Legal Assistant Job in Kenya

 Job Title: Legal Assistant

Hiring Organization: Siginon Group
Location – Locality: Mombasa
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: Transport and Logistics
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES Competitive
Date Posted: 03/26/2024

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Group Legal Manager, the job holder will support the department in legal and administrative issues relating to the department.


  • Handling sensitive information securely and professionally.
  • Maintaining a calendar of all legal deadlines and appointments and any other significant legal dates.
  • Conducting legal research and drawing up legal opinions on policy matters.
  • Communicating with external attorneys to provide legal advice on the issues related to the institution’s obligations, rights, risks and organization privileges if needed.
  • Maintaining and safeguarding departmental documents/records as well as creating and maintain trackers for legal documents and other resources.
  • Prepare, review, record and report legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts and legal memoranda.
  • Collaborating with the internal departments such as HR, Finance and Commercial etc. to ensure Legal Compliance for the Group’s operations.
  • Reviewing and vetting demand letters, statutory notices, pleadings, affidavits and other relevant litigation documents.
  • Assisting in preparing correspondence and internal communications for the Legal Department and dispatching and delivering mails and resolutions to both internal and external parties.
  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  • Build and maintain legal registers, databases, and files.
  • Identify relevant gazette notices, judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material.
  • Provides general office support services by processing draft legal documents, support in editing legal documents, proofreading and finalizing for signature.
  • Help with case preparation including witness lists, statements, and exhibits.

Education, Professional Qualifications & Work experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in law or completion of the Advocate Training Program at the Kenya School of Law
  • Experience in general office support in legal department or Office
  • Experience in research and preparation of legal documents
  • A minimum of 1-2 years of relevant working experience.

Skills & Competencies

  • Excellent planning and organizing/work management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge in Data Protection Compliance
  • Excellent writing skills are mandatory.
  • Excellent teamwork/collaboration ability.
  • Attention to details.

How To Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described. send your application and detailed CV indicating your current and expected salary to Kindly quote the job title on the subject line of the email.