Job vacancy at NACADA for Legal Services Manager in Nairobi Kenya September 2013

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) was established vide an Act of Parliament in July 2012, and mandated to coordinate a multisectoral effort aimed at preventing, controlling and mitigating the impact of alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya.
NACADA wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

Position Title: Manager, Legal Services 

Ref. NAC/LSM/09/13

1 Position
Reporting to: Director Finance & Administration
 
Terms: Permanent and Pensionable
 
Duty station: Nairobi
 
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Prepare, vet and negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments to ensure compliance with the laid down requirements for execution;
  • Maintain safe custody of the Authority’s instruments and documents such as organization seal, charged documents and suits;
  • Provide legal advice to the Authority’s on all legal matters related to its activities and mandate;
  • Coordinate the preparation of agendas for Board meetings, implementation of action points and take minutes of the Board of Directors meetings;
  • Advise the Authority on all legal matters including employee relations;
  • Ensure full compliance with Law, legislative issues, policies and procedures as stipulated by the statutes;
  • Conduct legal research, investigation, preparation of witnesses for pre-trial and hearing;
  • Develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings of cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Represent the Authority in any litigation or legal suits filed by NACADA or against the Authority and handle court assignments involving civil and criminal matters.
Qualifications and Competencies
  • Master’s degree in Law from a recognized University;
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Be in possession of the Current Law Practicing Certificate;
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in a busy and large public or corporate organisation with at least three (3) at management level;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a participatory management style;
  • Must meet the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution 2010 on Integrity;
  • Excellent capability for critical judgment, management and problem solving skills;
  • Excellent writing and computer skills.
How to Apply

Candidates should forward their applications by post, courier or hand-delivery, enclosing current and detailed CV, copies of academic and professional certificates, day time telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up the appointment if successful, and names, addresses and emails of (3) three professional referees.

All applications should have the job reference number clearly marked on the envelope so as to reach the undersigned not later than 3rd October 2013.
NACADA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The Chief Executive Officer
National Authority For the Camapign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse,
NSSF Building, Block A, Eastern Wing, 18th Floor,
P.O. Box 10774-00100 GPO,
Nairobi



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