Senior Legal Officer (CA6) at Communications Authority of Kenya

  • Experience Required:5 Years
  • Total Positions:1
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Category: Legal
  • Minimum Education: Degree
  • Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Posted on: May 26, 2023
  • Last Date: June 23, 2023

Job Description

Ref. SO/LS/2023
Job Title: Senior Legal Officer (CA6)
The Communications Authority of Kenya (The Authority) is the regulatory agency responsible for
regulating the communications sector in Kenya. We are committed to promoting and facilitating
the development of a vibrant and inclusive communications industry. As part of our strategic
objectives, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Legal Officer who shall also
serve as the Executive Assistant to the Board Chair to join our team. This role is crucial in
providing comprehensive administrative support to the Board Chair and ensuring smooth
operations of board-related activities.

Job Summary:
The Senior Legal Officer will provide high-level administrative support and assistance to the
Board Chair of the Authority. This role requires exceptional organizational skills, discretion, and
the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. The successful candidate
will act as a trusted partner to the Board Chair, managing administrative tasks, coordinating
Chair’s participation in board meetings, and facilitating effective communication between the
Board Chair and other stakeholders.
1. Work in a team responsible for the provision of corporate secretarial services to the
2. Provide comprehensive administrative support to the Board Chair, including managing
schedules, appointments, and travel arrangements.
3. Provide technical and logistical support to the office of the Board Chair and
Chairpersons of Committees of the Board.
4. Provide quality assurance in respect of all documentation handled by the office of the
Board Chair.
5. Liaise with Management to coordinate participation of Board Members in Policy
Meetings, capacity building trainings and other governance stakeholder
6. Assist in the preparation and compilation of board reports, presentations, and other
documents, ensuring accuracy and adherence to deadlines.
7. Assist in the development of speeches, letters, press releases and other documentation
for the Office of the Chairperson.
8. Manage confidential and sensitive information with utmost discretion and
9. Conduct research and gather information on various topics as directed by the Board
Chair, providing relevant and concise summaries and reports.
10. Maintain an organized filing system for board-related documents and records, ensuring
ease of access and retrieval.
11. Act as a liaison between the Board Chair and Management, external organizations, and
individuals, ensuring effective communication and collaboration.
12. Handle incoming correspondence, phone calls, and inquiries addressed to the Board
Chair, providing timely responses, or redirecting as appropriate.
13. Undertake special projects and assignments as assigned by the Board Chair,
demonstrating flexibility and adaptability in meeting evolving needs.

1. Bachelor's degree in law. Master's degree is an added advantage.
2. Proven experience (minimum 5 years) supporting C-suite executives or board
3. Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution (2010).
Key Competencies:
4. Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to multitask and
prioritize competing demands effectively.
5. Strong written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail and
6. Proficient in using office productivity software, including word processing,
spreadsheet, presentation, and email tools.
7. Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and work
collaboratively with individuals at all levels.
8. Demonstrated discretion, professionalism, and the ability to handle confidential
information with sensitivity and integrity.
9. Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities, with a proactive and solutions-
oriented mindset.
10. Flexibility and adaptability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with
changing priorities and deadlines.
11. Knowledge of governance principles and practices, as well as regulatory frameworks,
is an advantage.

Skills Required

Organizational Skills
Analytical Skills
Interpersonal Skills

Application Details

Terms and Conditions of Service for the Advertised Positions
The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures
and Public Service Guidelines.
Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory
performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3)
years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on
Documents to be submitted by the applicants
Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant
academic and professional certificates.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: -
i. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
ii. Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
iii. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
iv. Dully filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption
Commission (EACC).
v. A Clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Submission of Applications
The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:
The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800.
Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June,
2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living
with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Canvassing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic

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