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May 24, 2012

Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel and State Counsel Job Vacancies in Kenya

Public Service Commission of Kenya:
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 websites and 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.
  • Women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates 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
so as to reach the Commission on or before 30th May, 2012.
Vacancies in the State Law Office

Deputy Chief Litigation Counsel
Three (3) Posts V/No.160/2012
Basic Salary Scale:
 Ksh.89,748 – Ksh.120,270 p.m.
(SLG ‘6’)
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the grade of Senior Principal Litigation Counsel, SLG ‘5’ in the Department of Civil Litigation or in a comparable position in the Public Service;
  • a Masters degree in Law or any other social science from a recognized university;
  • attended a Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks in a recognized institution;
  • integrity and commitment to produce results;
  • creativity, innovativeness, technical problem solving, resource management competence and administrative and supervisory skills;
  • demonstrated planning and organizational skills;
  • willingness to accept responsibilities for own actions and outcomes; and
  • demonstrated administrative professional competence at that level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities at this level include:
  • administration of the Civil Registry;
  • conducting cases for and on behalf of Government
  • Ministries/Departments and State Corporations;
  • allocation of case files;
  • being responsible for the filing of memoranda of appearance in all suits against the Government, State Corporations or those given legal aid when summons require such appearance; and
  • undertaking arbitrations and research.
State Counsel II 
One (1) Post V/No.161/2012
(For Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry of Local Government)
Basic Salary Scale: 
Ksh.30,472 – Ksh.40,835 p.m.
(SLG ‘1’)
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized university;
  • a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from Kenya School of Law;
  • been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Duties and Responsibilities
This is the entry grade for this cadre.
The officer will work under a senior and more experienced officer in the performance of Legal duties pertaining to the Ministry.

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