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Safaricom Principal In House Counsel Competition & Public Policy Job in Kenya

We are pleased to announce the following vacancy in the Legal and Regulatory Department within Corporate Affairs Division.

In keeping with our current business needs, we are looking for a person who meets the criteria indicated below:

Principal in House Counsel Competition & Public Policy
Ref: CA_PIHCCPP_Dec2010

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Public Policy and Market Regulation, the job holder will provide skilled and professional advisory services on competition matters, industry regulation and legislation, policy review, research, drafting of legal documentation on inter-operator interconnection, roaming and signaling services, facility sharing, and related inter-operator activities.

Key Responsibilities
To interpret Legislation/Regulations and prepare detailed opinions/ legal advise for the business on competition matters;
Advice the business on engagement with regulators and competitors in competition management with reference to the Unified Licensing Framework;
To interpret and prepare detailed advisories for the business on the company’s options for compliance with regulatory and licence requirements as applied from time to time by the Communications Commission of Kenya;
Review and provide advice to the business on new Legislation/Regulations in the industry and provide guidance on compliance;
Monitor and advice the business on anticipated changes in legislation affecting the telecommunication industry;
Prepare detailed opinions on various Legislation/Regulatory issues, research and develop best practice methods as well as benchmark with external markets;
Participate in implementation of regulatory interventions introduced by regulators;
Prepare, review and ensure Safaricom’s best interests are protected in all legal and or quasi-legal documents relating to Interconnection, Wholesale and related agreements;
Provide legal guidance in management of disputes arising from interconnection and other regulatory agreements;
To represent Safaricom’s position at any CCK convened hearing/decision making forum when required;
Formulate and develop processes and procedures and SLA for key responsibilities.
Minimum requirements
Degree in Law from a reputable commonwealth university (2nd class and above) and completion of Diploma of the Kenya School of Law;
Experience in commercial law, civil litigation, intellectual property law, communications law and Land law;
Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at least four years standing;
Advanced knowledge of the telecommunications legal and regulatory environment;
Other post graduate diplomas or certificate courses in legal matters such as arbitration/mediation, negotiation skills;
Experience in people and process management.
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is Thursday the 9th December 2010.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
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