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Senior Legal Advisor Job in Kenya

Do you have what it takes?

Tullow is looking for you!

Tullow Oil is Africa’s leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company and is a constituent of the London FTSE100.

The Group has interests in over 100 exploration and production licences across 24 countries focusing on four core regions: Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America.

Working for Tullow Oil in Kenya, you will be given the freedom and responsibility to make a difference.

We provide the opportunities to build a solid future within our rapidly expanding portfolio and provide competitive rewards as part of our people strategy. Our high level of employee engagement is also one of our key success factors that we want to continue building on.

Tullow Oil is seeking a talented, self motivated, proactive and skilled individual of high personal integrity to fill the following position:

Job Title: Senior Legal Advisor – Kenya

Reports to: Regional General Counsel

Job Purpose: As the key member of the Tullow legal team and the Kenya business unit, provide legal support and advice to the Kenyan business and its supporting functions, including commercial, finance, supply chain management, EHS, external affairs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal support on all aspects relating to Tullow’s business and operations in Kenya, including legal support on potential early production and pipeline projects including upstream commercial arrangements (PSCs, JOAs, petroleum law)
  • Review and draft Kenyan law contracts.
  • Be the Legal point of contact for the Government, joint venture partners, third party contractors and other legal-related stakeholders in Kenya.
  • Manage, supervise and mentor more junior legal staff

  • University graduate and professionally qualified lawyer in Kenya, or in a European, North American or other recognised common law jurisdiction.
  • A minimum of 10 years post qualification experience working as part of a goal-focused team in a commercial environment to challenging deadlines either with a leading private practice firm or in-house legal department.
  • Knowledge of contract and corporate law, energy/mining/power/infrastructure projects, commercial law.
  • Finance experience and knowledge will be an advantage
  • Sound commercial agreement drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Experience of dealing with Government authorities with an existing profile and network with relevant Ministerial circles.
  • Experience of providing legal advice on contractual and legislative/regulatory matters.
  • Knowledge and experience in the oil & gas, mining, energy, power and/or infrastructure sectors.

Applications should be sent to:

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P.O Box 6416,
Nairobi, GPO 00100


Only shortlisted candidates will be contracted

Closing date: Friday 27th September 2013

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