Assistant Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

The Legal Services Department (LSD) provides legal services to the Company to protect the Company’s interests in all its transactions with external parties, reduce legal and litigation risk, and ultimately financial loss.

Key Responsibilities

To primarily support business development and investor engagement through drafting, reviewing, and engrossing legal agreements e.g. facility agreements, addendums, security agreements, inter-lender agreements, fundraising agreements, memoranda of understanding, etc.

To attend and participate in working groups.

To oversee the compilation of conditions precedent and clearance of disbursement.

To facilitate engagement of external counsel through drafting and reviewing of instruction letters, engagement letters, non-disclosure agreements, etc.

To oversee contract management in the Company and compile a performance report every quarter.

To offer legal advisory to the Loans Committee, affiliate entities of the Company, and the various departments as may be deemed appropriate.


To assist in the preparation of weekly departmental plans, and meeting agendas, drafting periodic reports, and handling of department operations.

To participate in any internal committees, either ad-hoc or substantive as may be required.

To oversee and coordinate the release and/or discharge of securities advanced by the

Company either to borrowers or employees and handling of other conveyance documents.

Case management of assigned files.

Other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

Academic & Professional qualifications required to perform effectively in this role

Minimum of bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) and postgraduate diploma in law.

Licensed to practice law as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

Minimum of 3 years work experience.

Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages including excel, word, Oracle.

Must have good Customer service attitude

Must demonstrate ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Ability to work collaboratively in a team and adapt to a fast-paced environment.

How To Apply

Applicants are invited to send a letter of motivation illustrating their suitability in relation to the qualifications listed and their detailed curriculum vitae to the following address: hr@shelterafrique.org.

Applicants must indicate the position for which they have applied in the subject line of their email.

The deadline for submission is 31st AUGUST 2024.