Head of Legal Services: NEMA Nigeria vacancies

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22 Sep, 2009

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Legal Jobs in Nigeria

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is established under the Environmental Management and Coordination Act (EMCA) No. 8 of 1999, as the principal instrument of government in the implementation of all policies relating to the environment.

National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates for the following vacant positions

An officer at this level will be the Chief legal Advisor to the Authority.

The officer will serve as Secretary to the Board and will provide legal advice to the Authority and ensure integration of environmental concerns into policy and legislation at all levels and initiate legislative proposals, standards and guidelines on environment in accordance with EMCA 1999.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties will include:

Drafting the required regulations, guidelines and interpreting the Environmental Management and Coordination Act, 1999;

Advising on international conventions, treaties and agreements related to the environment to which Kenya is a party and assisting in their implementation;

Advising and assisting in negotiations;

Drafting and liaising with the Attorney General and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on the establishment and maintenance of a Registry of International Conventions and Treaties to which Kenya is a party;

Liaising with sectoral Institutions and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation on international environmental concerns;

Initiating legislative proposals, standards and guidelines on the environment in accordance with the EMCA 1999;

Establishing criteria and procedures for the assessment of environmental quality standards;

Monitoring of the implementation and compliance with legislation; and

Taking responsibility for all litigation matters in respect of the Authority.

Requirements:

Been an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

Registered Certified Public secretary; and

A Masters degree in Environmental Law from a recognized University.

3 years working experience as Principal Legal Officer, grade E5 or in a comparable position will be an added advantage

Deadline: 1st October 2009

For more information and application, visit: Legal Services Website

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