Legal Officer III Job in Kenya

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Legal Officer III Job in Kenya

LEGAL OFFICER III

Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1170

Reporting to the Senior Legal Officer in Legal, Regulatory Affairs & Company Secretary Division, the Legal Officer III will be responsible for Legal, Regulatory and Company Secretarial Services and supporting the management on all related legal matters concerning the Company.

Responsibilities

The key tasks & duties for the position include;

  • Provide legal advice to all departments of the Company in various areas including but not limited to commercial and corporate transactions for protection of the Company’s
  • Liaise with Company advocates and ensure efficient and proper provision of legal advice and consultancy
  • Draw, negotiate, vet and ensure execution of contracts and agreements emanating from all departments of the
  • Ensure conditions under the contract are strictly adhered to.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on various areas of law as may be assigned from time to time

  • Draw leases and other conveyancing documents relating to properties in the
  • Making claims from the banks of those debtors who are large power consumers and have valid
  • Instructing external lawyers to sue for recovery of debts from the
  • Follow up in consultation with external lawyers to ensure that debt recovery cases in courts are concluded and judgments
  • Carry out the responsibility of all secretarial functions and provide the guidance required for compliance with statutory legislation and regulatory issues as may be appropriate to the Company’s
  • Prosecution criminal offences relating to the energy
  • Undertaking research on assigned legal issues and compiling data to ensure the prosecution services offered are well informed and are of high quality, and to enhance on the efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of
  • Conducting appeals, applications and revisions in all courts and preparing report on the outcome of the appeals and applications, to ensure the challenges faced in the delivery of service are identified and strategies developed and implemented to minimize
  • Advising investigative agencies on criminal matters to ensure quality delivery of
  • Preparing legal documents to be filed in court, to support the ODPP and the OAG in preparing for the court cases submitted, and to support compliance with the requirements of the
  • Screening police files and advise on possible prosecution, to support the commitment of the National Police Service in the maintenance of law and order, and to ensure timely prosecution of
  • Studying and evaluating case files presented and making decisions whether to or not to
  • Prepare and file legal documents at court registries, such as plaints, statements of defenses, response to claims, appeals, list of documents and witnesses, witness statements, bundle of documents, applications,
  • Represent the Company in courts (Superior and Subordinate Courts), tribunals, and before government agencies
  • Oversee the work of support staff, such as legal assistants, legal clerks and Legal Secretaries to enable efficient delivery of  services
  • Prepare reports and maintain the records of the Company with respect to the department to enable monitoring and reporting to the Management

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized Institution
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate
  • Minimum of four (4) years post admission experience in a busy law firm or public/commercial
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
  • Proficiency in computer applications

How to Apply

Interested  persons  should  submit  their  applications  online  through  visiting Kenya Power website on http://www.kplc.co.ke. Attach detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates and other testimonials. Please note that we may use this information to conduct background verification during the recruitment process. Quote the title of the position you are applying for and include your mobile telephone contact, email addresses and names and addresses of three (3) referees to be received not later than Tuesday, 31st January 2023.

Only candidates offered employment shall present the following clearance     certificates;

  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  • Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC);
  • Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

 An attractive remuneration package and benefits awaits successful candidates. Appointment to the positions will be on contractual terms for a period of 3 years’ renewable subject to one’s performance and business requirements.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Kenya Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Kenya Power does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process

(application, shortlisting, interviewing, and/or offer)

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