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Nov 15, 2017

KTDA Senior Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking dynamic and highly talented individuals to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging positions. 

To be considered you must be computer literate, proactive and resilient. You must possess strong communication, analytical, organizational, planning and interpersonal skills.


Senior Legal Officer

1 Position

Position Scope:
Reporting to the Head of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for managing litigation, contract preparation and providing legal advisory on compliance in all organization’s operations within the KTDA Group and advice on appropriate course of action.

Key Responsibilities
  • Reviewing progress of outstanding litigation and liaising with and managing external lawyers;
  • Formulating compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly;
  • Maintaining records of contracts, leases, loan agreements and the covenants therein;
  • Providing timely information on renewals or termination of agreements;
  • Drawing up contracts, lease documents, loan agreements and other legal documents;
  • Liaising with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken;
  • Providing legal protection and risk management and advising management on contract processes;
  • Providing and interpreting legal information, conducting training and disseminating appropriate legal requirements to staff;
  • Preparing, reviewing and modifying contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities;
  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting documentation for business transactions and advising on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time;
  • Ensuring the undertaking of due diligence searches on behalf of KTDA Holdings Group and, KTDA MS managed Factory Companies and associated companies, also liaising with an external legal counsel as required;
  • Ensuring the follow up of all court cases facing the Group Holdings and attend court hearings where necessary, follow up of Judgements and costs on behalf of the KTDA Group.
Qualifications / Skills / Experience

The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications and competencies: -
  • A Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • An advocate of the High Court – Five years (5) post admission
  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant experience;
  • Member of Law Society of Kenya with a current practicing certificate
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law;
  • A Certified Public Secretary & Member of ICPSK in good standing – will be an added advantage;
  • Should have thorough knowledge of the relevant industry/sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the relevant sector;
  • Must have ability to plan, organize, implement and evaluate assigned goals;
  • Must demonstrate ability to handle multiple and conflicting priorities, and work under strict deadlines;
  • Exposure to any special IT packages
  • High levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent leadership skills and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
How to Apply:

CLICK HERE to apply online not later than 29th November 2017.

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