Job Summary

Providing legal advice to the company on all business transactions.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

DEPARTMENT    LEGAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
POSITION/JOB TITLE    Legal Officer
REPORTS TO    Senior Legal Officer
DIRECT REPORTS    N/A
SUBORDINATE    N/A
RESPONSIBLE FOR    Providing legal advice to the company on all business transactions.

Dimension

Internal Relationships

•    All HODs
•    HHR&ADM-
•    HFM  – insurance matters, debt matters etc
•    HPO – on documentation and project contracts
•    Head of Sales & Marketing – on preparation of cement distribution agreements and customers’ disputes
•    Tender Committee – On compliance with Public Procurement and Disposal Act.

External Relationships
•    Ministry of Industrialization
•    Public Procurement  Oversight Authority;
•    Insurance Companies and brokers
•    AG’s Chambers, Ministry of Lands, and local authorities.
•    Banks
•    External Legal persons and firms
•    Capital Markets Authority, Nairobi Stock Exchange
•    Suppliers and contractors

Need to do
•    Study matters and advise the company on their legal implications
•    Prepare business contract documents and review those prepared by suppliers to ensure the company’s interests are protected.
•    Liaise with external legal firms to ensure that the Company’s cases are promptly and efficiently attended to.
•    Prepare company witnesses to provide a strong defense for court cases.
•    Prepare reports on finalized and outstanding cases to the Managing Director for information and direction.
•    Pursue the company debtors in accordance with the legal procedures to recover debts.
•    Take minutes for various company management committees meetings and circulate the same to the relevant managers for action.
•    Monitor developments in the law and ensure that the Company complies with the changes.
•    Liaise with other legal institutions e.g. AG’s Chambers, Law Society of Kenya etc for consultations on best practices and resolution of outstanding legal matters.
•    Ensure that Company trademarks are registered, renewed and protected to avoid infringement.
•    Facilitate legal conveyance of company documents such as land title deeds to protect company assets.
•    Handle insurance issues and ensure they are resolved in the Company’s best interests.

Key Skills
•    Litigation skills
•    Investigative skills
•    Company
•    Strong negotiation and communication skills.
•    Computer use skills

Experience
•    5 years post admission experience in legal practice

Personal Attributes
•    Intuitive and inquisitive
•    Organized and focused
•    Uphold highly levels of confidentiality
•    Honest and trustworthy
•    High integrity
•    Team player

Qualifications
•    Bachelor’s degree in Law
•    Diploma from the Kenya School of Law
•    Advocate of High Court of Kenya

SALARY FOR THE ROLE
   150,000

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