Legal Officer at South Eastern Kenya University



Welcome to the South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU). The University is a fully fledged University and is the successor to the South Eastern University College (SEUCO) which was a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi. The University has undergone tremendous growth since inception in 2008. The current student population stands at around 6,000 students. We pride ourselves in having highly qualified teaching staff consisting of Professors and lecturers most of whom have a Ph. D and vast experience in both teaching and research. This ensures that our students are well equipped with knowledge in their areas of study that makes them stand out from the rest. Our focus is producing all round graduates able to contribute to the development of this country.

This position is responsible for providing effective legal advice and assistance to the University across a broad range of disciplines to safeguard the interest of the University and its staff in dealing with internal and external stakeholders. The Legal Officer Grade 11 shall :

  • Regularly cause and/ or engage any registration processes of legal documents on behalf of the university to ensure proper custody.
  • Draw, draft and/ or prepare legal documents pertaining to the university’s transactions such as transfers, leases, mortgages, and charges, memorandum of understandings or agreements for purposes of facilitating these transactions as they happen.
  • Assist in drafting legal documents pertaining to university financial transactions when agreements are made to ensure all processes are done within the law.
  • Assist other departments in preparing replies to legal notices in accordance with the law as need be to avoid further compromises.
  • Advise the University organs in taking recourse to other legal remedies in case of disputes.

Requirements for appointment:

  • Must be a holder of LLM degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Registered with the Kenya School of Law (KSL)
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing license.
  • Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public
  • Six (6) years experience, three (3) of which should have been at Grade 11 or its equivalent.
  • In-depth professional/discipline specific knowledge and experience in a specialized field or broad knowledge of a number of fields.
  • Must be computer literate with detailed understanding of ERP
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity

OR

  • Must be a holder of LLB degree from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • Registered with the Kenya School of Law (KSL)
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing license.
  • Three (3) years working experience as a Senior Legal Assistant.
  • Commissioner of Oaths and Notary public
  • Professional/discipline specific knowledge of theory and techniques in a specialized field, or knowledge of a number of fields acquired through tertiary education and /or considerable experience.
  • Must be computer literate with detailed understanding of ERP
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and Integrity.

NOTE THAT:

  1. South Eastern Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer. Women and Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be required to have current clearance certificates from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
  3. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 21st May, 2021




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