Senior Legal Officer Needed in Mombasa

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.

Application deadline: 7th September, 2021

MainResponsibilities 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, progress reports.

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

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

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 by
Tuesday, 7
th 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.

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