Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Chuka University College Legal Officer Job Re-Advertised

Chuka University College, a Constituent University College of Egerton University, seeks to recruit a suitable candidate to fill in the position of a Legal Officer Grade 13.

The legal officer will provide assistance in the provision of expert legal advice to the University College and provide general legal counsel to staff.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provision and handling of all in- house legal matters of the University College
  • Protecting the University College from possible litigation by offering legal counsel to the management and staff
  • Preparation of briefs and documents to be used as evidence in Courts.,
  • Preparation of updates to the management in relation to the reviews and interpretation of University College statues
  • Crafting of charges for staff and students violating the regulations governing the conduct and discipline of staff and students.
  • Exercising due diligence and research to ensure the University College complies with applicable law
  • Formulation and guidance on the preparation of documents such as Memoranda of Understanding and Collaboration agreements
  • Preparation of general Contracts and Agreements that bind Chuka University College to ensure that they are not ambiguous
  • Attending courts and ensuring that witnesses attend court sessions when called upon to do so and briefing the university College Management on the development.
  • Formulation of statutes that govern the conduct and discipline of staff and students from time to time
  • Preparation of staff and students indemnities
  • Ensuring that the University adheres to the laid down procedures and regulations in employees matters, disciplinary measures and any other matter which has legal implications
Qualifications and Experience;
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors Degree in law from a recognized University. Those possessing a Masters Degree in Law will have an added advantage
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • Must have 3 years post-admission experience in civil and criminal litigation, commercial law, labor law, insurance law and conveyance
  • Be conversant with the Public Procurement and Disposal Act and Regulations and all Labuor Laws
  • Have experience in contract negotiations and drafting
  • Be Self-motivated, confident and possessing good communication skills. Exemplary inter personal skills, with good persuasion and negotiation skills.
  • Be a strong team player, creative and innovative.
  • Must be computer literate
  • Be a person of integrity with high moral and ethical value
Interested applicants must submit ten (10) copies of applications, giving details of their age, educational, and professional qualification, detailed work experience, present post and salary, applicant’s telephone number and e-mail address and enclosing duly certified copies of certificates and testimonials and giving names and addresses of three (3) referees who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s competence and area of specialization, accompanied with a Curriculum Vitae.

Applicants should request their referees to write directly to the undersigned.

The name and reference number of the position for which application is made should be clearly marked on the envelope

Application and information from referees should reach the undersigned not later than 3rd May, 2012

The Principal,
Chuka University College
P.O. Box 109-60400,

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