LEGAL OFFICER II, JOB GRADE – EACC “8” (5 POSTS), REF: EACC/LSAR/LOII/9

Job Profile

Reporting to the Deputy Director Legal services and asset recovery through the Assistant Director, the job holder is responsible for undertaking complex litigation and appeals to defend the Commission; instituting proceedings for preservation, freezing, forfeiture and the recovery of assets in the fight against corruption and economic crimes; analyzing investigation files and preparing statutory reports with appropriate recommendations for submission to the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as providing legal support.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drafting policy documents, guidelines and regulations;
  • Evaluating evidence submitted for determination of its sufficiency and recommending appropriate action;
  • Holding brief in the prosecution of anti-corruption and economic crimes and violation of codes of conduct cases;
  • Providing actual legal representation in cases where the Commission is sued;
  • Drafting contracts, Memorandums of Understanding and partnership agreements between the Commission and third parties;
  • Instituting civil proceedings for compensation or recovery of public assets acquired through corrupt activities;
  • Carrying out legal research, reviewing legislation and making recommendations on amendments and providing legal advice/ opinion to the Commission; and preparing reports.

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:

  • Minimum post-admission experience of five (5) years from a reputable organization;
  • Bachelor of Laws from a recognized institution;
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) minimum mean grade of C+ or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with 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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