University of Nairobi
Leadership for Sustained Excellence
The University of Nairobi continues to undergo a purposeful, decisive, and aggressive transformational change.
The University is seeking to appoint the following officer who will play key roles in the transformation:
Chief Legal Officer
For appointment to the position of Chief Legal Officer, a person shall:
- Be a holder of a PhD degree in Law or its equivalent. Applicants who hold a Masters Degree in Law and extensive experience with demonstrable proven excellence and performance record will also be considered.
- Be a holder CPS (K) or any other equivalent qualification.
- Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
- Be a Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public
- Have at twelve (12) years’ experience, at least three (3) years of which must be at Deputy Chief Legal Officer level or equivalent in a large organization.
- Be computer literate
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chief Legal Officer shall:
- Be the Overall manager of the University’s legal function, including staffing, work assignment, performance evaluation and leave.
- Provide legal counsel and be the advisor of University Management on all matters pertaining to corruption, economic crimes, intellectual property, technology transfer and sexual harassment in respect of staff and students.
- Negotiate, draft, review and report to the University Management all agreements and contracts between the University and other parties.
- Assist in preparing legal or quasi-legal documents for any University department or organ that may have such a need.
- Interpret general university statutes, terms and conditions of service, collective agreements and any other similar documents that have legal binding on the University.
- Offer legal advice and support to the University and its affiliates on the acquisition, management and disposal of University property, including intellectual property.
- Have any other duties as may be assigned by the University Management.
How to apply:
1. Application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.
2. Applicants should submit ten (10) hard copies of their applications which should clearly quote the reference No. and position applied for.
3. Applications must be submitted on or before January 16th, 2016.
4. Applications should be addressed to the
University of Nairobi,
P.O. Box 30197, 00100
Note: The University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. For those who had applied need not to re-apply.