July 18, 2024
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Kisii County Government Principal Legal Counsel Job Vacancy 2024

Under Article 235 of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 59 of the County Governments Act Revised Edition 2020 [2012] Kisii County Public Service Board invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant posts.



Requirements for appointment

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen.
  • Bachelor of Law (L.L.B) degree from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  • A master’s degree in law or any other social science from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  • Membership to the Law Society of Kenya
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • A minimum experience of five (5) years in either public or private legal practice;
  • Proficiency in computer skills
  • Satisfies requirement of chapter six of the constitution of Kenya 2010 on leadership and integrity.
  • Membership of the institute of certified secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) will be an added advantage.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Negotiate, draft, vet and interpret documents and agreements for and on behalf of the county executive drafting leases and contracts.
  • Assist in Formulation and review of county laws in consultation with the County Attorney;
  • On the instructions of the County Attorney, Prepare legal opinion to the County Executive on legislative and other legal matters;
  • Prepare cabinet memoranda;
  • Support in drafting and Publication of legislative proposals for the County Government
  • Initiating and undertaking research on emerging legal issues and preparing Legal opinions and briefs;
  • Handle corporate legal matters under the instructions of the County Attorney
  • Shall, on the instructions of the county attorney, represent the county executive in court or in any other legal proceedings to which the county executive is a party, other than criminal proceedings;
  • Perform any other duties that may be delegated by the County Attorney.

Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable Remunerations: as per SRC Guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE:                                 

Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents will lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please be informed that Kisii County Public Service Board (CPSB) DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEE or USE AGENTS.

All copies of Academic Certificates and Testimonials MUST be certified by a commissioner for Oaths.

Upon offer of employment, the successful candidates shall present evidence of having satisfied the requirements of chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by providing the following:

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
  2. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  3. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board. (HELB).
  4. Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti- Corruption Commission (EACC).
  5. A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

How to apply

Applications should be submitted in a sealed envelope indicating the position applied for; department whilst enclosed together with a copy of the National ID detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of all relevant certificates and testimonials, to reach on or before 3rdJuly, 2024 at 5.00 p.m. and addressed to:

The Ag. -Secretary

Kisii County Public Service Board

P.O Box 1848-40200, KISII

Applications can be dropped at the Kisii County Public Service Board offices situated at Kisii – Kilgoris road near the Kisii Cathedral junction.

For further information, please visit www.kisii.go.ke

Kisii County is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified Kenyans including Women and Persons Living with Disability are encouraged to apply

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