Senior Legal Officer

Job No: VP14

Job type: Governance

Location: Nairobi

Categories: Business risk services/Industrial products

 

Our client in the manufacturing industry is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and confident  individual with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and MUST be based in Mombasa to fill in the following position:

SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER

Job Summary

Reporting to the General Manager, the overall purpose of this role is to manage contract preparation & review, board meetings & related documentation, litigation, and providing legal advice to management and the Board and the appropriate course of action

Main Responsibilities of Job

  • Coordinate the department’s technical assistance and training to field offices in the aforementioned subject matter areas;
  • Oversee the delivery of Industries secretarial services to Company’s Board of Directors and coordinate the business of the Board;
  • Negotiate and manage the drafting of Contracts / Agreements/MoUs and other legal documents between The Company and other parties to ensure that the interests of the Company are protected;
  • Ensure that The Company complies with relevant legislation/Regulations and Guidelines/rules and keep abreast with legal reforms;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the induction and training of Board members;
  • In consultation with external counsel where applicable provide legal advisory and opinion to the Company to support strategic decision making;
  • Advise the Board and Management on requirements for compliance with corporate governance codes and relevant legislation; 
  • Oversee the procurement of legal services providers and their effective management to ensure delivery of quality legal services;
  • Undertake legal research on best practices on matters relating to the Company core business and propose appropriate determinations, decisions, or recommendations thereon;
  • Undertake continuous and periodic review of executed contracts to ensure effective contract management;
  • Ensure safe custody of contracts and agreements and track their validity; 
  • Represent the Company in legal proceedings, including preparation of amicus briefs;
  • Represent the Company in the resolution of complaints through mediation, negotiation, and reconciliation;
  • Prepare periodic reports on legal disputes and remedial action taken by the the Company;
  • Participate in the preparation of work plans, procurement plans, progress reports, and other statutory reports of the Company;

Key Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law
  • Must be a member of the Law Society of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • A minimum of six (6) years relevant experience
  • Should have a thorough knowledge of the industrial sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements;
  • Should have the ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate assigned goals
  • Should demonstrate the ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
  • Should have strong analytical and be result-oriented;
  • Should have high standards of integrity and ethical practice;

Interested candidates are requested to forward their updated CVs to recruitment@ke.gt.com by Tuesday, 7th September 2021 stating the subject heading “SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER” clearly indicating their current and expected remuneration (MUST), daytime telephone contacts, and addresses of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Applications for this position are now closed