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Retirement Benefits Authority’s legal counsel

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Retirement Benefits Authority’s legal counsel

Retirement Benefits Authority’s legal counsel

About Retirement Benefits Authority

Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) is a regulatory body under the National Treasury, established under Retirement Benefits Act. The Retirement Benefits Act was enacted as part of the on-going reform process in the financial sector in order to bring the retirement benefits industry under a harmonized legislation, to address the many problems that have hitherto faced the industry. The enactment of this Act filled a regulatory vacuum which had existed in Kenya. The mission of Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA)is to develop, safeguard and deliver value to the retirement benefits sector through excellence in service delivery.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Laws degree;
  • Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Current Practicing Certificate from the High Court of Kenya;
  • Membership to the Law Society of Kenya in good standing;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and.
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution.


Key Responsibilities

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The duties and responsibilities entail: –

  • Supporting the reviewing of legislation and assisting in legal drafting;
  • Assisting in the negotiation of contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments;
  • Supporting the arbitration and settlement of disputes;
  • Monitoring progress and recording information on pending and completed prosecutions and any enforcement actions;
  • Carrying out field investigations to collect evidence and determine the extent of violations of the Retirement Benefits Act;
  • Compiling data and information to support the amendment of retirement benefits legislation and statutory instruments;
  • Assisting in the filing and prosecution of criminal cases when the violations warrant more severe action;
  • Maintaining a record of all cases handled by external lawyers on behalf of the Authority;
  • Assisting in the issue of briefs to external lawyers as approved; and
  • Compiling reports of cases handled by external lawyers.

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Proficiency in writing, communication and reporting skills
  • Interpersonal skills; and
  • Team player.


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