Assistant Director – Civil Litigation and Asset Recovery – EACC “5” (1 Post) Ref: EACC/LS/ADCLAR/1

Reporting to the Director, Legal Service through the Deputy Director, Civil Litigation, Asset Recovery and Legal Support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review pleadings, opinions and other legal drafts prepared by officers in the department to ensure sufficiency of information
  • Provide technical advice to lawyers in the Department on proposed claims and conduct of legal proceedings.
  • Provide legal opinions in cases where the Commission is sued and provide actual legal representation in the court
  • Implement and monitor the divisional budget to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the management of the Commission`s resources.
  • Initiate and coordinate the development and review of policies, guidelines and regulations on enforcement of anti-corruption legislations
  • Initiate the recovery of corruptly accured assets.
  • Provide legal service on contracts, Memorandums of Understanding and partnerships agreements between the Commission and third parties
  • Institute civil proceedings for compensation, forfeiture or recovery of public assets acquired through corrupt activities
  • Review legislations and making recommendations on amendments.
  • File and prosecute applications for preservation of assets pending conclusion of investigations.
  • Carry out legal research on the Commission related issues. Monitor the implementation of departmental work plans on monthly, quarterly and annual basis through review meetings and reporting
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets for the Department

Requirements for Appointment:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

  • Minimum of twelve (12) years` relevant post-admission experience, three (3) of which should be in a senior position, from a reputable organisation;
  • Bachelor`s degree in Law or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • Master`s degree in any of the following disciplies: Law, International Relations, Education, Communication, Public Administration, Programme Management, Criminology, Ethics and Leadership, Governance, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification;
  • Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education or its equivalent qualification form a recognised institution;
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognised institution;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Computer literacy;
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Excellent knowledge in Constitutional law, judicial review, anti-corruption legislation and restitution;
  • Knowledge of ethics, leadership and integrity.

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