Job Summary

Lead, develop and manage the legal function in order to support and enable the Company achieve its business objectives.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description

Department/Group:    Senior Management       
Location:    Nairobi   
Travel Required:    Minimal
Employment Level    Senior Management   
Position Type:    Full Time
Direct Supervisor:    Directors   

Job Description   
Main Accountabilities:

•    Lead the legal function within the Company.
•    Review, vetting, negotiation and drafting of contracts to ensure protection of the Company’s interests.
•    Ensure Company documents e.g. contracts, bank loan applications, international documents are properly executed in accordance with legal requirements
•    Ensure compliance with statutory legal requirements such as obtaining/renewing  the requisite business permits, city council licences, KAA Airport passes, obtaining work permits for expatriate staff etc
•    Main liaison for obtaining visas for staff travel.
•    Communicate with external legal counsel to ensure protection of the Company’s legal interests.
•    Manage risk and protect the company against legal liability leading to financial and reputational damage.
•    Participate in after sales support by following up and pushing for SLA sign off thereby contributing to Company profits.
•    Participate as a member of the management team in ensuring that the Company has adequate legal support.
•    Ensure relevance and responsiveness of services offered
•    Ensure high level of service delivery through the provision of technical advice and support to operational management, irrespective of the service/product life cycle from inception to completion, placing emphasis on service performance, on time performance, quality and efficiency.
•    Monitor and analyze business performance and take corrective actions when necessary to reach objectives.
•    Ensure daily update on Reports and emails where applicable
•    Providing general legal advisory services.

Key Deliverables:
•    Ensure at least 75% of all clients are on SLA
•    Sign off on at least 90% of all Contracts
•    Risk assessment and management
•    Service Performance Delivery
•    Improved efficiency, directly contributing to business performance

Role related Qualifications/Skills:
•    Relevant University degree in Law
•    Over ten years’ experience of which at least five in management capacity
•    Deep knowledge of operational processes.

Role Related Competencies (Behavioral Indicators):
•    Company reputation and brand
•    TO / GP / EBIT improvement
•    Total Compliance and governance
•    Service and operational delivery
•    On time performance

Role-related Performance Indicators:
•    Organizational awareness
•    Leadership skills
•    Conceptual and strategic thinking
•    Business acumen
•    Good communication skills
•    Good collaboration skills
•    Ability to drive and deliver results
•    Build Organizational talent at departmental level
•    Build value-based relationships
•    Analytical ability and problem solving
•    Attention to detail 

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