LEGAL OFFICER II – ASSET RECOVERY & CIVIL LITIGATION, JOB GRADE – EACC “8” (3 POSTS), REF: EACC/FSC/LOII-CLAR/28

Job Profile

Reporting to the Regional Manager through the Deputy Regional Manager, the job holder is responsible for undertaking complex litigation and appeals to defend the Commission and institute proceedings for preservation, freezing, forfeiture, and the recovery of assets in the fight against corruption and economic crimes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carrying out research, sharing relevant information, and monitoring the Commission’s compliance with International and National regulatory framework and commitments;
  • Studying and analyzing the policy framework of other relevant Institutions in Kenya and other jurisdictions and sharing the relevant information appropriately;
  • Reviewing legislation and making recommendations for amendment;
  • Drawing contracts, memoranda of understanding, and partnership agreements between the Commission and third party stakeholders;
  • Providing legal advice/ opinions to the Commission as required;
  • Drafting policy documents, guidelines, and regulations;
  • Spearheading collaboration with regional and international anti-corruption bodies;
  • Organizing and facilitating workshops and training for various professional societies for the dissemination of anti-corruption and pro-integrity awareness;
  • Preparing and processing Mutual Legal Assistance requests;
  • Preparing monthly reports on current status;
  • Holding brief in Civil matters;
  • Providing actual legal representation in cases where the Commission issued;
  • Instituting civil proceedings for compensation or recovery of public assets acquired through corrupt activities.

Requirements for Appointment

For an appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • Minimum post-admission experience of five (5) years;
  • Bachelor of Laws from a recognized institution;
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) minimum Grade C+ or equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate unless exempted;
  • Certificate in computer application skills;
  • Demonstrated integrity and professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.

Application Procedure:

In addition to the qualifications set above applicants must further obtain clearances from the following:

• Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

• Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

• Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI)

• Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

• Registration and good standing in relevant Professional Bodies

Interested candidates who meet the set criteria should complete EACC Form 1 online from https://jobs.integrity.go.ke  and attach copies of ID, CV, academic/ professional certificates (certified by the issuing institution), clearances, and testimonials.

All applications must be made online and will be acknowledged via email. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

To be considered, applications should be received no later than Tuesday, 29th December 2020 at 5.00 pm.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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