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Jul 6, 2017

Company Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Position: Company Legal Officer
 
Reports to: The Chief Executive Officer
 
The Role: Provide legal support and represent the Company in Civil Litigation and also perform corporate duties.
 
Responsibilities
  • Initiate and pursue legal proceedings as required by the Company i.e., prepare writs, defenses, submissions and other pleadings in civil cases both “for and against” the Company.
  • Prepare, file and plead cases in Commercial Court in pursuit of amounts owed to the Company.
  • Advise on civil matters that should be directed to external counsel.  
  • Liaise with and assist external Counsel in the discharge of their obligation
  • File oppositions in matters where title is being passed or property is being encumbered and there are arrears due and payable to the Company.
  • Advise on statutory compliances.
  • Research and prepare legal opinions on various civil matters including claims for compensation against the Company. 
  • Draft and/or review legal letters, contracts and agreements and monitor legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance, as requested.
  • Submit all judgments to the Legal Officer supporting the Loss Reduction Division diligently. 
  • Submit quarterly work reports to Management and the Board of Directors.
  • Submit quarterly reports on targets achieved together with an appraisal report to the Chief Executive Officer. 
  • Cause to be maintained, a database of the status of all court matters involving the Company.
  • Represent the Company at Arbitration and Public Utilities Commission hearings.
  • Assist in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of Company policies. 
  • Draft, amend, review and/or recommend modifications to the electricity sector or related laws and regulations governing the Company.
  • Perform duties as Secretary to Management Committee, Management Tender Board and all Sub Committees of Management Committee. 
  • Provide sound legal advice to the Company and make recommendations to Management as necessary.
  • Attend special committee meetings and offer advice as required. 
Qualifications & Skills
  • An Attorney-at-Law with at least 5 years of experience in handling legal matters in a corporate environment.
  • Technical understanding of the Company’s business and operations and attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication at all levels (verbal and written).
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to cope with high levels of responsibility and with confidential matters.
  • Ability to work well within the team.
  • A high level of professionalism which is required on the job at all times.
  • Computer Literacy.
  • Be conversant with the OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH ACT
Qualified applicants to send CVs quoting current and expected salary to [email protected]
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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