KWS Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) is a State Corporation whose responsibility is to manage and conserve wildlife in Kenya.
The Service seeks to recruit a dynamic, innovative and experienced individual to fill the following position at its Headquarters:

Legal Officer

JG ”5”
One (1) Post

Reporting to the Corporation Secretary, the overall responsibility will be handling of legal and secretarial matters within the organization.


Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participating in drawing and vetting of contracts, leases and the legal agreements.
  • Liaison with external lawyers on court cases for or against the Service.
  • Ensuring cases involving the Service are defended before the courts successfully
  • Compiling information and evidence on cases
  • Participating in negotiations of treaties and contracts between the company and other parties/organizations.
  • Providing legal opinions/advice and reports on legal matters as required.
  • Interpreting legal instruments and statutes.
  • Participating in filing and maintenance court proceedings
  • Safe custody of company documents, other records and securities
  • Negotiating disputes with customers and other parties with a view to settling them out of court.
  • Performing any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution
  • Post graduate Diploma in Law
  • Advocate of the High Court
  • Must be a member of a recognized professional body
  • Three (3) years working experience in a large institution
  • Possession of valid Certificate of Good Conduct obtained from the CID
Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than 31st March, 2016 at 4.00pm.

Director General

Kenya Wildlife Service
P. O. Box 40241 – 00100
Nairobi, Kenya.
Application email:

KWS is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and culture; women and persons with disabilities are therefore encouraged to apply.

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Updated: March 18, 2016 — 2:40 am