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Regional Legal Counsel Career Opportunity in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Regional Legal Counsel
Reference: RLC _2012
Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd
Contract: Permanent
Location: Nairobi

Available: ASAP
Category: Experienced
Offer: Neg.
Profile Introduction
Our Client, a leading Insurance company in the region, seeks to recruit a Regional Legal Counsel to provide effective and efficient In House Legal Advisory services and Board Secretariat to the Group in all operating Countries (or target territory) within Africa. 

The individual will be reporting to the Group Company Secretary.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree of Laws (LL.B) from a recognized University
  • Post Graduate Qualifications – Diploma in Law
  • Professional qualifications in Diploma in Law; Certified Public Secretary or Chartered Secretary
  • Must be an Advocate with a valid practicing certificate
  • Membership to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators would be an added advantage;
  • 10 years’ experience in commercial law practice, 5 of which should have been at a management level in a medium size / large Corporation.
Job Specification- Regional Legal Counsel
  • In – House Legal advisory services in accordance with the service level agreements with Group Clients
  • Supervision of external lawyers – commercial and litigation matters
  • Registration, protection/enforcement and monitoring use of intellectual property.
  • Monitoring contractual and statutory Compliance
  • Participating in formulation and review of legal Policies and procedures for the Group;
  • Carrying out research and preparing reports/ legal opinions on complex legal issues;
  • Sensitizing Management on statutory Provisions affecting the Group;
  • Participating in negotiations on commercial and business related matters;
  • Negotiating out of court settlements with Group’s creditors / debtors;
  • Corporate Communication to Shareholders, Directors, Management meetings, staff, Public & other stakeholder information.
  • Provision of efficient Board secretariat services as may be directed from time to time;
  • responsible for organizing induction and training of new Board Members;
  • Preparing for Board meetings;
  • Circulation of Board packs, taking minutes, maintaining the same for Board and its Committees.
  • Preparing action papers on all Board decisions to the Management for implementation and providing the Board with feedback from Management;
  • Filing of statutory returns;
  • Maintenance of shares registers and other records;
  • Arranging for directors travel and accommodation.
Corporate Governance / Statutory Compliance
  • Corporate Communication - Shareholders, Directors, Management meetings, staff, Public & other stakeholder information.
  • Corporate / statutory Compliance - Legal & Statutory, Companies’ Act, Any Stock Exchanges Manuals, Capital Markets Authority (CMA), Bankers, insurance and other Regulatory Authorities. Commercial laws, general compliance legislation and all Laws generally. 
  • Corporate Governance – Custodian of good corporate governance practices, Board stewardship & accountability, Fiduciary duties of directors, Board manual, code of conduct, conflict of interest and maintenance and custody of Company Seal.
  • Corporate administration and management – Legal advice on HR Management, Retirement Benefits Administration, Insurance Administration, procurement matters and strategic planning and implementation, security and preservation of company property.
  • Any other matter as may be assigned by the Group Company Secretary from time to time.
  • Strong analytical and organization skills;
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work and travel at short notice.
How to Apply
If you are qualified and up to the challenge and apply online by 5pm, 28th September 2012.
Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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