Senior Legal Officer Job in Kenya

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Senior Legal Officer Job in Kenya

SENIOR LEGAL OFFICER

Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1169

Reporting to the Principal Legal Officer, in Legal, Regulatory Affairs & Company Secretary Division, the Senior Legal Officer, 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;

  • Checking for activities in the legislative environment that have an impact on the Company’s
  • Preparing and drafting amendments to legislations affecting the
  • Preparing the  Company’s   comments  and   feedback   on   proposed
  • Participate in public forums where legislations affecting the Company are being
  • Prepare compliance matrix and risk register for the
  • Lobby the relevant stakeholders on legislative issues affecting the
  • Develop the annual compliance work plan that reflects the Company’s unique
  • Regularly review the compliance plan in the context of the regulatory
  • Prepare and   present  compliance   reports  to   the   Board  and   the management

  • Liaise with  the  relevant  regulators  and   government  agencies   on compliance issues affecting the
  • Coordinate internal compliance review and monitor activities, including periodic reviews of
  • Carrying of the negotiations, drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts and ensuring they are duly
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on various areas of
  • Provide legal advice on commercial and corporate
  • Conduct due diligence on conveyancing transactions and prepare /draft
  • Ensure Company’s   transactions  comply   with  corporate   laws  and
  • Evaluate new business partnership with vendors and other
  • Examine legal issues related to new products and services
  • Handling litigation and disputes involving the
  • Prosecuting and defending legal cases on behalf of the
  • Monitoring compliance with court procedures and requirements to enhance timely, efficient and effective conclusion of disputes, prosecutions and
  • Liaising with external lawyers on court cases involving the
  • Provide legal opinions on issues affecting the
  • Oversee the work of support staff, such as legal assistants, legal clerks and Legal Secretaries to enable efficient delivery of
  • Prepare reports and maintain the records of the Company with respect to the department to enable monitoring and reporting to the

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
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
  • Minimum of eight (8) years post admission experience in a busy law firm or public/commercial entity, three (3) of which should have been at a supervisory role
  • 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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