LEGAL OFFICER - REF: EAC/LVBC/HR/17-18/07

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EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY

LAKE VICTORIA BASIN COMMISSION

 

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) is a specialized Institution of the East African Community (EAC) established by the EAC Partner States through a negotiated Protocol for Sustainable Development of Lake Victoria Basin. The broad mandate of LVBC is to promote, facilitate and coordinate activities of different actors towards sustainable development and management of natural resources of the Lake Victoria Basin.

 

LVBC Secretariat therefore hereby invites applications from suitably qualified citizens of the East African Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda) for the following vacancy position, subject to the quota system.

 

 

LEGAL OFFICER (1 Post) - (REF: EAC/LVBC/HR/17-18/07)

 

Grade: P1

Office: Office of the Executive Secretary

Reports to: Executive Secretary

 

Main Purpose of the Job:

 

To provide legal advice to the Lake Victoria Basin Commission as well as rendering other legal services.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate research and articulate regional best practices in harmonization of national laws;

  2. Draft, review and guide negotiations on Tripartite Protocols, Agreements, MOUs, Funding and Grant Agreements, Contracts and other legal documents ensuring their consistency with the mandate of the Commission and international law;

  3. Provide Partner States, upon request with all necessary legal support with regard to the implementation of the EAC Treaty, the Protocol establishing the LVBC and the Lake Victoria commission Act;

  4. Provide legal advice to the Commission in its relations with third parties and employees on matters concerning administration and employment;

  5. Represent the Commission in legal disputes;

  6. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by management.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Law from reputable University;

  2. Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice or/and Certification of enrollment on the Bar in a Partner State;

  3. A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience at National and/or International level.

 

Skills and Competencies:

  1. Excellent legal drafting skills;

  2. Good communication and negotiation skills;

  3. Proficiency in use of computers and report writing skills.

 

Eligibility for applications:

Applicants from all six Partner States are eligible to apply for the above position

 

Terms and Condition of Service:

The position is tenable for a contract of five (5) years renewable once.

 

Fringe Benefits:

The post offers attractive fringe benefits including housing allowance, transport allowance, education allowance, a medical scheme, and insurance cover.

 

Education Qualifications:

All candidates applying must have qualifications that are recognized by the relevant national accreditation body in the respective Partner States. This condition is applicable for locally and internationally attained qualifications.

 

Relevant/Working Experience:

Internship, training and apprenticeship will not be considered as relevant experience.

 

Equal Opportunity:

The East African Community is an equal opportunity employer; therefore, female candidates are encouraged to apply. EAC will only respond to those candidates who strictly meet the set requirements.

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates who meet the qualification and experience requirements for the above mentioned position are advised to send their applications, detailed curriculum vitae, photocopies of academic certificates, names and contact details of three referees, and a copy of National Identity Card, or birth certificate or Passport showing date of birth. Please quote the reference number on both the application letter and envelope. For electronic submission, please quote the reference number on the subject of the email and send to the address given below.

 

Applications should be submitted to the address below not later than Wednesday 27th July 2018.

 

Please note:

  1. You may submit your application either electronically or in hard copy but not both.

  2. Applications which do not: indicate nationality and age; the reference number; have an application letter attached; have certified copies of academic certificates; or fail to provide three referees, will be disqualified.

  3. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

  4. EAC Staff Rules and Regulations precludes considerations of applicants above 55 years of age.

 

Please note that EAC/LVBC does not require candidates to pay money for the recruitment process. All invitations for interviews will be done in writing.

 

The Executive Secretary

Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Owuor Otiende Road, Off Kenyatta Highway

New Nyanza Regional Headquarters

13th Floor

P.O. Box 1510-40100 Kisumu, Kenya

Email: recruitment@lvbcom.org

www.lvbcom.org

 

 



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East African Community,
Lake Victoria Basin Commission,
Off Kenyatta Highway,
New Nyanza Regional Headquarters,
13TH FLOOR,
P.O BOX 1510-40100,
Kisumu, Kenya
Tel:   +254 57 202 6344,
        +254 57 202 3873,
        +254 57 202 3894,
Fax: +254 57 202 6324
Email: lvbc@lvbcom.org