Legal Officer Job April 2022

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Job Summary
The job holder will assist the Head of Legal in the effective and efficient management of the Legal affairs of the organization, provision of legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparing and reviewing legal contracts, leases, licenses, NDAs, MOUs and other legal papers of a routine nature to prevent or avert any potential risk to the business;
  • Managing contractual arrangements with suppliers and partners;
  • Reviewing and formulating legal policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Reviewing recent legislation, court cases, correspondence and publications pointing out matters of note or which necessitate management action;
  • Liaising with other departments in managing legal matters;
  • Filing of various documents/returns as required under the provisions of the Companies Law/KICA;
  • Protection of brand equity through registration of trademarks and service marks
  • Conducting legal awareness and education to company staff through newsletters and development of FAQs;
  • Employing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures in resolving disputes affecting the company.
  • Management of the Company’s litigation file portfolio
  • Researching on relevant statutes, rulings and precedents to be used as a basis for answering requests for legal opinions.
  • Providing legal advice and ensure compliance with legal and statutory requirements.
  • Undertaking administration and proper record keeping of departmental records.
  • Conducting legal research and preparation of reliable legal opinions as and when required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university.
  • A registered member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • 3- 4 years post-admission experience in a busy commercial department/or law firm.
Desired Skills
  • Initiative and pro-activeness
  • Critical Thinking and problem solving
  • Strong management, negotiation and report writing skills.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Research Skills v Legal Administration Skills, Planning and organization
  • Attention to Detail, Confidentiality and Dependability.
How To Apply
If your background and competence meet the above requirements and you are self-driven, proactive, results oriented person, please send your application letter, CV, and relevant testimonials to The General Manager- Human Resource through  [email protected]   quoting the job reference number. 
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