SENIOR OFFICER, LEGAL SERVICES (CONTRACTS, COMMERCIAL AND COMPLIANCE)
Job Ref: EHC/008/2024
Kenya
Legal

This position is responsible for managing contract preparation and review, related documentation, and providing legal advice to management on the appropriate course of action.

Key duties and responsibilities

  1. Draft legal contractual documents and ensure they are compliant with company policies.
  2. Protect company intellectual property to prevent loss/infringement by third parties through trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other appropriate safeguards.
  3. Oversee and ensure adherence and compliance to corporate governance principles and institutional guidelines.
  4. Oversee and implement projects including sitting in the project’s implementation committee of the various ongoing projects and drafting and reviewing project documentations.
  5. Manage contracts including drafting, review and negotiating of contracts with third parties.
  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. Oversee the provision of legal guidance on contractual obligations during contract negotiation, drafting and implementation.
  9. Implement contract lifecycle and ensure that they are compliant to the set guidelines.
  10. Prepare property lease agreements to ensure contracts are signed on the scheduled date of transfer.
  11. Ensure safe custody of contracts and agreements and track their validity.
  12. Prepare Deeds of Lease, Statutory Leases, etc. and ensure safe storage of these confidential information.
  13. Prepare Gratuity Documents, Deed of Adherence and any other Scheme documents as may be required.
  14. Prepare and present daily/weekly/monthly reports to senior management for decision making.
  15. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Academic & Professional Qualifications/Memberships to professional bodies

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Advocate of the High Court with a valid practicing certificate
  • Legal Audit and Compliance Certification
  • Corporate Governance Professional Certification
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • Knowledge of Islamic Law will be an added advantage.

Role Competencies

  • Knowledge of relevant Kenyan laws and regulations
  • Conversant with laws pertaining to fund management
  • Contract drafting and management
  • Organizational and presentation skills
  • Business acumen
  • Knowledge in corporate governance

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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