Senior Legal Officer - One (1) Post V/No. 1/2022

The National Research Fund (NRF) is a State Corporation established under section 32 of the Science, Technology and Innovation Act No. 28 of 2013 with the objective to facilitate Research for the advancement of Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Agency seeks to recruit qualified, competent, dynamic, proactive, innovative and highly committed staff to fill the position of Senior Legal Officer.

Job Specification

The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: –

  1. Interpreting legal cases; advising on legal requirements and prosecution
  2. Procedures; issuing instructions to agreement and contract defaulters;
  3. Developing and implementing legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant departments, divisions and units;
  4. Monitoring compliance with legal framework, agreements and contracts;
  5. Preparing legal opinions on legal cases and on matters relating to legal notices; and
  6. Carrying out research on emerging legal issues.

Applicant Specification

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have: –

  1. At least four (4) years relevant work experience in public service or private sector;
  2. Have a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  3. Masters of Law (LL. B) degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  4. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  5. Current Law Practicing Certificate;
  6. Proficiency in computer applications;
  7. Good communication skills; 
  8. A supervisory Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  9. Be a member of a relevant professional body where applicable;
  10. Demonstrated results in work performance; and
  11. Meet the provision of Chapter Six of Constitution

The details for each of the advertised position are available on the Agency’s Website Interested and qualified candidates are requested to send their applications together with copies of academic/professional certificates and identity card in PDF format to and the subject line should contain the Job Title.

For hand delivered applications, they shall be dropped in a box marked “National Research Fund Advertised Positions” placed at the 3rd floor of the NACOSTI building. 

Applications sent by either post or hand should be contained in sealed envelopes with the Job Title marked on the surface and delivered to the address below:

Chief Executive Officer  

National Research Fund

NACOSTI Building 3rd Floor, Upper Kabete, – Off Waiyaki way,

P.O Box 26036 – 00100,





Please Note

  1. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  2. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  3. The National Research Fund is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenyans diverse communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities.
  4. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National
    Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during
  5. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  6. Successful candidates after interviews will be required to obtain the following documents:
    1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
    2. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)  
    3. Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
    4. Clearance Certificate from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
    5. Clearance Certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)