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The National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPWD) is a State Corporation established in November, 2004 by an Act of Parliament (Persons with Disabilities Act 2003) with the mandate to formulate and implement policies that are geared towards mainstreaming Persons with Disabilities to the National economy. To achieve this mandate, the Secretariat seeks to fill the following positions which are vacant.

Chief Legal Officer and Acting Corporation Secretary JG – 4

Job Purpose

The Corporation Secretary and Legal Officers are responsible for providing Board Secretariat, legal services and advice to the Council. The Department shall also be responsible for ensuring compliance with the legal and regulatory legislations, provision of legal advice to the Council and Persons with Disabilities. The Department shall also be responsible for effective and efficient management of Board work including compliance with Mwongozo Code and performance contract administration.


The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  • Provide legal advice to the Board of Directors;
  • Provide secretariat services to the Board on behalf of the Executive Director;
  • Custodian of the Council seal and be accountable to its use;
  • Facilitate Governance Audit;
  • Prepare the Board Calendar;
  • Initiating the development of the Board Manual and Charter; and
  • Overseeing implementation of
  • Advise the Council on all legal matters;
  • Develop, implement and review legal policies and procedures to ensure compliance;
  • Draw and vet of Contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
  • Ensure proper preparation of legal reports and opinions;
  • Coordinate and liaise with external lawyers on all legal matters to ensure that the Council’s interests are taken care of;
  • Undertake legal research; and
  • Monitor compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements


This position is permanent with pension with a probationary period of six (6) months.

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  • Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized university;3
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Member to the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Hold current practicing certificate;
  • Member, Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK);
  • Experience of not less than eight (8) years, three (3) of which must be in a leadership/senior; management position in the Public Service or Private sector;
  • Course in management lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Proficiency in ICT; and
  • Fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six of the

Key Competencies and skills

  • Organization and management skills;
  • Leadership and managerial skills;
  • Drafting skills;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Negotiation skills and arbitration skills; and
  • Analytical

Basic Salary: 82,146 x3,908- 86,054×3,908– 89,962×3,908 – 93,870×3,908- 97,778×3,908- 101,686×3,908- 105,598×3,906- 109,504

House Allowance: 45,000

Commuter Allowance: KES 14,000

Medical Allowance: Cover to be provided according to the Council’s Medical Scheme

How to Apply

Candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to fill in a NCPWD application form enclosing curriculum vitae, academic and professional certificates and a copy of national identity card as well as Chapter 6 clearances to the address below by 9th March 2020. Additionally, they should provide names and contacts of two referees.

Applications should be sent to the following: –

The Executive Director,

National Council for Persons with Disabilities

Waiyaki Way – Opp. ABC Place and Next to Kabete Barracks P.O Box 66577 – 00800,


NCPWD is an equal opportunity employer thus Persons with disabilities, women and people from marginalized groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply.

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