advantage.
An officer at this level will be deployed to head either a Legal Department/Divisions/Regional Offices within the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice or to any Government Ministries/State Departments. Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
- administration of civil registry, allocation of case files, legal advice to and undertaking litigation on behalf of National and County governments, undertaking arbitrations, asset-tracing and recovery/debt collection;
- drafting and reviewing complex documents, contracts and international agreements;
- drafting of complex bills and subsidiary legislation;
- providing legal advice and opinions to Ministries/State Departments and State Corporations;
- preparation of statutes for revision and publication of the annual supplement to the Laws of Kenya;
- overseeing and coordinating administration of Estates and Trusts in Head Office as well as Regional offices;
- oversee and co-ordinate legal functions, property management and conveyance and co-ordinate Ex-Officio Agents;
- carrying out in-house settlement of disputes;
- prosecuting matters before the Disciplinary Tribunal and handling alternative dispute resolution;
- undertaking duties of an Official Receiver or Deputy Registrar;
- supervision of registries including companies, business names, societies, coat of arms, marriages, divorce and adoptions;
- signing of statutory documents and issuing gazette notices;
- initiating research on emerging legal issues, preparing legal opinions and briefs; and initiating policy research, formulation and reform; advising Ministries/State Departments on legal policy issues; preparing periodic/country reports and ensuring compliance with regional and international instruments, ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity
How to Apply
Applications are invited from qualified persons for the positions shown below. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications as follows:
by completing ONE PSC 2 (Revised 2016) application form. The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s
Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IS COMMITTED TO AVAILING EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO ALL KENYANS. PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED AND THE MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews.
Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.
Completed applications should be sent or delivered to:
THE SECRETARY/CEO PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION
COMMISSION HOUSE P.O. BOX 30095 – 00100 NAIROBI