MANAGER LEGAL SERVICES
Job Ref: EHC/007/2024
Kenya
Legal

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of Legal services including providing technical expertise on all governance issues, embedding good governance practice, management of contracts and projects related risks and ensuring overall statutory compliance.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage the drafting and/or review, execution and registration of agreements, service level agreements, tenancy agreements, leases, and other legal instruments execution between the various entities within the group and other parties to ensure that the interests of the respective entities are protected.
  2. Oversee, monitor, and ensure adherence and compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements corporate governance principles and institutional guidelines.
  3. Oversee and implement projects including sitting in the project’s implementation committee of the various ongoing projects and drafting and reviewing project documentations.
  4. Undertake continuous and periodic review of executed contracts to ensure effective contracts management and safe custody of contracts, including tracking their validity.
  5. Manage intellectual property assets of the company Group, including maintaining an up-to-date register of all intellectual assets and coordinating with the external counsel to ensure renewal of existing rights and /or registration of new ideas.
  6. Prepare and review legal services budgets.
  7. Provide legal support across the business in ensuring implementation of regulatory directives and adherence to regulatory and license obligations.
  8. Conduct research and Monitor legal, legislative, and regulatory developments that may affect the company Group and advice Management and the Board as appropriate as well as and participate in programs to strengthen corporate governance and improve the quality-of-service delivery.
  9. Lead litigation and dispute resolution related matters and regulatory issues, oversee and support the work of external counsel in that regard and advice Management on litigation strategies.
  10. Assist in the resolution of complaints through mediation, negotiation, reconciliation and prepare periodic reports on legal disputes and remedial action taken by the company Group.
  11. Formulate, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of the departmental work plan.
  12. Ensure robust legal support is provided to the company Group.
  13. Assist in the rolling out of legal risk policies and procedures, ensuring senior management fully understand the scope and requirements of legal related policies as well as liaising with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken up.
  14. Assess performance, mentorship and coaching of staff reporting to this role.
  15. Prepare and present daily/weekly/monthly reports to senior management for decision making.
  16. Identify and document risks related to legal services, processes, and products within the risk register.
  17. Develop appropriate risk responses for identified risks to ensure the risks are mitigated and eliminate any possibility of recurrence.
  18. Report any occurring risks regularly to the Group Head, Company Secretary and Legal Services and the Risk Division.
  19. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications

  • At least 8 years’ relevant experience, 3 of which should have been in a managerial role
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • A Master’s Degree in Law will be an added advantage.
  • Advocate of the High Court with a valid practicing certificate
  • Practicing Company Secretary (CPSK)
  • Legal Audit and Compliance Certification
  • Corporate Governance professional certification
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya with a current practicing certificate

 Skills

  • Knowledge of relevant Kenyan laws and regulations
  • Conversant with laws pertaining to fund management
  • Contract drafting and management
  • Organizational and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of company secretarial skills

Interested applicants should submit their applications together with detailed CV, cover letter highlighting current and expected salary  recruitment@eaglehr.co.ke on or before 26th February 2024.

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