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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TJRC Legal Officers jobs in Kenya

The Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission is established under Section 3(1) of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Act No.6 of 2008 with the objective of promoting peace, justice, national unity, healing, reconciliation and dignity among the people of Kenya.

The Commission therefore is seeking to recruit suitable qualified Kenyan candidates for the following position:

Legal Officers
VAN: 49/10/TJRC/LU

Duties and Responsibilities

    * Handle and range of issues related to criminal law, international law, human rights law including the interpretation and application of the TJRC Act, legislative and other instruments in force in the Republic of Kenya during the period December 1963 to February 2008, in consultation with the Director Legal Services
    * Conduct extensive legal research and analysis and prepare statements, briefs, reports and correspondence
    * Undertake extensive review of legal documents, instruments, or other material
    * Prepare or assist in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, legislative texts and commentaries on those texts; prepare or assist in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of published government and non-governmental reports, international human rights law and practice, procedural issues arising during Commission hearings

Requirements for Appointment

    * Have an advanced degree in law from a recognized university
    * Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and in good standing with the Law Society of Kenya
    * Have demonstrated professional competence in either litigation, criminal law and land law
    * Have a thorough understanding of the Commission’s mandate

Important information for all candidates

    * Deadline for applications: January 10, 2011
    * Vacancy Announcement Number (VAN) must be quoted for all applications
    * Only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be contacted
    * Previous Applicants need not re-apply

Send applications by post to:

Recruitment Team,
Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission,
Delta House, 3rd Floor, Chiromo Road, Westlands,
P.O Box 14641-00800,
Nairobi, Kenya

or by email quoting the Vacancy number and position title to

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