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Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Muramati Sacco is one of the fastest growing Saccos in Kenya.

We are seeking a suitable candidate for the post of:

Legal Officer

Reporting to the respective Division Head the Legal Officer will be required to offer sound legal advice to the Business units to enable the Sacco maximize on opportunities arising from changes in the legal field.

The candidate will be in charge of the legal department of the Sacco and would be required to discharge all duties relating to all legal matters of the Sacco.

In addition, the Legal Officer will be required to ensure the Sacco is compliant with all legal requirements in its operating environment

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The Legal Officer will among other duties be required to:

  • Review and vet facility letters, agreements, security and other legal documents for members
  • Peruse all legal agreements entered into with third parties
  • Perfection of member collateral documents
  • Instruct external lawyers and follow up to conclusion all litigation instituted for or against the Sacco as well as attend court proceedings as the Sacco’s representative
  • Liaise with county governments, as well as following up on the assessment and payment of land rent and rates, among others.
  • Research in emerging issues affecting the Sacco
  • Provide legal advice generally in respect to Sacco business and related issues
Job Specifications & Competencies

The successful applicant should be Proactive and self-motivated possessing the following;
  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from a recognized university
  • Two years post admission work experience, preferably in a Financial Institution or a busy law firm acting for financial institutions will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of court rules and procedures
  • Practical experience in conveyance and litigation
  • Experience with the Co-operative tribunal and arbitration will be an added advantage
  • A good problem solver and communicator of excellent presentation and analytical skills
  • A team player with excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literate
Interested and qualified candidates please forward applications and CV by E-MAIL Only to

Closing date for job Applications is Friday 27th April 2012.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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