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Chief Legal Officer and Corporation Secretary at National Council for Persons with Disabilities

The National Council for Persons with Disabilities is a state corporation established by an Act of Parliament; the Persons with Disabilities Act No. 14 of 2003 and set up in November 2004.


The Corporation Secretary and Legal Officers are responsible for providing Board Secretariat, legal services and advice to the Council. The Department shall also be responsible for ensuring compliance with the legal and regulatory legislations, provision of legal advice to the Council and Persons with Disabilities. The Department shall also be responsible for the effective and efficient management of Board services including compliance with Mwongozo and performance contract administration.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  1. Advise the Council on all legal matters;
  2. Develop, implement and review legal policies and procedures to ensure compliance;
  3. Draw and vet of Contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
  4. Ensure proper preparation of legal reports and opinions;
  5. Coordinate and liaise with external lawyers on all legal matters to ensure that the Council’s interests are taken care of;
  6. Undertake legal research; and
  7. Monitor compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements.
  8. Custodian of the Council seal and be accountable to its use;
  9. Facilitate Governance Audit;
  10. Prepare the Board Calendar;
  11. Initiating the development of the Board Manual and Charter; and
  12. Overseeing implementation of Mwongozo; and
  13. Supervise staff in the Legal Services Department

Requirements for Appointment

For an appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

  1. Served a minimum of Twelve (12) years and at least three (3) years’ experience in a supervisory role in the Public or Private Sector;
  2. Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized university;
  3. Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
  4. Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  5. Current Practicing Certificate;
  6. Member to the Law Society of Kenya;
  7. Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  8. Membership to Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK) or in the process of studying Certified Public Secretaries (CPS);
  9. Proficiency in computer applications;
  10. Demonstrated good results in work performance; and
  11. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key Competencies and skills

  1. Organization and management skills;
  2. Leadership and managerial skills;
  3. Drafting skills;
  4. Report writing skills;
  5. Negotiation and arbitration skills; and
  6. Analytical skills.

Basic Salary: 82,146 x3,908- 86,054×3,908– 89,962×3,908 – 93,870×3,908- 97,778×3,908- 101,686×3,908- 105,598×3,906- 109,504

House Allowance: 45,000

Non-Practising Allowance: 30,000

Commuter Allowance: KES 14,000

Medical Allowance: Cover to be provided according to the Council’s Medical Scheme

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