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Legal Manager – Litigation and Retail
 
Ref: IRC 849
 
The Position: Reporting to the Head, Legal Services, the role is required to manage non-debt recovery cases and court orders served on the Bank and ensure that the Bank’s interests are not prejudiced either before court, in the public domain or business environment. 

Additionally, the role is expected to manage legal issues affecting the entire Retail Network with a view to mitigating legal risks and prevent adverse consequences to the Bank.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct legal research, investigation, collate evidence, preparation of witnesses for pre-trial and hearing, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defence strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings of cases in liaison with external lawyers;
  • Represent the Bank before any court or tribunal as a witness or to watch brief as necessary;
  • Manage and measure external lawyers performance to ensure efficiency;
  • Manage litigation costs to a minimum including but not limited to negotiating suitable settlements in favour of the Bank where deemed appropriate;
  • Create legal awareness and provide advice to the Bank on suitable courses of action to avert and/or minimize litigation;
  • Scrutinize legal fees and ensure the same are raised in accordance with the Remuneration Order;
  • Manage the database of all Bank litigation to ensure the same is consistently up-to-date;
  • Prepare relevant reports, presentations and analysis of the Bank litigation quarterly and as required by the Board.
The Person:

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree in Law
  • Professional qualifications in law
  • A master’s degree in Law will be an added advantage.
  • At least 6 years’ proven experience in the legal profession, including at least 4 years’ experience in dispute resolution/litigation.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in legal drafting
  • At least 2 years’ demonstrated experience in legal communication and advocacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, negotiation skills with the ability to positively and clearly communicate with a variety of constituents.
The above positions are demanding roles which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 


Legal Risk & Compliance Manager
 
Ref: IRC 850
 
The Position:Reporting to the Head, Legal Services; this role is responsible for providing support in the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of compliance activities of the Company within established law and regulation. 

It assists in ensuring the Company is up-to-date with any existing, proposed or new legislation and the compliance requirements to be met by the Company to be in compliance with legislation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide support in ensuring that each subsidiary/division/department/unit of KCB Group follows all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Analyze and disseminate the compliance requirements of existing, new and/or revised laws and regulations. Provide advice in relation to compliance matters as contained in the legislation.
  • Conduct internal compliance audits and examinations to ensure compliance.
  • Liaise with relevant subsidiary/division/department/unit of KCB Group where legal risks have been identified, to develop mitigating measures and implement remedial action.
  • Formulate legal compliance checklists and matrixes to be used for undertaking legal compliance reviews to ensure compliance by the Bank.
  • Conduct legal risk analysis and provide legal support for new and ongoing Bank projects.
  • Provide legal support in research, drafting and review of Bank policies, product terms and conditions.
  • Update knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis and keep abreast of changes in legislation, proposed Bills, best practices and trends in the market which impact the Bank and advise thereon promptly and/or recommend changes to Bank Policies.
The Person:

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree in Law
  • Professional qualifications in law
  • A master’s degree in Law will be an added advantage.
  • At least 4 years’ proven experience in the legal profession
  • At least 2 years’ experience in legal drafting
  • At least 2 years’ demonstrated experience in legal communication and advocacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, negotiation skills with the ability to positively and clearly communicate with a variety of constituents.
  • A good understanding of risk.
The above positions are demanding roles which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.


Assistant Legal Manager – Administration
 
Ref: IRC 845
 
The Position:Reporting to the Legal Manager, Head Office & International Business, this role assists to manage Legal Services Department Back Office administration functions for efficient and effective support in execution of the legal services mandate.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain data, records and statistics relating to contracts and own legal section
  • Power of Attorney (PA) Management: Preparation, registration, revocation and maintain data / information of the KCB Kenya PAs.
  • Court Orders/KRA Notices Management: Verification of Court Orders and legal guidance on implementation and execution of the same.
  • Maintain and procure the department’s reference materials. Subscribe for Kenya Gazette, Legal Notices and Bills. Ensure that the Bank’s Laws of Kenya sets are updated regularly.
  • Management of the procurement process through Financial Oracle system.
  • Ensure that statutory Annual Returns for KCB Group are prepared and registered 14 days after Annual General Meetings.
  • Oversee the Office Administration work including maintenance of legal fees’ payment register
The Person:

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree in Law
  • Professional qualifications in law
  • At least 1 year proven experience in the legal profession,
  • At least 1 year experience in legal drafting.
  • At least 1 year demonstrated experience in legal communication and advocacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, negotiation skills with the ability to positively and clearly communicate with a variety of constituents.
The above positions are demanding roles which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates.


Assistant Legal Manager – Risk & Compliance
 
Ref: IRC 847
 
The Position:Reporting to the Legal Manager, Risk & Compliance, this position is responsible assisting In the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of compliance activities of the Company with established law and regulation. 

It assists in ensuring the Company is up-to-date with any existing, proposed or new legislation and the compliance requirements to be met by the Company to be in compliance with legislation.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide support in ensuring that each subsidiary/division/department/unit of KCB Group follows all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Analyze and disseminate the compliance requirements of existing, new and/or revised laws and regulations. Provide advice in relation to compliance matters as contained in the legislation.
  • Conduct internal compliance audits and examinations to ensure compliance.
  • Liaise with relevant subsidiary/division/department/unit of KCB Group where legal risks have been identified, to develop mitigating measures and implement remedial action.
  • Formulate legal compliance checklists and matrixes to be used for undertaking legal compliance reviews to ensure compliance by the Bank.
  • Conduct legal risk analysis and provide legal support for new and ongoing Bank projects.
  • Provide legal support in research, drafting and review of Bank policies, product terms and conditions.
  • Prepare appropriate legal risk reports for use by management.
The Person:

For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • University Degree in Law
  • Professional qualifications in law
  • At least 4 year proven experience in the legal profession,
  • At least 2 year experience in legal drafting.
  • At least 2 year demonstrated experience in legal communication and advocacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, problem solving, negotiation skills with the ability to positively and clearly communicate with a variety of constituents.
The above positions are demanding roles which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 


Documentation Manager, Retail
 
Ref: IRC 891
 
The Position:Reporting to the Legal Manager, Retail the role holder will manage issuance and processing of offer letters upon receipt of duly approved credit papers observing agreed timelines and high standards of accuracy and within applicable law, bank policies and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Issuance and processing of Banking Facility Letters upon receipt of duly approved Credit approval, observing turn-around time and high standards of accuracy.
  • Forward Letters of Offer to Branches and follow up acceptance of Retail Letters of Offer in liaison with branches/business units.
  • Advising business and credit on legal personalities, facilities and securities structuring to ensure relevant and adequate documentation during the facility pre - approval stage.
  • Advising the branches/credit on new legal regulations that affect pre –approval requirements and amending the Letter of offer to comply with the regulations and ensuring the bank’s interest is protected.
  • Ensure MIS maintenance with respect to offer letters, TAT and exceptions for the purpose of reporting to business and decision making by stakeholders
  • Manage retail clerks in preparation of offer Letter, MIS management, filing, receipt, recording and dispatch of retail securities and correspondences and managing the support desk.
  • Issue instructions to and follow up Banks external lawyers in the preparation of security documents on behalf of the Bank while protecting the Bank’s interest.
  • Liaising with external legal counsel and other service providers on security documentation process and ensuring that security documentation and other conditions of sanction have been perfected/ completed prior to authorizing the drawdown of facilities (unless there is a waiver in place).
  • Issue Compliance Certificate jointly with the Legal Manager /Head of SDC within agreed TAT on receipt of the last outstanding security document
  • Verify perfected security documents are in line with the regulatory framework prior to handing over the securities for safe custody.
Qualifications and Requirements:

For the above position, the successful applicants should have:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • 3 Years’ post admission experience in Legal Documentation.
  • Experience in Credit and Security Documentation.
  • Good interpersonal and people management skills
  • Excellent planning, problem solving and analytical skills
The above positions are demanding roles which the Bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidates. 


If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your current position, remuneration level, e-mail address and telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 5th August, 2016

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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