Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – ODPP 2019
Career Employment Kenya: Government Jobs in Nairobi, Kenya – ODPP 2019
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Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions

V/NO. 192/2019 RE-ADVERTISED
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs.
127, 026- Kshs. 184,226 p.m. DPP 3 (JG ‘R’)
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-

·        
A cumulative number of Fifteen (15)
years relevant experience from the date of admission as an Advocate of the High
Court of Kenya 
OR served
for Two (2) years at the level of Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions
DPP4/JG’Q’.

·        
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a
recognized university; Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council
of Legal Education;
·        
Admission as an Advocate of the High
Court of Kenya;
·        
Demonstrated merit and ability as
reflected in work perfomance and results; and
·        
Be a member of a recognized
professional body.
Possession of a Masters degree in law or any other social
science from a recognized institution and a Strategic Leadership Development
Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution
will be an added advantage.
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following skills:-
·        
Litigation and Prosecutorial skills;
·        
Legislation and reform skills
·        
Policy formulation and implementation
skills;
·        
Research skills;
·        
Thorough understanding of national
goals, policies and objectives and ability to relate them to proper management
of prosecution services;
·        
Knowledge of criminal justice system;
·        
Knowledge of relevant legislation;
·        
Knowledge of professional standards;
·        
Leadership skills;
·        
ICT skills;
·        
Budgeting skills;
·        
Analytical skills;
·        
Resource management skills;
·        
Interpersonal and communication
skills.
·        
Negotiation skills; and
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following qualities:-
·        
Ability to articulate, interpret and
implement national and international policies and development goals;
·        
Honesty and integrity
·        
Ability to work under pressure;
·        
Ability to build and lead cohesive
teams;
·        
Creativity and innovativeness;
·        
Results oriented; and
·        
Self driven.
·        
Implementing division’s policies and
procedures to ensure the availability of guidelines that enhance delivery of
service that is aligned to the Constitution requirements, in line with best
practice, and that meet set quality standards;
·        
Ensuring the division operations are
directed to the achievement of the ODPP service delivery objectives;
·        
Monitoring the utilization of the
division’s allocated funds, to ensure the resources are spent without wastage,
and to gamer the trust of stakeholders in the ability of ODPP to deliver
quality public prosecution services;
·        
Monitoring the implementation of the
division’s strategy, to ensure the deliverables of the strategy are met against
set timelines and quality standards;
·        
Developing, implementing and
coordinating division’s work plans, to assist in the efficient and effective
implementation of the division’s strategy, to ensure the divisions deliverables
are meet within the set timelines and quality standards;
·        
Conducting prosecutions in line with
the set policies, procedures and laws, to ensure the rulings delivered meet
stakeholder expectations on time and quality standards;
·        
Coordinating legal research, to ensure
the decisions made on cases to be prosecuted are well informed and support
justice in the delivery of service by ODPP;
·        
Advising ministries and departments
on legal issues, to ensure the ministries and departments are compliant with
all the relevant laws, to reduce exposure to fines, litigations and penalties
that arise from noncompliance;
·        
Monitoring compliance with principles
and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability,
ethics and integrity, in order for ODPP to garner the trust of stakeholders on
the ability of ODPP to deliver quality public prosecution services;
·        
Reviewing legislation, legal
documents, opinions and briefs, to determine the responsibility of ODPP on
various relationships entered into, to support compliance and hence reduce
exposure to legal risks;
·        
Developing proposals for reforms on
emerging legal issues, to advice management and relevant stakeholders on the
need to introduce changes that enhance service delivery;
·        
Coordinating the operations of the
division, to ensure the operations are directed at the achievement of the
objectives of the division strategy; and
·        
Developing and managing the
performance of the staff in the division, for the department to deliver quality
public prosecution services in line with the ODPP objectives.
V/NO. 193/2019 RE-ADVERTISED
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs.
106,813 – Kshs. 146,512 p.m. DPP 4 (JG ‘Q’)
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·        
A cumulative number of Thirteen (13)
years releveant experince from the date of admission as an Advocate of the High
Court of Kenya 
OR served
for Two (2) years at the level of Senior Principal Prosecution Counsel DPP
5/JG’P’.
·        
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a
recognized university;
·        
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies
from the Council of Legal Education;
·        
Admission as an Advocate of the High
Court of Kenya;
·        
Shown merit and ability as reflected
in work perfomance and results; and
·        
Be a member of a recognized
professional body.
NOTE: Possession of a Masters degree in law or any other social
science from a recognized institution and a Strategic Leadership Development
Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution
will be an added advantage;
An officer at this level may be deployed to head a legal
Ssection or work at any of the Departments at the Headquarters or a County
Office. Specifically, duties and responsibilities will entail: –
·        
Coordinating the development and
implementation of work plans that assist in the implementation of the section
strategy that enhances efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of justice;
·        
Monitoring the delivery of service by
the staff in the section, in line with the approved section and individual work
plans, to ensure high quality standards are maintained, and that service meets
set timelines;
·        
Facilitating participation of
victims, witnesses, complainants and accused persons in the criminal justice
system and protection of their rights to ensure a seamless judicial process;
·        
Supervising of the section’s
performance management for efficient and
effective service delivery;
·        
Undertaking prosecutions to ensure
justice on cases forwarded is delivered in a timely manner;
·        
Undertaking research, analysing
research data and compiling reports on relevant information gathered, to ensure
the prosecution services offered are well informed and are of high quality, and
to enhance on the efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service;
·        
Preparing preliminary legal documents/instruments,
opinions and briefs, in line with the ODPP quality standards, to ensure proper
preparedness for prosecution cases that enhances the quality of judgements
delivered;
·        
Monitoring compliance with principles
and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, accountability,
ethics and integrity, in order for ODPP to gamer the trust of stakeholders on
the ability of ODPP to deliver quality public prosecution services;
·        
Advising ministries, departments, and
agencies on legal policy issues, to ensure full compliance with the law and the
relevant guidelines in the delivery of justice;
·        
Liaising with the witness protection
agency to protect witnesses and screen possible criminal prosecutions forwarded
to ODPP by the police, to ensure the delivery of quality and just public
prosecution services;
·        
Reviewing investigations from various
law enforcement agencies, to inform the rulings to be made on cases forwarded
to ODPP for ruling;
·        
Studying and evaluating case files
presented and deciding on whether to prosecute, to ensure all cases are
attended to in a timely manner; and
·        
Developing and implementing a
schedule that facilitates the delivery of timely service to clients, to ensure
relevant stakeholders trust the ability of ODPP to high quality public prosecution
services.
V/NO. 194/2019 RE-ADVERTISED
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs 92,762. – Kshs. 127,368 p.m. DPP 5 (JG
‘P’)
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·        
A cumulative number of Ten (10) years
relevant experience from the date of admission as an Advocate of the High Court
of Kenya ORserved for Two (2) years at the level of Principal Prosecution
Counsel DPP 6/JG’N’.
·        
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a
recognized university;
·        
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies
from the Council of Legal Education;
·        
Admission as an advocate of the High
Court of Kenya; and
·        
Demonstrated merit and ability as
reflected in work perfomance and results.
NOTE: Possession of a Masters degree in law or any other social
science from a recognized institution and a Senior Management Course lasting
not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added
advantage;
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following skills:-
·        
Litigation skills and Prosecutorial
skills;
·        
Legislative drafting and law reform
skills;
·        
Knowledge of the criminal justice
system;
·        
Knowledge and appreciation of laws
and professional standards;
·        
Research skills;
·        
ICT skills;
·        
Organizational and administrative
skills;
·        
Supervisory skills;
·        
Policy implementation skills;
·        
Arbitration skills;
·        
Negotiation skills;
·        
Interpersonal and Communication
skills; and
·        
Problem solving skills
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following qualities: –
·        
Ability to get well with a diverse
workforce;
·        
Honesty and integrity;
·        
Positive working attitude;
·        
Ability to give and take
instructions;
·        
Ability to work with minimum
supervision;
·        
Creativity and innovativeness;
·        
Ability to build and lead cohesive
teams;
·        
Ability to work under pressure; and
An officer at this level may be deployed to work in any of the
Departments at the Headquarters or County Office. Specifically, duties and
responsibilities will entail
·        
Undertaking prosecutions to ensure
justice on cases forwarded is delivered in a timely manner;
·        
Undertaking research on assigned
legal issues and compiling reports on relevant information gathered, to ensure
the prosecution services offered are well informed and are of high quality, and
to enhance on the efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service;
·        
Preparing preliminary legal
documents/instruments and opinions, in line with the ODPP quality standards, to
ensure proper preparedness for prosecution cases that enhances the quality of
judgements delivered;
·        
Monitoring compliance with principles
and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, in order for ODPP to
gamer the trust of stakeholders on the ability of ODPP to deliver quality
public prosecution services
·        
Ensuring that staff who report to the
position are accountable, ethical and have integrity in the delivery of
service, to garner the trust of stakeholders on the ability of ODPP to deliver
on just public prosecution services;
·        
Organising stakeholder consultation
in the delivery of public prosecution services, to ensure ODPP receives the
necessary support in the management of public prosecutions;
·        
Monitoring the implementation of
individual work plans, to ensure high quality standards are maintained, and
that service meets set timelines;
·        
Advising ministries, departments, and
agencies on legal policy issues, to ensure full compliance with the law and the
relevant guidelines in the delivery of justice;
·        
Studying and evaluating case files
presented and deciding on whether to prosecute, to ensure all cases are
attended to in a timely manner;
·        
Preparing appropriate documents for
appeal review, or revision and related proceedings, to ensure ODPP is well
prepared to manage the appeals process in order to deliver timely and quality
service;
·        
Supervising the delivery of service
by the prosecution counsel, to ensure delivery of quality service that meets
set timelines; and
·        
Facilitating participation of
victims, witnesses, complainants and accused persons in the criminal justice
system and protection of their rights to ensure a seamless judicial process.
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 61,061- Kshs. 85.096 p.m. DPP 6 (JG
‘N’)
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·        
A cumulative number of seven (7)
years relevant experience from the date of admission as an Advocate of the High
Court of Kenya OR served for Two(2) years at the level of Senior Prosecution
Counsel DPP 7/ JG’M’.
·        
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a
recognized university;
·        
Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies
from the Council of Legal Education;
·        
Admission as an advocate of the High
Court of Kenya; and
·        
Demonstrated merit and ability as
reflected in work perfomance and results.
NOTE: Possession of a Senior Management Course lasting not less
than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following skills:-
·        
Litigation skills and Prosecutorial
skills;
·        
Legislative drafting and law reform
skills;

·        
Knowledge of the criminal justice
system;
·        
Knowledge and appreciation of laws
and professional standards;
·        
Research skills;
·        
ICT skills;
·        
Organizational and administrative
skills;
·        
Supervisory skills;
·        
Policy implementation skills;
·        
Arbitration skills;
·        
Negotiation skills;
·        
Interpersonal and Communication
skills;and
·        
Problem solving skills.
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following qualities: –
·        
Ability to get well with a diverse
workforce;
·        
Honesty and integrity;
·        
Positive working attitude;
·        
Ability to give and take
instructions;
·        
Ability to work with minimum
supervision;
·        
Creativity and innovativeness;
·        
Ability to build and lead cohesive
teams;
·        
Ability to work under pressure; and
An officer at this level may be deployed at any of the
Departments at the Headquarters or a County Office. Specifically, duties and
responsibilities will entail
·        
Undertaking prosecutions to ensure
justice on cases forwarded is delivered in a timely manner;
·        
Undertaking research on assigned
legal issues and compiling reports on relevant information gathered, to ensure
the prosecution services offered are well informed and are of high quality, and
to enhance on the efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of service;
·        
Preparing preliminary legal
documents/instruments and opinions, in line with the ODPP quality standards, to
ensure proper preparedness for prosecution cases that enhances the quality of
judgements delivered;
·        
Monitoring compliance with principles
and values of good governance, human rights, transparency, in order for ODPP to
garner the trust of stakeholders on the ability of ODPP to deliver quality
public prosecution services
·        
Ensuring that staff who report to the
position are accountable, ethical and have integrity in the delivery of
service, to garner the trust of stakeholders on the ability of ODPP to deliver
on just public prosecution services;
·        
Organising stakeholder consultation
in the delivery of public prosecution services, to ensure ODPP receives the
necessary support in the management of public prosecutions;
·        
Monitoring the implementation of
individual work plans, to ensure high quality standards are maintained, and
that service meets set timelines;
·        
Advising ministries, departments, and
agencies on legal policy issues, to ensure full compliance with the law and the
relevant guidelines in the delivery of justice;
·        
Studying and evaluating case files
presented and deciding on whether to prosecute, to ensure all cases are
attended to in a timely manner;
·        
Preparing appropriate documents for
appeal review, or revision and related proceedings, to ensure ODPP is well
prepared to manage the appeals process in order to deliver timely and quality
service;
·        
Supervising the delivery of service
by the prosecution counsel, to ensure delivery of quality service that meets
set timelines; and
·        
Facilitating participation of
victims, witnesses, complainants and accused persons in the criminal justice
system and protection of their rights to ensure a seamless judicial process.
Basic Salary Scale: Kshs. 61,061 – Kshs. 85,096 p.m. DPP 6 (JG
‘N’)
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:-
·        
Accumulative number of Nine (9) years
relevant experience and served at the level of Senior Information Officer II
DPP 9/JG ‘L’ and above OR in a comparable and relevant position in the Public
Service or Private Sector;
·        
Bachelor’s degree in any of the
following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism,
Public Relations, Social Sciences or any other approved equivalent
qualifications from recognized institution;
·        
Postgraduate diploma in any of the
following disciplines, in the case of serving holders of social science degree:
Mass communication, Communication Studies, Public Relations, Journalism,
International Relations or its equivalent and relevant qualifications from a
recognized Institution/University;
·        
A clear understanding of the working
of the media and the socio-political environment in Kenya;
·        
Good oral and written communication
skills both in English and Kiswahili;
·        
Advanced computer application skills;
·        
Demonstrated professional and
managerial competence as reflected in work performance and results;
·        
Extensive experience in
writing/editing articles;
·        
Membership to a relevant professional
body.
NOTE:   Possession of a Senior Management Course
lasting not less than four recognized institution and experience of working
across a broad including digital and print will be an added advantage. (4)
weeks from range of media
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following skills;
·        
Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills;
·        
Good public relations, persuasion and
negotiation skills;
·        
Research and evaluation skills
·        
Policy implementation skills;
·        
Leadership skills;
·        
Negotiation skills;
·        
ICT skills;
·        
Interviewing skills;
·        
Social media savvy;
·        
Photography and videography skill;
·        
Planning and Coordination skills;
·        
Problem solving skills;
·        
Managerial and organizational skills
·        
Analytical skills; and
·        
Supervisory skills;
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the
following personal qualities;
·        
Ability to articulate the ODPP’s mandate,
vision, mission and policies to elicit the desired change among its publics;
·        
Creativity and innovativeness;
·        
Problem solving;
·        
Honesty and integrity;
·        
A strong team player;
·        
Ability to work under pressure;
·        
Leadership, advocacy, relationship
building and collaboration;
·        
Result oriented; and
·        
Self-driven.
An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior
Assistant Director of Public Communication for the assigned Public
Communication function. Specifically, duties and responsibilities will entail
·        
Contributing to the development of
the ODPP communication and media strategy, to ensure the division meets the
ODPP needs in the delivery of public prosecution services;
·        
Cascading the division work plan to
all staff in the division to ensure the staff activities are aligned with the
division strategy;
·        
Coordinating communication activities
in the division to ensure the activities are delivered within set timelines and
quality standards;
·        
Developing content for website and
social media platforms to ensure ODPP reaches a wide audience and to supplement
the other forms of communication employed by ODPP;
·        
Designing, printing and disseminating
IEC materials in line with the ODPP media quality standards to ensure the
materials supplement the other forms of communication used by ODPP;
·        
Conducting daily press review to pick
out and analyze the information presented by the media on ODPP to ensure any
damage control is conducted in a timely manner;
·        
Advising management on adverse media
reporting to ensure minimal damage to the ODPP reputation;
·        
Managing assigned projects and
programs to ensure delivery against set quality standards and timelines;
·        
Editing stories on various topical
issues to ensure the stories meet the set quality standards for ODPP publications;
·        
Scheduling interviews with internal
and external stakeholders to ensure required information is obtained;
·        
Organizing events to ensure the
events are quality and meet the objectives of the Public Affairs and
Communication Division;
·        
Managing media liaison and briefings
to facilitate timely communication by ODPP, and to ensure the right information
is communicated to the media, as well as to facilitate the management of
negative publicity on ODPP;
·        
Producing documentary productions to
add variety to the forms of communication employed by ODPP in order to appeal
to a wide range of audiences;
·        
Conducting photography to ensure the
content developed by ODPP is enhanced by appropriate photographs;
·        
Developing, editing and publishing
e-newsletter to support efficiency in the use of resources to expand audience
reach, and carter for all times of audiences;
·        
Preparing the division budget to
ensure allocation of sufficient resources for the implementation of the ODPP
communication strategy and overseeing proper utilisation of the resources;
·        
Preparing procurement plans for all
planned and approved programmes and activities and monitoring their
implementation;
·        
Initiating and carrying out research
on various public communication issues and developing appropriate interventions;
·        
Developing standards and regulations
in the management of Public Communications functions;
·        
Identifying ODPP events that require
packaging for dissemination to the media and the public; and
·        
Mentoring and coaching staff working
under him/her to enhance performance.
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to make their
applications by completing ONE application form ODPP 1. The form may be
downloaded from the ODPP’s Website 
www.odpp.go.ke or
picked from Nairobi Headquarters and County Offices.
The candidates should attach COPIES of the following documents
to their application form:
·        
National Identity Card
·        
Academic and Professional
Certificates and Transcripts
·        
Any supporting documents and
testimonials
·        
Letter of appointment to their
current substantive post
·        
Letter of appointment to their
previous post and
·        
Detailed Curriculum Vitae
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
·        
Law Society of Kenya for Lawyers
·        
Higher Education Loans Board
·        
Kenya Revenue Authority
·        
Criminal Investigation Department
·        
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
·        
Any other Professional bodies to
which the candidate is a member
Completed application forms should be sent to:
Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
NSSF Building 19th Floor, Block ‘A’
So as to reach the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
on or before Tuesday, 3
rd September,
2019.

Persons with disability and those from marginalized and minority
communities are encouraged to apply.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE