Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Machakos County Government Job Opportuniy

Machakos County Government
Machakos County Assembly Vacancies
The County Assembly Service Board of Machakos invites applications from suitably qualified  Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions:

Legal Clerk – Ref: M/CAS/2013/07 (1 Post)
Duties and Responsibilities 

A Legal Clerk will be responsible for:
 Taking hearing dates in litigation matters
• Facilitating services of legal documents
• Collecting, circulating and filing of published bills and subsidiary legislation
• Filling of court documents and any other legal document
• Organizing the legal department registry
• Preparation of bills and other legislative instruments for publication
• Drafting legal documents under the supervision of Legal Counsel
• Preparation of vellum copies for assent and publication
• Preparation of committee stage amendments to bills and;
• Providing any other clerical services that may be required by the Assembly, the committees, the Speaker, the County Assembly Service Board or the Clerk

Requirements for Appointment 

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have;
• Served in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
• Diploma in law from a recognized institution
• Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications in preparation of legislative and legal documents
• Kenya national Examination Council certificates in Typing III, Office Management III, Business English III, Commerce III, Secretarial duties II, and;
• Possession of a current process server’s certificate will be an added advantage

Suitably qualified applicants will enjoy preferential treatment in the order below: 

a) Applicants serving in positions at the County Assembly on the basis of secondment during the transition period.
b) Applicants serving in the Executive arm of the County Government of Machakos
c) Applicants serving in the public service in the Republic.
d) Applicants who are residents in Machakos County
e) Applicants from the rest of the Country

Principal, Legal Services, Counsel – Ref: M/CAS/2013/06
(1 POST)
Duties and Responsibilities

• Drafting of private members’ bills
• Drafting of amendments to bills to be proposed to the house by any member of County
Assembly or any committee of Assembly
• Training of Legal Counsel under you
• Supervision of Legal Counsel under you
• Giving legal interpretation of Acts and Bills and generally giving legal advice on matters  relating to County Assembly
• Providing legal advice to the County Assembly Service Board, Assembly and its committees
• Providing any other legal services that may be required by Assembly, the Committees, the  Speaker, the County Assembly Service Board or the Clerk
• Ensuring that bills passed by Assembly comply with the Constitution

Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a Counsel must:
i) Have served in the grade of Senior Legal Counsel or in a comparable and relevant position  for a minimu8m period of three (3) years.
ii) Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya,
iii) Be in possession of a current practicing certificate;
iv) Have a post-graduate qualification in legislative drafting from a recognized institution  or (5) years experience in litigation and
v) Proficiency in the use of basic computer applications.

How to apply 

a) Each application should be accompanied by a detailed CV and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity card or passport and other relevant testimonials so as to reach the Clerk, Machakos County Assembly not later than 13th August 2013
b) All applications should have the position being applied for clearly marked e.g. “application for Records Manager” Ref: M/CAS/2013/20 on the Envelop and addressed to:
The Secretary
Machakos County Assembly Service Board
P O Box 149 – 90100
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.