Principal Legal Officer at Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre

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  • Company: Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: - Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre Jobs in KenyaLegal Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Centre (KAGRC) formally known as Central Artificial Insemination Station (CAIS) was established by Kenya Gazette Notice Number 557 of 19th June 1946 with the objective of controlling venereal diseases and genetic improvement of exotic dairy Cattle. KAGRC is situated 15 km from City Centre (West of the Nairobi City), and has its Headquarters in Lower Kabete in Nairobi and has land capacity of about 358 Acres, 124 bulls in the stud. The functions of the management committee have since been taken over by the Board of Directors, appointed vide the Gazette Notice No L.N. 110 of 5th Sept. 2011. The mandate of KAGRC is to produce, preserve, and conserve, animal genetic material (semen embryo, tissues and live animals) and rear breeding bulls for provision of high quality disease free semen to meet the national demand and for export. In order to meet its mandate, KAGRC works in close collaboration with other breeding organizations such as the Kenya Stud Book, the Dairy Recording Services of Kenya and the Livestock Recording Center. Together, these organizations implement the Contract Mating and Progeny Testing Programmes. The organization also works closely with the breed societies as well as individual and institutional farms which provide herds for the breeding program. It is a profound achievement that the centre has attained the ISO 9001:2008 QMS certification in management standards on the world best practices. Bull Stud The station initially started with an importation of six bulls in 1946 ; four Guernsey and two Jersey bulls from America and Scotland respectively. Ayrshire and Friesian breeds were later introduced.

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:
  • Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Centre through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
  • Providing secretariat services to the Board on behalf of the Managing Director;
  • Developing and reviewing relevant regulatory Legal framework for the better implementation of the Centre’s mandate;
  • Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Centre in courts or other judicial authorities;
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Centre’s policies;
  • Liaising with the Attorney General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders on all legal matters;
  • Ensuring that Legal Audit Compliance is carried out to confirm compliance with relevant statutory requirements;
  • Overseeing implementation of Mwongozo Code of Conduct at the Centre; and
  • Formulating, drafting and facilitating gazettement of Legal Notices issued by the Centre.
Job Specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized university;
  • Masters degree in Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
  • A minimum of Eight (8) years and at least three (3) experience in supervisory role in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Current Practicing Certificate;
  • Member to the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Certificate in Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Membership to Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK);
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Demonstrable good results in work performance; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Key competencies and skills

  • Organization and management skills;
  • Leadership and managerial skills;
  • Drafting skills;
  • Report writing skills;
  • Negotiation skills and arbitration skills; and
  • Analytical skills.
Method of Application
Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 15 August. 2022
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