Legal Officer II at Commission on Administrative Justice (CAJ)

The Commission on Administrative Justice, more commonly known as (Office of the Ombudsman), is a constitutional commission established under Article 59(4) of the Constitution, and the Commission on Administrative Justice Act, 2011.

The mandate of the Office of the Ombudsman is two-fold and extends to both national and county governments. Firstly, the Commission has the mandate of tackling maladministration (improper administration) in the public sector. In this regard, the Commission is empowered to, among other things, investigate complaints of delay, abuse of power, unfair treatment, manifest injustice or discourtesy. Secondly, the Commission has the mandate of overseeing and enforcing the implementation of the Access to Information Act, 2016.

Job Description/Requirements

REPORTING DIRECTOR COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIONS AND LEGAL SERVICES
DEPARTMENT COMPLAINTS, INVESTIGATIONS AND LEGAL SERVICES
JOB GRADE CAJ 7
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT PERMANENT AND PENSIONABLE

JOB DESCRIPTION

This position is responsible to the Director Complaints, Investigations and Legal Services in the resolution of complaints and rendering of legal services in line with the mandate of the Commission.

Main Responsibilities

The position will be based at CAJ – Nyahururu office and will:-

  • Promote and facilitate resolution of complaints and disputes as per the Commission’s mandate
  • Attend to clients on matters relating to the Commission’s mandate and offer legal advice;
  • Represent the Commission in legal proceedings;
  • Assist the Commission in conducting hearings, inquiries and investigations in matters falling within its mandate;
  • Conduct legal research on matters relating to administrative justice and other legal matters;
  • Prepare periodic reports on complaints handled by the Commission;
  • Prepare legal and advisory opinions;
  • Provide recommendations or remedial alternatives for resolution of disputes;
  • Any other duty assigned by the Commission.

Competencies

For appointment to this position, a candidate must;

  • Have a Bachelor of Law Degree (LL.B) from a recognized university.
  • Post graduate diploma in Law
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.
  • Must be a member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
  • At least 3 years’ of post admission to the bar experience
  • Ability to undertake research and provide sound legal opinions
  • Knowledge and exposure to Alternative Dispute Resolution will be an added advantage
  • Have excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

Clearance/compliance Certificates

Applicants must attach copies of clearance or compliance certificates from:-

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (CID)
  • A credit reference bureau
  • Higher Education Loans Board

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