WELCOME TO UASIN GISHU COUNTY GOVERNMENT

ADVERT DESCRIPTION
Advert Number CPSB/LGO/LDC/03       Advert Date21/6/2019    Closing Date12/7/2019
POSITION: Legal Counsel II (Legislative Drafting & Conveyancing) [L]Apply
QUALIFICATIONS,REQUIREMENTS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and Responsibilities

• Ensure drafting and publication of legislative proposals for the County Government and its agencies on legislative and other legal matters;
• Assist in negotiating, drafting, vetting and interpreting local and international treaties for and of behalf of the County Government of Uasin Gishu and its agencies;
• 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.
• Participate in handling public interest litigation and represent any member of the public in matters that the Governor or the County Attorney deems to be public interest.
• Assist in conjunction with the Director of Public Prosecutions, to prosecute offences resulting from the County legislations in any court (other than court martials);
• Advise the County Government on all matters relating to the Constitution, National legislation county legislations, international law, human rights, consumer protection and legal aid;
• Negotiate, draft, vet and interpret documents and agreements for and on behalf of the County Government and its agencies;
• Responsible for the revision of county laws;
• Represent the County Government in matters before courts and tribunals within the country;
• Appear under instructions of the County Attorney at any stage of any proceedings, appeal, execution or any incidental proceedings before any court or tribunal in which by law the County Attorney’s right of audience is not excluded;
• Work with and support such administrative units in the office of the County Attorney as may be necessary for the effective discharge of the functions of the office;
• Perform any other action necessary in the administrative interest of the office;
• May upon request and under instructions of the County Attorney appear and advise on any Legal matter in the Committee of the County Assembly;

Requirements for Appointment

• Be a citizen of Kenya
• Holds a degree in Law from a university recognized in Kenya or its equivalent
• Post graduate diploma from Kenya School of Law.
• Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya
• Have a valid practicing license.
• Have at least three (3) years of relevant professional experience in legislative drafting/conveyancing
• Meets the requirements of leadership and integrity set out in
• Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya