Legal Officer Ii

Nairobi City, Nairobi Salary Negotiable

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Job Summary

Applications are invited from qualified persons for the above vacant position.

- Qualification Level: Bachelor

- Experience Level: Mid level

- Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

You want to make a difference…Exciting opportunities

The Retirement Benefits Authority is a public sector organization tasked with the role of regulating the retirement benefits schemes in Kenya. The Authority is seeking qualified and experienced talent to join its dynamic management team in various positions.

Candidates short listed for interview will be required to produce a Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, clearance or compliance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Tax Compliance certificates by Kenya Revenue Authority, a clean report from an approved credit reference bureau and a duly attested self – declaration form by the Ethics and Anti – Corruption Commission.

Job Requirements

- Bachelor’s degree in Law;

- Diploma in Law (from Kenya School of Law);

- Proficiency in computer applications; Minimum of 1(One) year post-qualification experience in legal practice Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

- Current practicing certificate.

- Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.

Key Responsibilities

Work-plans and Budgets.

- Participate in developing annual work-plans

- Assist in preparation of budgets with a special focus on improving RBA’s legal and regulatory framework

Statutory Review

- Work with other officers to review RBA’s statutory legislation

- Participate in review of cross-sectoral laws in order to recommend appropriate amendments.

- Contract Management.

- Assist in legal drafting

- Participate in negotiation of contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments.

- Assist in settlement and arbitration of disputes

- Participate in cases and legal databases management

- Keep record of information on pending and successfully completed prosecutions

- Assist in keeping record of any other enforcement actions that may help improve pension industry surveillance capabilities

- Assist in monitoring progress of court matters involving the Authority and take any necessary action.

- Work with other officers to prepare court pleadings

Intellectual Property

- Assist in protecting RBA rights, privileges and interests in intellectual property.

- Work with others to protect RBA innovations, processes through registration of patents and copyrights

- Take the necessary action to protect and preserve such rights from infringement.

Legal Counsel

- Assist in developing effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings

- Participate in reviewing stakeholder complaints

- Work with senior officers to conduct field investigations to collect evidence and determine extent of violations against RBA Act

Legal Research

- Assist in recommending appropriate amendments to pension legislation and statutory instruments

- Participate in preparing legal briefs and opinions

Stakeholders

- Work with senior officers to liaise with the Attorney General’s Chambers, Registrar General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders throughout the country in connection with prosecution of offenders

- Participate in developing and advancing criminal cases when the violation warrants more severe action.

External Lawyers

- Assist in keeping a record of all cases handled by external lawyers on behalf of the Authority

- Participate in issuing briefs to external lawyers as approved Assist in reporting on updates of cases handled by external lawyer

Terms of Offer

- These positions offer a competitive remuneration package, excellent opportunity to make a contribution to the performance of the Authority and prospects for advancement.

- RBA is an Equal opportunity employer, employer of choice, and all qualified Kenyans are encouraged to apply.

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