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5 Aug 2022

Full-Time Job Opportunities at Law Society of Kenya (7 Positions)

Law Society of Kenya – Posted by Sunlit Centre Kenya Anywhere

Job Description

The Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is Kenya’s premier bar association, with membership of all practicing advocates, currently numbering over thirteen thousand members. It has the mandate to advise and assist members of the legal profession, the government and the larger public in all matters relating to the administration of justice in Kenya.

Deputy Secretary – Compliance & Ethics Directorate

  • Location; Nairobi

The successful candidate will be in charge of all aspects of compliance by members of the Society including the handling of complaints against advocates, the enforcement of ethical and statutory requirements of advocates and will report to the Secretary/CEO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead liaison person with the Advocates Complaints Commission, Advocates Disciplinary Committee and the Ethics committees of the Society;Assist the CEO with the day to day running of the Secretariat operations.
  • Legal and policy research and analysis;
  • Implementation and operationalization of the Society’s Strategic Plan;
  • Conceptualization and development of programme ideas in tandem with the Society’s, mandate, objectives and the Strategic Plan;
  • Management, coordination and implementation of programme activities;
  • Preparation and production of timely programme reports;
  • Manage the Disciplinary Database; and
  • Any other duty assigned by the Secretary of the Law Society of Kenya.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB.) from a recognized university and a post-graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 7 years working experience 2 of which should be in a managerial position;
  • An excellent understanding of the Advocates Act Cap 16, LSK Act No. 21 of 2014, Rules, Guidelines and all other enabling statutes on practice matters;
  • Have excellent planning and organizational skills; and
  • Proven skills in initiating funding proposals and managing donor projects.

Program Officer – Compliance & Ethics Directorate

  • Location; Nairobi

The position holder will be the principal assistant to the Deputy Secretary in-charge of Compliance & Ethics Directorate. The Officer will be in charge of compliance by members of the Society, including handling of complaints against advocates and enforcement of ethical and statutory requirements of advocates.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Disciplinary Tribunal Case Management Database;
  • Liaison with the Advocates Complaints Commission;
  • High quality, objective legal and policy research and analysis;
  • Management, coordination and implementation of programme activities;
  • Preparation of timely programme reports; and
  • Preparation of fund raising proposals.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB.) from a recognized university and a post-graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 3 years; and
  • An excellent understanding of the Advocates Act Cap 16, LSK Act No. 21 of 2014, Rules, Guidelines and all other enabling statutes on practice matters.

Program Officer – Parliamentary Affairs & Legislation Directorate.

  • Location; Nairobi

The position holder will be the principal assistant to the Deputy Secretary in charge of Parliamentary Affairs & Legislation Directorate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertaking objective legal and policy research and analysis;
  • Liaising with the respective departmental Committee in Parliament;
  • Initiate and sustain effective interaction with local and international collaborators on legislative reforms;
  • Monitor trends of emerging contemporary issues nationally, regionally and internationally and legislative responses;
  • Initiate and develop programmatic areas on legislative reforms;
  • Initiate Donor funding proposals towards supporting legislative reforms; and
  • Preparation and production of timely programme report.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB.) from a recognized university and a post-graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of 3 years;
  • Skills in legislative drafting, policy review and formulation; and
  • An excellent understanding of the legislative process.

Program Officer – Public Interest Litigation Department

  • Location; Nairobi

he successful candidate will report to the Program Officer, Public Interest Litigation Department and will assist in the conceptualization, formulation and implementation of the Public Interest and Advocacy strategy of the Society.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in initiating and implementing timely and judicious programs for the Public Interest and Advocacy Department;
  • Manage and assist clients at the legal aid desk at the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Manage and update the pro bono database and Public Interest Case Management System at the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Manage progress of outstanding litigation by and against the Law Society of Kenya and liaise with pro bono advocates;
  • Initiate and implement partnership initiatives with the partners in the justice sector; and
  • Develop position papers and policy briefs on emergent legal issues.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB.) from a recognized university and a post-graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; and
  • An excellent understanding of the Advocates Act Cap 16, LSK Act No. 21 of 2014, Rules, Guidelines and all other enabling statutes on practice matters.

Program Office – Communications Department

  • Location; Nairobi

The successful candidate will provide administrative support to the Program Officer– Communications, in implementing communication strategies and drafting and editing of media releases and other communications material.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Keep under review the information and communications strategy, corporate identity and branding;
  • In consultation with LSK staff, develop and disseminate advocacy and other publicity materials to promote the image and the work of LSK among its key audiences;
  • Collect and collate information, prepare and oversee production of newsletter, magazine and journals of LSK;
  • Assist in developing mechanisms for strengthening communication with regional law societies, affiliate institutions and partners;
  • Develop media strategies to strengthen the partnership with LSK;
  • Keep under review corporate identity and branding;
  • Assist in organizing LSK events and corporate social responsibility activities; and
  • Assist in Media monitoring of the LSK’s mandate, events and activities on online, print and broadcast media.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communication, Journalism, Media, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field;
  • Relevant experience as a Communications Specialist, Communications Assistant or a similar role;
  • Strong design, composition, and typography skills;
  • Ability to work independently on developing designs and graphics;
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud Applications (Specifically Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat); and
  • Experience in using software and tools such as Adobe Sparks, Canva/Stencil, MailChimp, Hootsuite/Sprout social and Google Analytics.

Administrative Assistance – Compliance & Ethics Directorate

  • Location; Nairobi

The position holder will offer administrative assistance to the Compliance & Ethics Department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining the cause list of the disciplinary committee;
  • Serving hearing notices for matters before the Disciplinary Committee;
  • Attending the disciplinary committee sittings, taking minutes and maintaining records of the disciplinary committee;
  • Attending to complaints; and
  • Keeping records/files of disciplinary matters against Advocates and overseeing the enforcement of orders of the disciplinary committee.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field from a recognized Institution;
  • Diploma in Business related field or a related field from a recognized Institution;
  • Computer Proficient;
  • Record keeping skills; and
  • At least 3 years working experience as an Administrative Assistant in a reputable organization.

Administrative Secretary – Continuing Professional Development

  • Location; Nairobi

The position holder will provide primary administrative support to the Continuing Professional Development Directorate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of the Continuing Professional Development Programme;
  • Drafting suitable response for the day to day CPD Correspondence;
  • Dealing with CPD telephone enquiries;
  • Publicizing CPD Seminars to the Society Members;
  • Facilitating the preparation of seminars material for distribution to al seminar’s participants;
  • Facilitating travel and accommodation arrangements for quest speakers;
  • Analyzing members training needs feedback and preparation of evaluation report and annual calendar from the feedback;
  • Maintaining a database of the Society member’s attendance at CPD sessions;
  • Monitoring individual member’s compliance status; and
  • Preparation of files for the Committee on CPD and Sub-committee on Accreditation meetings.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business related field from a recognized Institution;
  • Diploma in Business related field or a related field from a recognized Institution;
  • Computer Proficient;
  • Record keeping skills; and
  • At least three years working experience as an Administrative Assistant in a reputable organization.

How to Apply

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and shall be required to present original certificates and testimonials during the interview. Interested applicants are required to submit their applications in both soft and hard copies. All applications to reach the undersigned on or before Thursday 18th, August, 2022 at 5PM. The soft copy applications to be emailed to recruitment@lsk.or.ke and the hard copy applications to be clearly addressed and sent to; Secretary/CEO, Law Society of Kenya, Lavington, Opp. Valley Arcade, Gitanga Road, P.O. BOX 72219 - 00200, NAIROBI.

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