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Legal Officer at Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF)

Water Services Trust Fund (WSTF) is the Kenyan State Corporation established under the Water Act, 2002 and mandated to finance water and sanitation services for the poor and underserved communities in rural and urban areas. In the Water Act, 2016, the mandate of the Fund is expanded to include provision of conditional and unconditional grants to the Counties, and to assist in financing the development of and management of water services in the marginalised and underserved areas, including: Community level initiatives for the sustainable management of water resources Development of water services in rural areas considered not to be commercially viable for provision of water services by licensees Development of water services in the under-served poor urban areas.

Job Purpose

An officer at this level will work under the guidance and supervision of a Manager/ Senior Officer in supporting water service regulatory activities through provision of legal services to promote efficiency and viability in the provision of water services.

Reporting Relationship: Senior Legal Officer

Job Specification

This is the entry grade for this cadre and the duties and responsibilities entail:

  • Interpreting legal cases;
  • Advising the management on all legal requirements and prosecution procedures;
  • Issuing instructions to agreement and contract defaulters;
  • Drafting and implementing legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant departments, divisions, and units;
  • Ensuring compliance with the legal framework, agreements, and contracts;
  • Preparing legal opinions on legal cases; and
  • Carrying out research on emerging legal issues.

In addition, the duties in regard to the Board Secretariat will be as follows:

  • Providing administration and logistical support to the wider Board function;
  • With the guidance of the Corporation Secretary, manage the diary of events of the Board;
  • Facilitate travel and accommodation logistics for the Board events and Meetings including transport arrangements and distribution of the applicable documentation;
  • Support the production of reports and documents for various meetings including the full Board and Board Committee Meetings;
  • Provide logistical support for the Board Induction program; and
  •  Timely archive of e-Board online documentation including organization and retention processes on e-Board.

Person Specification

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • For Officer at Grade 5, At least two (2) years relevant work experience or Entry Level for Grade 6
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Current Law Practicing Certificate
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body (LSK)
  • Proficiency in Computers skills and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6)of the Constitution.

Key Competence and Skills

  • Communication
  • Working and supervising people
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Customer and stakeholder orientation
  • Drive for results
  • Continuous learning and knowledge sharing; and
  • IT Proficiency

Terms and Conditions of Service:

The position of Director Standards, Licensing & Advocacy will be on Five (5) year contract renewable once on satisfactory performance, while all the other positions will be on pensionable terms of service.

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