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County Attorney Job, Legal Jobs 2021,

Pursuant to the provision of County Government Act , No. 17 of 2012 section 45, 59 (1) (b) the West Pokot County Public Service Board wishes to consider applications from highly qualified results-oriented and self-motivated Kenyan citizens for appointments to the following positions:-

COUNTY ATTORNEY JG “T” (1 POST)

Qualifications

  • Be a Kenyan Citizen;
  • Be a holder of LLB degree from a reputable and recognized university;
  • Have a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education and be admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current Practicing Certificate;
  • Master’s degree from a reputable University will be an added advantage;
  • Be a member of Law Society of Kenya in good standing;
  • Have relevant knowledge and experience of not less than Five (5) years professional experience with at least 3 years in public Sector in Kenya;
  • Meet requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Highly developed negotiation and inter-personal skills.
  • Effective legal research and report writing
  • High level of integrity and
  • ICT proficient

Responsibilities

The County Attorney shall:

  • Be the principal legal adviser to the County Executive Committee and as such shall attend the meetings of the County Executive Committee as an ex officio member of the Executive Committee;
  • Represent the County Executive in court or in any other legal proceedings to which the County Executive is a party, other than criminal proceedings and manage the litigation and dispute resolution function of the County;
  • Advise E the Governor, County Executive Committee Members and all departments in the county executive and agencies on legislative and other legal matters;
  • Undertake legal research on matters that affect the County Government and promote the compliance with the law by the County Executive;
  • Be the depository of all County laws and legal documents, agreements, MoUs, and other title documents of the County including title deeds and Logbooks;
  • Have custody of the County Seal and keep record of all instruments executed by
  • Prosecute offences resulting from the County legislations in County Courts;
  • Negotiate, draft, vet and interpret documents and agreements, MoUs, treaties and other legal instruments for and on behalf of the County Executive and its agencies;
  • Be responsible for the revision of county laws, policies and coordinate the publication in the relevant Gazette of all Policies, Regulations and Acts of the County Assembly;
  • Liaise with the Office of the Attorney-General when need arises;
  • Liaise with the Office of the County Attorney in any other County when need arises and on matters of mutual interest; and
  • Perform any other function as may be necessary for the effective discharge of the duties and the exercise of the powers of the County

Terms of Service

  • 6 years Contract non-renewable.
  •  Salary as prescribed by SRC.

How to Apply

You can access the advertisement details on our website www.westpokot.go.ke and submit online applications through our email myjobs@westpokot.go.ke

All application should be submitted on or before Thursday 27thMay, 2021 to

Ag. Secretary/CEO

West Pokot County Public Service Board P.O Box 577 – 30600

KAPENGURIA

  • The County Government of West Pokot is an equal opportunity employer. Youth, Women, person living with Disabilities, Marginalized and Minority Communities are encouraged to apply.
  • Canvasing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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