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Head of Legal Career Opportunity (KShs 200K)



Category: General Jobs in Kenya
Posted: Feb 11, 2014

Three Green Apples Consulting Limited is a consulting practice providing transformational human resource management services.
Our client, a global conglomerate in the ICT industry is looking to hire its Head of Legal.

The Head of Legal will be responsible for 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.
 

Key Responsibilities
 
Legal risk
  • Review and provide legal advice on tender documents.
  • Review on-going cases and advice management accordingly.
  • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
  • Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
  • Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff Policy development.
  • Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
  • Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
Litigation management
  • Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
Regulatory compliance
  • Act as the Company Secretary and thus be the custodian of the board minutes, file annual returns and compliance with company act requirement.
  • Formulate compliance check-lists to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.
  • Continuously compile, submit and monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.
  • Review all contracts or any other documentation where the Company has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to the executive management’s attention.
  • Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
  • Prepare, and serve any contractors and other contracted business associates with legal notice / letters to advice on action the company may take for disruption of company services.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
  • Renew leases as required in a timely manner.
  • Report to management on any issues and general management reporting as required by the company.
  • Perform any other work relating to legal that management deems necessary
Key Requirements
  • LLB undergraduate degree.
  • A Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
  • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Have at least five years legal experience ideally in a leading IT organization, with a proven track record in contract negotiation and drafting.
  • Proven track record of providing accurate and effective legal counsel and that of adding value to an organization through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risk and penalties.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with the Government of Kenya, the Judicial system and negotiating parties.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, laws dealing with government and/or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration.
  • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior level management on highly technical and confidential matters.
  • Demonstrate success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters.
  • Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters.
  • In-depth knowledge of regulatory law
  • Good planning and organization skills.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills.
Remuneration: The salary for this position is KShs 200,000 gross per month negotiable dependent on experience and demonstrable contribution.
If you are interested in the position and have the skills we are looking for, we would like to hear from you.
Please apply for this position on-line and attach a copy of your updated resume together with details of your current salary and benefit package, at www.careers.tgagroupea.com
The interview process for this position will however commence immediately we receive suitable applications.
Please Note: We do not charge individuals any fee to accept or hold their applications in our database.
We therefore do not accept any applications from agencies who charge their clients for submitting their resumes.

 

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