KPAWU Legal Officer Job opportunity in Nakuru Kenya 2013


The Kenya Plantation and Agricultural Workers Union (KPAWU) which represents over 300,000 members from the Agricultural sector in Kenya, including tea, coffee, and cut flower.
Is a trade union and an affiliate of the Central Organization of Trade Unions COTU (K) established in 1963.
Its head office is in Nakuru, Kenya.
KPAWU seeks to appoint a suitable candidate in the following position:
Position: Legal Officer

Category: Law

Location: Nakuru
Age: Below 35 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job Description: The legal officer shall represent KPAWU in litigation, legal administrative proceedings and disputes resolution proceedings; provide legal, tactical and strategic advice.
He /She shall help in the preparation of legal briefs to the Union’s General Secretary for all Court Cases and liaise with the office of the General Secretary in relation to pending legal matters and prepare legal briefs to the Union leadership.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Draft agreements and contractual documents.
  • Advise the General Secretary on the interpretation of legal matters.
  • Undertake research on assigned legal issues.
  • Represent KPAWU and all its affected members at the industrial courts and in all other courts.
  • Responsible for legal matters in collaboration with the General Secretary on disputed issues.
  • Litigation and legal advice on Trade Union matters.
  • Take custody of and ensure safe keeping of legal documentation.
  • Interpret legal opinions and offer guidance on legal requirements.
  • Review contracts and leases drawn by third parties.
  • Knowledge of Labour laws and Conventions coupled with the ability to apply legal principles, concepts and policies in the context of litigation of a range of legal issues.
  • Knowledge of the jurisprudence of the Trade Unions.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and handle confidential material with discretion, and analyze and research a range of complex legal issues within tight deadlines.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements and demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Observing deadlines and achieving results motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and remains calm in stressful situations.
Qualification and Experiences
  • A Bachelor of Law (LLB) Degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of (3) three years relevant working experience in a similar position or legal firm.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law
  • Been admitted as an advocate of High Court of Kenya
  • A current practicing Certificate.
  • A strong technical understanding of statutory and legal instruments concerning Trade Unions.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications.
Qualified candidates should submit their application(s) with a detailed Curriculum Vitae attached stating current position, qualifications, experiences, names , addresses including email and telephone number of three referees, your email and day time telephone contacts together with copies of your certificates to:
General Secretary
Kenya Plantation & Agricultural Workers Union
Thamoh Plaza, 3rd Floor, Kijabe Road
P. O. Box 1161
Email Address: