Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions And The State Law Office Jobs

On Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Vacant Positions in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions And The State Law Office
Applications are invited from qualified candidates for the positions shown below.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications online through one of the Commission’s websiteswww.publicservice.go.ke and www.psckjobs.go.ke OR by completing  ONE application form PSC 2 (Revised 2007). The form may be downloaded from the Commission’s websites.


Please Note
     Candidates should NOT attach any documents to the application form. ALL the details requested in the advertisement should be filled on the form.
    Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
     Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
    The Public Service Commission Is Committed To Availing Equal Employment Opportunities To All Kenyans. People With Disabilities Who Meet The Requirements Of The Advertised Jobs Are Encouraged To Apply.

Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials during interviews.

Serving officers shall be required to produce the original letter of appointment to their current substantive post during the interview.

Completed application forms should be sent to:
The Secretary
Public Service Commission Of Kenya
P.O. Box 30095 – 00100
Nairobi,
so as to reach the Commission on or before 20th September, 2012

1. Vacancies in the Office Of The  Director of Public Prosecutions
Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions
Three (3) Posts V/No.188/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.120,270 – Ksh.180,660 p.m.
DPP 3 (SLG 8, Job Group ‘S’)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 60,000 p.m
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 40,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 11,500 p.a.
    Commuter allowance Ksh 20,000 p. m
    Robe Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 7,500 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical  scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a cumulative service of twenty (20) years, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions DPP 5/SLG 6/Job Group ‘Q’ and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
     a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the council of legal education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications;
    demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance; and
    exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies and objectives and the ability to relate them to proper management of legal affairs.

Note: Possession of a relevant Masters degree and a Strategic Leadership Development Programme will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level will be professionally responsible to the Director of Public Prosecutions, and administratively to the Director of Public Prosecutions through the Secretary, Public Prosecutions. 
The officer will head any of the following departments of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions;
Department of Offences against the Person; Department of Economic, International and Emerging Crimes, Department of County Affairs and Regulatory Prosecutions or such other Department as may be established in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

As head of department, the core duties of the officer include:
    overall supervision and management of the day to day operations of the department;
    exercising constitutional and legal prosecutorial powers and functions for and on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions;
    providing positive, technical ,professional and managerial leadership to the department;
    leading in designing, development and implementation of strategies, systems, plans and policies necessary to enable the department to deliver services to the government and the public effectively, efficiently and fairly;
     leading in the development, launching, dissemination and implementation of key prosecutorial instruments including the national prosecution policy; the code of conduct & ethics for prosecutors and the training manual for prosecutors;
    leading, managing, supervising, monitoring and evaluating the performance of professional prosecuting counsels and support staff in the department;
    representing the State in sensitive and complex criminal prosecutions, appeals and judicial reviews and constitutional petitions and references;
    directing, guiding and supervising prosecution counsels in the department in devising and executing pre-trial, in-trial and post-trial prosecution strategies and techniques to ensure efficient, effective and just prosecution results;
     co-ordinating, supervising and monitoring the training and capacity building of public prosecutors, para-legal and support staff in the department;
    organizing and conducting seminars, workshops, conferences and/or symposia on topical criminological issues for staff of the department in order to broaden their knowledge, skills and expertise;
    directing and supervising the conduct of legal research in the department;
    directing, coordinating and supervising the receipt, recording and processing of criminal investigation files submitted to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions by investigative agencies and rendering general legal advice to government Ministries/Departments and State Corporations on matters pertaining to the application of criminal law and prosecution policy;
    providing effective leadership in the development of strategic alliances to promote and strengthen collaborative and symbiotic partnerships and networks between the department and other criminal justice agencies and stakeholders;
    co-ordinating and supervising the collection, collation and analysis of criminal statistical data and the publication and submission of statutory reports relating to the mandate of the department;
    soliciting and mobilizing donor support (technical, material and financial) for key reform initiatives undertaken by the department;
    performing other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Public Prosecutions from time to time.

Senior Assistant Director Of Public Prosecutions 
Twelve (12) Posts V/No.189/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m.
DPP 4 (SLG 7, Job Group ‘R’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits

    House Allowance: Ksh. 40,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.20,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi,Ksh. 15,000(Other Municipalities), Ksh. 12,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 11,200 p.a.
    Robe Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 10,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 16,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 7,200 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a cumulative service of eighteen (18) years, three  (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior Principal Prosecution Counsel, DPP 6/SLG 5/ Job Group ‘P’ and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree and a  Strategic Leadership Development Programme will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed to head any of the divisions/legal units at the Headquarters or County offices

Specific duties and responsibilities at this level include;-
      initiating policy research;
    iundertaking prosecutions and research on legal issues;
    ireviewing legislation, legal documents/instruments, opinions and briefs;
    ipreparing periodic reports and ensuring compliance with regional and international instruments;
    preparing cabinet briefs, papers and memoranda;
    developing strategies for stakeholder consultations and engagement;
    developing proposals for reform on emerging legal issues;
    ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
    iadvising Ministries/Departments on legal policy issues.
    implementation and realization of strategic plans and objectives in respect of the legal function;
    coordinating and implementing work plans for the Division/Legal Unit;
    preparing and implementing performance appraisal systems;
    preparing Divisional/Legal Unit budgets;
    managing resources; and
    supervision, control, discipline, staff training and development; and

Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions
Thirteen (13) Posts V/No.190/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m.
DPP 5 (SLG 6, Job Group ‘Q’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits

    House Allowance: Ksh 40,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.20,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru,
    Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 15,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh.12,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 14,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,700 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical  scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    a cumulative service of fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Principal Prosecution Counsel, DPP 7/SLG 4/Job group ‘N’ and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree and a Strategic Leadership Development Programme will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed to head any of the sections/legal units at the Headquarters or the County offices.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
    undertaking prosecutions, law review and research on assigned legal issues;
    analyzing research data and compiling reports;
    preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments, opinions and briefs;
    coordinating stakeholder consultations;
    settling criminal charges;
    ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity;
    advising Ministries/Departments/Agencies on legal policy issues;
    working in liaison with the Witness Protection Agency on issues of protection of witnesses;
    screening possible criminal prosecutions from police;
    studying and evaluating case files presented for decisions whether to or not to charge;
    analyzing judgments, rulings and orders;
    preparing appropriate documents for appeal, review or revision and related proceedings;
    handling appeals;
    reviewing investigations from various law enforcement agencies;
    formulating plea offers; and
    preparing themes for cases and anticipating legal problems or objectives.

Senior Principal Prosecution Counsel

Sixteen (16) Posts V/No.191/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.77,527 – Ksh.103,894 p.m.
DPP 6 (SLG 5, Job Group ‘P’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits

    House Allowance Ksh. 40,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.  20,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 15,000 (Other Municipalities),  Ksh. 12,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 4,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,500 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a cumulative service of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior Prosecution Counsel, DPP 8/SLG 3/Job Group ‘M’ and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications;
    shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree and a Senior  Management Course will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed in any of the offices at the Headquarters or County offices.  

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
    undertaking prosecutions and law review;
    researching on assigned legal issues;
    analyzing research data and compiling reports;
    preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments;
    preparing legal opinions;
    coordinating stakeholder consultations;
    studying and evaluating case files presented for decisions whether to appeal and make appropriate decisions;
    handling appeals;
    reviewing investigations from various law enforcement agencies;
    formulating plea offers;
    preparing themes for cases and anticipating legal problems or objectives;
    ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
    advising Ministries/Departments on legal policy issues.

Principal Prosecution Counsel 
Fourteen (14) Posts V/No.192/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.48,190 – Ksh.65,290 p.m.
DPP 7 (SLG 4, Job Group ‘N’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits

    House Allowance Ksh. 24,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.17,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 13,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh. 11,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,500 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Senior Prosecution Counsel, DPP 8/SLG 3/Job Group ‘M’ or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications and;
    shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.

NOTE: Possession of a Senior Management Course will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed at the Headquarters or County offices.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
    undertaking general prosecution work and research on assigned legal issues;
    analyzing research data and compiling reports;
    preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments;
    preparing legal opinions;
    undertaking law review;
    ensuring compliance with regional and international instruments;
    ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability, ethics and integrity; and
    organizing stakeholder consultations;
    studying and evaluating case files presented for decisions whether or not to charge;
    analyzing judgments, rulings and orders;
    preparing appropriate documents for appeal, review or revision and related proceedings;
    studying and evaluating case files presented for decisions;
    handling appeals; and
    reviewing investigations from various law enforcement agencies.

Senior Prosecution Counsel

Twenty Seven (27) Posts V/No.193/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.41,590 – Ksh.55,840 p.m.
DPP 8 (SLG 3, Job Group ‘M’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 20,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu,Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh.10,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh.5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Prosecution Counsel I DPP 9/SLG 2/Job Group ‘L’ or in a relevant and equivalent level in the Wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed at any of the Headquarters or County offices.

Specific duties include;-
    undertaking research on assigned legal issues;
    analyzing research data and compiling reports;
    preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments;
    advising on various legal policy issues;
    liaising with Witness Protection Agency on issues of protection of witnesses;
    screening possible criminal prosecutions from the police; and
    studying and evaluating case files presented for decisions whether or not to charge.

Prosecution Counsel I 
Thirty Five (35)
Posts V/No.194/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.35,910 – Ksh.45,880 p.m.
DPP 9 (SLG 2, Job Group ’L’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 20,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri,Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh.10,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practicing Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh.5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Prosecution Counsel II DPP 10/SLG l/Job Group ‘K’ or in a relevant and equivalent level in the Wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and result.

Duties and Responsibilities
An officer at this level may be deployed at the Headquarters or County offices.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
    researching on assigned legal issues;
    collecting and collating research data;
    advising on various legal policy issues;
    screening possible criminal prosecutions from police;
    studying and evaluating case files presented for decision whether or not to charge; and
    preparing themes for cases and anticipating legal problems or objectives.

Prosecution Counsel II
Twenty Eight (28)
Posts V/No.195/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.31,020 – Ksh.41,590 p.m.
DPP 10 (SLG 1, Job Group ‘K’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 10,000 (Nairobi), Ksh. 8,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 6,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh. 5,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 2,500 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education; and
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Duties and Responsibilities
This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level may be deployed to work at the Headquarters or County offices under the guidance of a more senior and experienced officer. 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
    undertaking prosecutions;
    researching on assigned legal issues;
    collecting and collating research data;
    interviewing clients for proper referrals; and
    preparing themes for cases and anticipating legal problems or objectives.

2. Vacancies in the State Law Office

Chief Litigation Counsel 
One (1) Post
V/No.196/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.120,270 – Ksh.180,660 p.m.
SLG 8 (Job Group ‘S’)
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 60,000 p.m
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 40,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 11,500 p.a.
    Commuter allowance Ksh 20,000 p. m
    Robe Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 7,500 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a cumulative service of twenty (20) years, three (3) of which should have been at the grade of Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel SLG 6 (Job Group ‘Q’) and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in legal studies from the council of legal education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications;
    demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance; and
    exhibited a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and the ability to relate them to proper management of legal affairs.

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree and a Strategic Leadership Development Programme will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

    The Chief Litigation Counsel is the head of the Civil Litigation
    Department and is responsible to the Attorney General through the Solicitor General for the proper functioning of the Department. He/She will also be in-charge of the management and development of departmental field offices.

Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel 
Two (2) Posts V/No.197/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m.
SLG 6 (Job Group ‘Q’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 40,000
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 4,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,700 p.m.
    Leave Entitlement 30 Working days p.a.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    a cumulative service of Fifteen (15) years, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Principal Litigation Counsel , SLG 4 (Job group ‘N’) and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree and a Strategic Leadership Development Programme will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities at this level include:
    administration of Civil Registry;
    conduction cases for and on behalf of Government Ministries/Departments and State Corporations;
    allocating case files;
    filing memoranda of appearance in all suits against the Government, State Corporations or those given legal aid when summons require such appearance;
    undertaking arbitrations; and
    undertaking research in the Department.

Senior Principal Litigation Counsel 

Two (2) Posts V/No.198/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.77,527 – Ksh.103,894 p.m.
SLG 5 (Job Group ‘P’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits

    House Allowance Ksh. 40,000 p.m.
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 4,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,500 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medicalscheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a cumulative service of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior Litigation Counsel, SLG 3 (Job Group ‘M’) and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications;
    shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree or a Senior Management Course will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:
    providing Legal advice to and litigation on behalf of Government;
    allocating case files;
    undertaking arbitrations;
    undertaking research in the Department;
    handling of notices to sue;
    drawing pleading;
    filing memorandum of appearances;
    heading field stations; and
    asset tracing and recovery/debt collection

Senior Deputy Registrar General I 
One (1) Post V/No.199/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.109,089 – Ksh.144,928 p.m.
SLG 7 (Job Group ‘R’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 40,000 p.m.
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 11,200 p.a.
    Robe Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 10,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 16,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 7,200 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a cumulative service of eighteen (18) years, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Deputy Registrar General, SLG 5 (Job Group ‘P’) and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance.

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree and a Strategic Leadership Development Programme will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Senior Deputy Registrar General I is responsible to the Registrar General for the co-ordination and control of all the administrative and professional activities of the department.

Specific duties and responsibilities include:
    being an Official receiver and/or Deputy Registrar of deeds of arrangements, marriages, coat of arms, societies, books and newspapers, adoptions and legitimated persons;
    being the Secretary, College of Arms; or Senior Deputy Registrar of Companies, business names, chattels transfer, building societies, limited partnerships and hire purchase agreements, and in-charge of all financial institutions and building societies in liquidation; and
    co-ordinating research in the Department.

Senior Principal Parliamentary Counsel
– One (1) Post V/No.200/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.77,527 – Ksh.103,894 p.m.
SLG 5 (Job Group ‘P’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance Ksh. 40,000
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 20,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh.6,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 4,000 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 12,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,500 p.m.
    Leave Entitlement 30 Working days p.a.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medicalscheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a cumulative service of twelve (12) years, three (3) of which should have been at the level of Senior Parliamentary Counsel, SLG 3 (Job Group ‘M’) and above or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications;
    shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results

NOTE: Possession of a relevant Masters degree or a Senior Management Course will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level include:
    drafting all types of legislation including bills, subsidiary legislation and notices of appointment to public offices;
    advising Government Ministries/Departments and State Corporations on legislative and legal matters;
    preparing statutes for revision and publication of the annual supplement to the Laws of Kenya;
    publishing legislative supplement of the Kenya Gazette in liaison with Government;
    attending to passage of Bills in the National Assembly and preparing vellum copies for assent and subsequent publication of Acts in the Gazette; and
    undertaking research in the Department.

Principal State Counsel 

Three (3) Posts
V/No.201/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.48,190 – Ksh.65,290 p.m.
SLG 4 (Job Group ‘N‘)

Benefits
    House Allowance: Ksh. 24,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.17,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 13,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh. 11,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 6,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.m.
    Entertainment Allowance Ksh. 1,500 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medicalscheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior State Counsel, SLG 3 (Job Group ‘M’) or relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector or be a practicing Advocate;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    demonstrated administrative and professional competence in work performance at that level.

NOTE: Possession of a Senior Management Course will be an added advantage.

Duties and Responsibilities
    advising Government Ministries/Departments on criminal cases;
    undertaking general prosecution work and civil litigation arising out of criminal cases;
    undertaking statistical and research work in the Department.

Senior State Counsel 

Two (2) Posts
V/No.202/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.41,590 – Ksh.55,840 p.m.
SLG 3 (Job Group ‘M’)

Benefits
    House Allowance: Ksh. 20,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.15,000 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 12,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh.10,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 3,200 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 8,000 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of State Counsel l or in a relevant and equivalent level in the wider Public Service or Private Sector;
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    proficiency in computer applications; and
    demonstrated administrative and professional competence in work performance at that level.

Duties and Responsibilities
    drafting local agreements, international documents, contracts and treaties;
    advising the ministry/department on the interpretations thereof and writing opinions under guidance of senior officers;
    attending meetings seminars, negotiations and preparing briefs thereon and;
    undertaking research in the department.

State Counsel II
Thirty Four (34) Posts
V/No.203/2012
Basic Salary Scale: Ksh.31,020 – Ksh.41,590 p.m.
SLG 1 (Job Group ‘K’)
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable

Benefits
    House Allowance: Ksh.10,000 (Nairobi), Ksh.8,000, (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale, Malindi, Ksh. 6,000 (Other Municipalities), Ksh.5,000 (Other Areas)
    Non Practising Allowance Ksh. 15,000 p.m.
    Leave Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.a.
    Responsibility Allowance Ksh. 2,500 p.m.
    Commuter Allowance Ksh. 5,000 p.m.
    Medical Scheme As covered by the medical scheme for civil servants

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
    a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
    a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education; and
    been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Ke

Duties and Responsibilities
This is the entry grade for this cadre. An officer at this level will work under a senior and more experienced officer in the performance of legal duties.

Bernadette M. Nzioki, Ebs
Secretary
Public Service Commission Of Kenya

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