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Kenya Airways Head of Legal Services Job Vacancy

Kenya Airways is truly the Pride of Africa. Our global network now reaches 50 destinations, 41 of which are spread across the Africa continent. With a modern fleet of 29 aircrafts, including four Boeing 777 series, makes us one the youngest fleets in Africa.

Kenya Airways opens a world of opportunity across the continent, creating sustainable development by connecting its people and businesses within Africa and around the world.

At Kenya Airways we believe our greatest asset is our people. When you join Kenya Airways we provide you with training and all the systems and tools you require to perform. And best of all, we provide an environment that enables each and every one of our employees to achieve their full potential.

Head of Legal Services

Grade: H15

Brief Description

To take overall responsibility for the management of all legal matters pertaining to the organization.

Detailed Description
  • To develop a legal team and structure that will effectively provide efficient and timely professional legal services to the airline both in Kenya and Outstations.
  • To advise management on legal matters and risks facing the organization.
  • To review and advise on all aircraft acquisition and maintenance contracts and lease agreements
  • Draft, negotiate, and vet contracts on behalf of the company to protect its interests.
  • Ensure disputes are resolved in a manner that safeguards the company’s position.
  • Organize and administer subsidiary board meetings to ensure they are efficient and effective.
  • Ensure company’s compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements to avoid legal penalties.
  • Brief and monitor external counsel to ensure legal representation is effective.
  • Prepare proposals and to lobby the GoK on pending legislation to protect or improve the business environment for KQ.
  • Develop effective working relationships with key user departments to ensure their needs are understood and appropriate solutions developed that support business needs.
  • Effective legal counseling so as to ensure legal problems and risks are identified and dealt with before they emerge as significant risks to the business.
  • Develop and maintain a legal registry where all contracts and legal documents can be safeguarded and be easily accessible.
Job Requirements 

Knowledge, Skills, Experience
  • BBL
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with ten (10) years post qualification experience preferably in commercial law practice. Aviation Law experience will be an added advantage.
  • Certified Public Secretary
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proactive
  • Teamwork
  • Customer insight
  • Results focus
  • Strategic thinking
  • Integrity
  • Confidentiality
  • Good analytical skills
  • Critical thinking.
  • Attention to detail
How to apply 

Visit the
 Kenya Airways Career Website here to make an online application
Closing Date: 03-Dec-2010

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