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Marie Stopes Kenya (MSK)is a Local Non-Governmental Organization affiliated to Marie Stopes International.

MSK has provided affordable high quality innovative reproductive and sexual health care services to her clientele since 1986 through its nationwide network of static in reach centers and mobile outreach centres thereby enhancing accessibility of SRH services to the hard to reach rural citizenry of the republic of Kenya.

Legal Officer

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Legal Officer will provide legal advice to the Organization and management on all matters pertaining to the institution’s staff, property, activities, rights and obligations.

Qualifications and Competencies:-

  • Bachelors degree in Law(LLB)
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practice certificate
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • Have CPS (K) qualification will be added advantage
  • Have a minimum of five years experience in a busy legal firm, company or Corporation.
  • Ability to work with integrity, confidentiality and work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Safeguard the institution’s copyrights and intellectual property rights.
  • Any qualification & some experience in Communication will be an added advantage
  • Should be computer literate
  • Other personal attributes- Aggressive with excellent communication skills, a team player, ability to perform under pressure, results oriented with excellent analytical skills, Initiative, and commitment to personal growth and good knowledge.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provision of legal services such as litigation conveyance, analysis of legal risks and liaising with external lawyers and Organization lawyers on legal issues
  • Development and implementation of strategies aimed at providing an enabling legal and regulatory framework that preserves the integrity of the Organization
  • Ensuring compliance to statutory requirements in all Organizations transactions
  • Review and enforcement of compliance of Marie Stopes Kenya requirements
  • Preparation of legal opinions , interpretations and policies for the organization
  • Preparation of contracts, leases, MOUs and other legal instruments between MSK and other parties
  • Provision of secretarial services to the MSK Board and other various committees
  • Ability to find innovative solutions and approaches.
  • Arrange for Board meetings and take minutes during such meetings
  • Safeguard the institution’s copyrights and intellectual property rights.
Those who meet the above qualifications and possess the desired attributes should submit their applications together with all supporting documents, CV inclusive to the Human Resources Director P.O BOX 59328-00200 Nairobi

or email: pd@mariestopes.or.ke; to reach us on or before 30th March 2012.Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Marie Stopes Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.

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