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Jobs in a Law Firm in Nairobi, Kenya

Our client, a Law Firm in Nairobi is looking to fill the following positions 
 
Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K)
 
This position is responsible for ensuring that the firm’s clients comply with all relevant laws and regulations and provision of legal services and compliance with best practice standards of corporate governance. 

The CPS will maintain the clients’ shareholders register, and manage the Legal Advisory matters, Shares Registry and Securities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize, prepare agendas for, and take minutes of Board meetings and annual general meetings and communicate promptly decisions made for appropriate action or Implementation.
  • Provide company secretarial services to the clients
  • Work closely with the clients’ external secretary to ensure filling of annual returns is done on time.
  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of client members, directors and secretaries.
  • Ensure that the company’s legal risks are managed effectively and efficiently.
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and take appropriate action.
  • Manage the clients Securities & Documentation and ensure efficiency in its operations.
  • Manage Client Company’s Share Registry and ensure efficiency in their operations.
  • Advice and guide the company on international legal obligations affecting company
  • Custodian of the clients company seal and be responsible for its use
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time
Education, Professional Qualifications, Skill& Competencies:
  • A registered CPS (K)
  • A suitable degree from a reputable University is an added advantage
  • At least 3 year’s relevant experience.
  • Strong management and negotiation skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer application
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate, regulatory and company law, rules and norms.
Administrative Assistant
 
This position will be responsible for offering secretarial services , which will include; preparing legal documents; proof reading documents; dispatching mail; reviewing matters for bring up; planning the supervisors diary and ensuring that the intray is clean; assisting the supervisor to manage tasks and meet their targets. 

The position will also relieve the receptionist from time to time.

Required qualifications, skills and attributes:
  • Degree in Secretarial Studies or Business Administration
  • Minimum two years’ experience in a similar position
  • Must be over 26 years of age
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills combined with a high level of initiative and detail orientation
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently and consistently meet deadlines
  • Must personable with a professional demeanour
Advocate (Senior Associate)

Required qualifications, skills and attributes:
  • LLB (Upper division) degree from a recognized institution
  • At least a grade B in KCSE
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • At least 5 years robust experience in a law firm
  • Diverse practical experience in commercial and/or conyenancing
  • Must be over 30 years of age
  • Works well in an environment with firm deadlines; results oriented
  • Perform multiple tasks effectively
  • Able to work independently and meet set targets
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Maintains strict confidentiality in all matters
  • Possess advanced skills in customer service as they relate to legal concepts and provides effective solutions
  • Must be well organized, detail-oriented and personable with a professional demeanour
  • Excellent communication skills necessary to interact with other lawyers and clients
Interested candidates should send their application and MUST indicate their current/last salary and expected salary with a copy of their CV to info@echelonhc.com before 25th April 2016. 

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted

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