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Legal Officer 1 (Litigation)

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Evaluate findings and developing strategies & arguments in preparation for presentation of Corporations cases;
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions,
  • Select and identify, meeting with and questioning witnesses before and during the course of a trial;
  • Present evidence in defense or prosecution / support of the Corporation’s cases;
  • Prepare and draft legal documents such as; plaints, notice of motions, chamber summons, originating summons, miscellaneous applications, references, petitions, affidavits and such other pleadings;
  • Prepare legal briefs and opinions and filing appeals in appropriate courts;
  • Seek expert opinion from professional colleagues with specialized experience/skills in appropriate areas/field of the legal issue to establish and verify basis for legal proceedings or otherwise;
  • Witness the execution of legal documents;
  • Advise the Corporation on matters of probate and administration of estates of deceased individuals.
  • Carry out training needs assessment, planning, coordinating and facilitating training for staff in litigation;
  • Respond to correspondence on legal matters, on behalf of the Corporation.
  • Helping develop and interpret laws and legislation, and establish enforcement procedures;
  • Review the Corporation’s external advocates’ progress reports on court matters.

Person Specifications

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The job holder must possess;

  • Bachelors of Law degree from a recognized University
  • Post graduate Diploma in law from the Kenya school of law or any other recognised institution
  • Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Six(6) years experience in law practice or as an Advocate or Legal Officer
  • Member of the law society of Kenya or other recognized professional body

Note: Successful candidates will be subject to performance contracting.

Legal Assistants

NHC/LA/03/2022

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and draft legal documents such as; plaints, notice of motions, chamber summons, originating summons, miscellaneous applications, references, petitions, affidavits and such other pleadings;
  • Interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case;
  • Verify legal documents and fee notes drawn by external lawyers.
  • Liaise with external lawyers to facilitate an efficient collection and preparation of information related to court cases.
  • Prepare and authenticate standard legal documents.
  • Filing of legal briefs and opinions.
  • Attending court sessions and taking notes of proceedings.
  • Filing appeals in appropriate courts.
  • Examine public and other lawful records and write opinions.
  • Keep log of environmental law matters.
  • Draft responses to correspondences on legal matters on behalf of the Corporation.
  • Collection and preparation of information related to Court.
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Person Specifications

The job holder must possess;

  • Have O’ level KCSE mean Grade C (plain) or KCE Division III
  • Possess a Diploma in Law and or legal studies from the Kenya School of Law or other recognised institution
  • Have three (3) years experience in the discharge of legal duties
  • Must be a registered Court Process Server.
  • Be a team player with skills in the use of Ms Office Suite

Note: Successful candidates will be subject to performance contracting.

Remuneration & Employment Terms

  • Senior Legal Officer Grade 11 Gross: Ksh. 165,749 – 230,715 Per month
  • Legal officer 1 Grade 10 Gross: Ksh. 137,703 – 191,840 Per month
  • Legal Assistant Grade 07 Gross: Ksh. 74,953 – 106,283 Per month.

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