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Legal Officer at Office of The Registrar of Political Parties

Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP) is a state office established under Article 260 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and the Political Parties Act, 2011. The mandate of the office, among others is to regulate the formation, registration, and funding of political parties in accordance with the Constitution and rule of law. The Act is the primary legal reference for management of political parties in accordance with Articles 91 and 92 of the Constitution, which envisages well governed political parties that respect internal democracy and their constitutional status in the Kenyan political system. The ORPP has an organizational structure headed by the Registrar of Political Parties, deputized by three (3) Assistant Registrars. There are four (4) directorates namely; Registration and Regulation; Financial Management; Planning, Research and ICT; and Human Resource Management and Administration.

GRADE ORPP 6

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry and training grade for this cadre.  An officer at this level will work under the guidance of a senior officer.

The specific duties and responsibilities entail:

  • Monitoring the progressing of cases and making recommendations for improvement where necessary;
  • Conducting legal research on a wide variety of issues;
  • Drafting position papers and draft legal opinions on a wide variety of legal issues;
  • Representing ORPP in court matters ;
  • Drafting responses, submissions and legal briefs for ongoing matters in the Political Parties Dispute Tribunal;
  • Drafting of legal publications and subsequent gazettements;
  • Preparing sectional reports on the activities of the legal services department; and
  • Drawing up and amending contracts/drafting of legal documents; and
  • Legal representation for Office.

Requirements

  • Bachelors of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law; and
  • Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Terms of Service

The successful candidate will serve on pensionable terms.

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