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Legal Advisor Job Vacancy – Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project

Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Dec 7, 2013


Republic of Kenya
Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
State Department of Water
Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project (Phase 1)
Project No. P117635; (Credit No. IDAQ7950)
Expression of Interest
Ref: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1 /12/2013-2014
Legal Advisor
The Government of Kenya has received financing from the International Development Association (World Bank) towards implementation of the Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project – Phase 1 (KWSCRP-1), and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments for consulting services to be procured under this Credit.

As part of coordination and supporting the implementation of the project activities, the Government of Kenya wishes to hire Legal Advisor for a period of one (1) year.

Objective of the Consultancy and Scope of Services
The objective of this Consultancy is to provide technical support to Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (MEWNR) on water sector legislation and policy process.
In particular, the consultant will be responsible for, amongst others, legal aspects related to Mwache Dam Project and other pipeline projects, support to legal aspects for implementation of the Water Sector Reforms and Capacity Building of water sector institutions, activities for enhancing and strengthening institutional and legal reforms associated with aligning the water sector with the Constitution of Kenya (2010), legal aspects related to the functions of the PMU and on environmental and social safeguards.
Qualifications and Experience
  • An advanced degree in Law or equivalent in the area of legislation;
  • at least 10 years of directly relevant work experience the legal field, particularly as related to water resources and environment;
  • direct experience working on and knowledge of the legal framework and ongoing reforms in Kenya;
  • demonstrated experience in developing and managing programmes of institutional change;
  • preferably in the water sector as well as direct experience working on legal/institutional aspects in World Bank/IDA financed development projects.
Remuneration will be based on international competitive rates and will reflect the selected candidate’s area of expertise and relevant work experience.
Selection Method
Selection of an Individual Consultant will be in accordance with World Bank’s Guidelines for Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011.
The selection criteria will be solely based on individual experience and qualifications.
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (the Client) now invites eligible consultants to forward their Expressions of Interest (EOI) in providing these services.
Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services, including CVs, copies of academic certificates and other relevant material demonstrating experience in similar conditions and availability of appropriate skills.
Invitation for EOI
Interested consultants may obtain further information in the detailed Terms of Reference (ToR) posted at the Ministry websitewww.water.go.ke and at the address below during office hours between 0900 – 1630 hours from Monday – Friday inclusive, except public holidays in Kenya, before the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest.
The completed expression of interest documents in writing in three (3) copies must be delivered to the Tender Box on Ground Floor, Maji House or send to the address below so as to be received on or before 13th December, 2013 at 10:00am Kenyan Local time.
The expression of interest must be in plain sealed envelopes and clearly marked “REF: MEWNR / KWSCRP-1/12/2014-2015 – LEGAL ADVISOR” addressed to:
Project Manager,
Kenya Water Security and Climate Resilience Project Phase 1,
Ministry of Environment, Water &Natural Resources, Maji House, Ngong Road,
P.O. Box 49720-00100,
Tel: +254 02 2716103 Ext. 42313.
E-mail : [email protected]


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