Legal Officer

As a Legal Officer, you will be working to provide strategic legal advice to The Board and Management so as to enhance good corporate governance and compliance with set laws and regulations.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting the Legal Manager in the provision of legal advice for the company.
  • Maintaining data of all legal matters including cases referred to external advocates.
  • Drafting and verifying all agreements, contracts and leases involving company business and property such as leases, charges.
  • Assisting in the interpretation of legal documents, contracts and or agreements.
  • Assist in drafting, review and implementation of Policies and Guidelines.
  • Assist in legal risk analysis.
  • Develop and manage a master template database for contracts and other precedents.
  • Undertaking research on the legal environment in different countries.
  • Following up on contract approvals.
  • Making follow ups on all matters relating to conveyance and litigation of the organization.
  • Watching for legal trends in the media and other outlets that indicate potential legal problems for the company.
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on new legislation, subsidiary legislation, rules and regulations.
  • Reviewing supply agreements, sale and purchase agreements, and partnerships with other entities.
  • Ensuring legal, statutory and contractual compliance for all the company’s transactions.
  • Carrying out legal research as required and registering legal documents with relevant registries.
  • Undertaking due diligence searches on behalf of the company.

Education and Experience

  • Academic Qualifications
    • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution.
      Must possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law.
    • At least 3 years’ relevant experience.
    • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral).
    • Must be abreast with current information in the industry.
  • Professional Qualifications
    • At least 3-4 years of relevant experience working in a corporate and banking industry.
    • Familiar with constitutional documents for corporate and financial institution

Competencies

  • Leadership
    • Highly effective individuals – Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Strong organizational, planning skills & result oriented.
    • Team player, change agent, agile, personal effectiveness, ability to work under pressure, Innovative and self-driven.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Technical
    • Sound understanding of the regulatory environment with respect to statutory and regulatory authorities.
    • Excellent knowledge of corporate, regulatory and company law, rules and norms.
    • Communication and negotiation skills.
    • High integrity and good ethical behavior.

Qualified Candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV to hr@poraehinvestment.com with the subject line clearly indicating the position applied for.