Legal Officer at Office of the Controller of Budget

The Office of the Controller of Budget (OCOB) was established by the Constitution of Kenya 2010, under Article 228 and became operational upon the appointment of the Controller of budget on 27th August 2011. Prior to this, some of the functions of the Office of the Controller of Budget were performed by the Controller and Auditor General and the Treasury while others did not exist.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Manager Legal Services, this position is responsible for implementation of legal policies, systems and procedures and undertake research on legal matters.

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • A Post Graduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law;
  • Must have a valid practicing certificate
  • Must be well versed with the Constitution of Kenya;
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience in legal practice


  • Prepare contract documents, leases and agreements between the office and other stakeholders and monitor legal obligations under the agreement to ensure compliance;
  • Preparation of court pleadings and attending to court matters;
  • Maintain a comprehensive database of all legal matters with up to date status reports;
  • Implement legal policies, procedures and ensure delivery of the strategy under the set timeless;
  • Prepare and submit monthly monitoring reports and other periodic or special legal reports;
  • Undertake research on legal matters and prepare legal opinions;
  • Draft and/or review legal documents, instruments and monitor legal obligations
  • Advise on statutory compliance;
  • Assist in formulation, implementation and or amendment of office policies;

Method of Application

Candidates shortlisted for interviews for the above positions will be required to submit the following;

  1. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  2. Clearance Certificate from  Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Certificate of Good Conduct from  the Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Applications should be sent by post or hand delivered to our Office addressed to:
The Controller of Budget Bima House 12th Floor, Harambee Avenue. P.O Box 35616-00100 Nairobi

so as to reach the Office of the Controller of Budget NOT LATER THAN 14th July, 2020 AT 5.00PM.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Office of the Controller of Budget is an equal opportunity employer.

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