Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Principal Legal Officer – Jobs in Kenya

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital Principal Legal Officer – Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:
Monitoring compliance with the legal framework, agreements, and contracts; Preparing and vetting of contracts; Supervising the implementation of litigations issues; initiating periodic legal reviews of the Service and other relevant rules in liaison with the State Law Office and other relevant agencies.


Responsibilities for Principal Legal Officer’s include: –

Participating in policy development and advising on legal policy issues.

Developing legal documents/instruments.

Preparing legal opinions.

Coordinating stakeholders consultations.

Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance.

Implementing strategic plans and objectives in respect to the legal function.

Ensuring compliance with relevant statutory and regulatory requirements.

Reviewing operational policy documents to ensure compliance with the constitution, statutes and regulations.

Developing contractual documents between the Board and third parties.

Attending to and ensuring timely resolution of complaints arising from implementation of the Act.

Providing legal risk reviews and providing legal advice.

Reviewing ongoing cases and advising management accordingly.

Providing and interpreting legal information.

Conducting training and disseminating appropriate legal information to staff.

Reviewing and drafting contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensuring they are in compliance with all statutory or legal Requirements.

Handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries.

Coordinating external legal mandates to investigate and resolve potential legal issues with regard to financial instruments issued by donors; and

Participating in developing and ensuring compliance with the MTRH’s collaboration and partnership policy framework and strategy.

Minimum requirements

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized institution.

Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law.

Admission to the Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Served in the grade of Senior Legal Officer for a minimum period of three (3) years or in a comparable position.

Membership to the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

Must have valid 2022 practicing license.

Certificate in Supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution.

Proficiency in computer applications.

Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.


Influencing persuasion and negotiation.

Effective communication skills.

Policy and strategic implementation.

Delivery of quality results.

Risk management.

Technical Competencies.

Decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Empowering/ delegating.

High standards of professional ethics.

Managerial, administrative and supervisory skills.

Coping with pressure and setbacks.

How to apply
Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications, Curriculum Vitae, copies of Certificates and Testimonials, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees, two of whom must be from your profession to the following email addresses: and by 23rd September 2022 not later than 5.00 p.m.

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.
Persons with Disability (PWDs) and other Minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital DOES NOT charge a fee at any stage of the Recruitment Process.
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification and only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interview.

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