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FAITH KALUAI Advocate

Nairobi, Kenya FAITH KALUAI
AdministrationLitigationMonitoring & Evaluation

KEY STRENGTHS
§   Ten years’ experience as an Advocate of the High Court, eight of those years have been as a practicing advocate with a major focus in the Employment and Labor Relations Court. Therefore, having vast knowledge in industrial relations and management of employer- employee relationships.

§   Provide direction in policy development and review of existing policies.

§   Conducting legal risk assessment and preparation of sensitization programmes based on the assessment and Legal Compliance Audit carried out.

§   Providing direction in carrying out training needs and market assessment for staff in the Directorate and developing training plan.

§   Preparation of Work Plan, quarterly and monthly report and individual roles and responsibilities for purposes of evaluation of the Directorate’s performance and conducting quarterly appraisal of staff.

§   Exceptional relationship builder with an aim of forging positive group dynamics and improve engagement with other service areas as well as external stakeholders

§   Soft skills include a professional demeanor; Strong analytical, problem-solving and strategic thinking skills; team player with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills; highly motivated and innovative.

 

Proven expertise in:

·      Risk Management

·      Negotiations

·      Stakeholder Engagement

·      Communication

·      Legal Research

·      Policy Development

·      Legal Drafting

·      Planning

·      Training
·      Monitoring & Evaluation

·      Event documentation.

·      Administrative

·      Time Management
Education and Certification
Master of Business Management- Project Management (2020)

Kenyatta University

 

Higher Diploma Human Resource Management (2012)

Institute of Human Resource Management

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Law (2010)

Kenya School of Law

 

Bachelor of Laws (2008)

Moi University

Certifications:

Certified Public Secretaries  ·  Risk Management  ·  Leadership & Management ·  Contract Management · Public Procurement Law & Policies · Legal Audit and Compliance  · Job Evaluation in Public Sector  · Strategic Leadership Development Programme  · Senior Management Course

 

Professional Experience
Teachers Service Commission– Nairobi, Kenya

Principal Legal Officer: 2016 to present

Utilized the knowledge gained in the past three years to improve my litigation skills and representing the Commission before the Employment and Labor Relations Court. The level of engagement with other service areas especially the Human Resource Management, Discipline and Supply Chains Management has increased with the aim of steering and offering legal advice on the statutory obligations.  Having the opportunity to be involved in the development and reviewing of various policies and procedures of the Commission. Representing the head of Directorate in management and Board meetings to offer legal advice when called upon.  Appointed as a supervisor of the administrative staff for purposes of appraising and mentoring them. Conducting a needs assessment of staff based on their appraisals.

Key Contributions:

§  Coordinated the training of over 50 officers from the County offices on the legal framework on carrying out the discipline function.

§  Spearheaded the Directorate’s training framework plan and generating a training plan for 2021-2022.

§  Designed and reviewed the Board Charter and Work Plan of the sitting Board.

§  Steering the sensitization programmes conducted by the Directorate based on the legal risk management in place and the Legal Compliance Audit exercise carried out.

§  Designed and reviewed the Career Progression Guidelines for Secretariat staff 2021.

§  Appointed and engaged in the Job Evaluation 2020-2021 exercise as a Job Analyst on behalf of the Directorate.

§  Conducting the Legal Audit Compliance exercise of four service areas and developing a monitoring and evaluation tool.

Senior Legal Officer: 2013 to 2016

Worked closely with the Senior Deputy Director of the Legal Division with the aim of getting an overview and understanding of the operations of the Commission. Representing the Commission before the Employment and Labor Relations Court. Drafting and reviewing of legal instruments including but not limited to pleadings, contracts and Memorandum of Understandings on behalf of the Commission.  Carrying out research and rendering legal advisory to user service areas as and when required.

 

Key Contributions:

§  Participated in the preparation and execution of the Return to Work Formula and Collective Bargaining Agreement between Kenya National Union of Teachers and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers.

§  Engaged in the designing and seeking the adoption of the Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) & Code of Conduct and Ethics for Teachers.

Office of the Attorney General – Nairobi, Kenya

State Counsel: 2011 to 2013

Appointed as a Counsel stationed at the Advocates Complaints Commission with the aim of analyzing and handling complaints made against Advocates. Drafting and prosecuting of Advocates at the Disciplinary Committee.  Adopting an alternative dispute mechanism in resolving disputes between advocates and clients. Engaged in the nationwide sensitization programmes on educating the public on professional misconduct within the legal profession and measures that can be taken to mitigate the same.

 

Key Contribution:

§  Achieving 60% success rate with adopting the In- House dispute resolution in resolving complaints raised against Advocates with a view of achieving a Win- Win for both parties.

REFEREES:

Flora L.  Manyasa

Assistant Deputy Director-LLIR

Teachers Service Commission

Mobile: 0716 804 141

flasini@gmail.com

(current employer)

 

Rhoda Rutto

Director- Legal Services

Controller of Budget

Mobile: 0721 375 674

rhorutto@gmail.com

 

Umuliza M. Njiru

Lead, Communications, Policy and Advocacy- Africa

The Rockefeller Foundation

Mobile: 0722 798 321

umuliza.njiru@gmail.com

Education

2020 MBA at Kenyatta University
2012 Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management at College of Human Resource Management
2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Law at Kenya School of Law
2008 LLB (Hons) at Moi University

Experience

2013- Present Principal Legal Officer at Teachers Service Commission
2011-2013 State Counsel II at Office of the Attorney General

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