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County Attorney

at Nyandarua County
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted February 11, 2019
Category Legal
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch

Description

COUNTY ATTORNEY (ONE POST):
a) Duties and Responsibilities
a) Drafting and publication of legislative proposals for the County Government of Nyandarua and its entities therein;
b) Negotiating, drafting, vetting and interpreting local and international treaties for and on behalf of the County Government and it’s entities therein;
c) Represent the County Government in court in all legal proceedings arising from County legislation or any other legislation to which the County Government is a party or has interest (Other than criminal proceedings);
d) Handle public litigation and represent any member of the public when necessary;
e) In Conjunction with the Director of Public Prosecutions, prosecute offenses resulting from County legislation, National legislation, International Law, Human Rights, Consumer Protection and Legal aid;
f) Shall be the link between the County Government, other County Governments and the National Government on legal matters and shall do so in liaison with the Office of the Council of Governors and the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya;
g) Shall, in conjunction with the Commission of Administrative Justice, be the Ombudsman’s representative and shall, in that regard, receive public complaints;
h) Undertake legal audits to ensure that all County and National Legislation that are applicable in the county are complied with or enforced;
i) Shall be responsible for publication of County Gazette, Bills and Acts of County Assembly;

Experience Requirements

Has practiced for at least Five (5) years of relevant experience since admission;
Meets the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010;

Terms of Service: Contract of Five (5) years renewable once.

Job Responsibilities

Shall be the custodian of County Government of Nyandarua Public Seal, contracts and other legal instruments of the County;
Shall coordinate integrity and ethics issues at the county and shall, in the performance of this duty, liaise with the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission and other related agencies; and
Perform any other functions conferred to by an Act of County Assembly, National Legislation or by the Governor or as may be necessary for the effective discharge and exercise of the powers of the County Attorney.

Education Requirements

Have Bachelors Degree in Law from a University recognized in Kenya or its equivalent;
Applicants with a Master’s degree in Law or any other postgraduate degree will have an added advantage;
Must be holder of a postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
Must be holder of a current Practising Certificate and Letter of Good Standing from the Law Society of Kenya;

Skills

Demonstrate ability to implement Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution on National Values and Principles; and
Demonstrates a good understanding of the County Government mandate, Policies, Vision, Mission as well as Kenya Vision 2030.

Qualifications

Be a Kenyan citizen;

Job Benefits

Salary and benefits: As prescribed by Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC)