Type : Jobs
Date : August 22, 2022
Location : Nairobi

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) was established by an Act of Parliament, Chapter 469 of the laws of Kenya , which became effective on 1st July 1995 . The Authority is charged with the responsibility of collecting revenue on behalf of the Government of Kenya. A Board of Directors, consisting of both public and private sector experts, makes policy decisions.

Responsible for (Purpose of the job)

Oversees the Functions and Operations of the Litigation Section, provision of legal advice, preparation of legal documents and guiding litigation.

Tasks and outputs:

  • Formulate and implement strategies for the Litigation Section.
  • Manage the pre-litigation process between KRA and other parties and render advice to avoid unnecessary litigation.
  • Manage the Litigation function.
  • Preparation of the Section’s work plan and budgets.
  • Manage compliance with agreed systems and procedures to enhance efficient and effective prevention and execution of business risks.
  • Manage research and review of legislation that impact on KRA and recommend any necessary amendments.
  • Manage stakeholder engagements (External Counsel, Judiciary, DPP, EACC, AG).
  • Manage the preparation of Memoranda of Understanding, bilateral and multilateral legal instruments with tax implications.
  • Manage post litigation revenue recovery on concluded cases by revenue Departments.
  • Manage the drafting of pleadings and defenses.
  • Promote career and continuous professional development of staff in the Section.
  • Manage the general performance of staff in the Section.

Skills required:

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline is an added advantage.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB).
  • A Post graduate diploma in Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Possess a valid Practicing Certificate (LSK).
  • Computer literate.
  • Leadership, Management and Governance courses.

Minimum years of experience

  • 7 years post admission experience in commercial law and litigation practice, 3 of which should be in a management position in a comparable organization.

Competencies required for this role

  • Strong administrative, managerial and leadership skills
  • Excellent decision making skills and capabilities
  • Excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills
  • Resilient, focused and results oriented.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Motivated, dynamic and dedicated team player.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.

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