CAREERS

The Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) is a professional Organization bringing together the “landed” professionals. The members are within eight major disciplines of the surveying profession namely; the Valuation Surveying, Property Management, Real Estate Agency, Land Surveying. Building Surveying. Land Administration Managers, Engineering Surveying and Geospatial Information Management Surveying.

The Institution is inviting applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented candidates to fill the following vacant position:

LEGAL  AND RESEARCH OFFICER

JOB TITLE:              LEGAL  AND RESEARCH OFFICER

LOCATION:                NAIROBI

REPORTING TO:        CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

The Legal and Research officer will be responsible for undertaking legal and policy research, as well as advocating for ISK with the Government and other stakeholder on policy and legislative issues affecting the surveying industry.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Conduct legal research and prepare internal briefings on matters relating to land and built sector policies;
  2. Provide support in preparation and drafting memorandums;
  3. Tracking the legislative calendars at the Executive Level, the National Assembly, Senate and County levels to identify any upcoming matters in land and built laws;
  4. Track the status of various Bills and maintain an updated record of tracker report;
  5. Providing legal advice and ensure compliance with legal and statutory requirements;
  6. Following up on cases filed against the organisation and preparation of legal reports and opinions;
  7. Developing policy positions on all areas that relate directly or indirectly to the survey profession;
  8. Identifying and advocating for the inclusion of ISK member interests when new policies/legislations are being developed;
  9. Advising the organisation on the legislation that affect the organisation and changes made thereof;
  10. Providing of day to day legal and regulatory support to the functional areas covering general compliance queries and reviews; and
  11. Performing any other lawful duties as may be assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Qualifications
  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Law;
  2. A post graduate diploma in Law;
  3. Current Membership with a Professional Body will be an added advantage;
  4. Two Years’ experience in handling legal research
  • Key competencies
  1. Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships and work with a range of different groups both internally and externally;
  2. Good understanding of laws governing land and built sector
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  4. Strong Organizational skills and attention to detail;
  5. Presentation, Research and Teamwork skills;
  6. Demonstrated ability working with highly confidential information.


Job application procedure

All application letters with detailed CVs indicating telephone contacts with three referees
and filled ISK Job Application Form to be sent to: recruitment@isk.or.ke on or before 26th April, 2024. 
ISK is an equal-opportunity employer.