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Dec 21, 2017

Telkom Internal Counsel Job in Nairobi


Position: Internal Counsel
Region: Nairobi, Kenya 
Reporting to: Head of Legal
Band: 2.2
Department: Corporate Affairs
Role Purpose: To serve as in-house legal counsel of the business, advice on legal matters that impact the company, represent the company on matters of a legal nature and to support the company in the identification and management of legal risks.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Execute duties in a cost effective manner
  • Contribute to the cost saving targets of the Legal function
  • Engage with business unit managers to identify need for support and to understand their business challenges
  • Communicate changes in laws that impact on the business in a timely and effective manner
  • Review commercial contracts to ensure compliance and protect the interests of the business
  • Represent the company in legal matters and prepare all relevant documentation for the court
  • To advise on changes in the legal framework within which the company operates as and when such changes occur and to advise on amendments to business policies required by such changes.
  • Provide legal support and advice in the negotiation and conclusion of contracts.
  • Advise all departments on licenses, authorizations, other legal requirements for company projects.
  • Represent the company in legal forums.
  • Tend to the business’ litigation matters including suits initiated by the business and suits initiated against the business.
  • To ensure that external legal counsel is briefed on a timely basis and thoroughly when appropriate.
  • Engage in negotiations of legal nature on behalf of the business.
  • Execute the People Management strategy of the business through compliance with all HR policies and procedures 
  • Ensure effective communication to all employees with regards to changes in the legal environment.
Academic / Professional Qualifications
  • Relevant Law Degree from a reputable recognized institution.
  • Diploma from Kenya School of law (KSL) is a mandatory requirement.
  • Must be an Admitted Advocate.
  • 3 or more years’ experience in legal practice, law firm or as legal counsel for a large company.
Professional Knowledge
  • Extensive knowledge of the laws of Kenya with a focus on law that impacts directly on the telecommunications industry.
  • An ability to convey complex legal issues in easily understandable language.
Professional Skills:
  • Personal Effectiveness and  Credibility
  • Influencing & Negotiating
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Pro-active &multi-tasking
  • Resourceful
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills – collects researches and anlyses data
  • Accuracy and attention to details – prioritises and plans work
  • Team-work and co-operation
This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. 

If you are up to the challenge & fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position. 

Application should be sent by latest  31st December 2017, please provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. 

Apply through [email protected] and ensure the job title is quoted on the subject field. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telkom is an equal opportunity employer

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