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Legal and Compliance Officer Job in Kenya

Legal and Compliance Officer
Reference LCO _2013
Advert Details

Recruiter: Altima Africa Ltd 
Location: Nairobi
Category: Experienced 

Profile Introduction

Our Client, a leading services provider in the Kenya Capital Markets seeks to recruit a Legal and Compliance Officer responsible for providing legal, regulatory and research expertise in the continuous development and review of the rules and regulations of the firm; monitoring compliance with all relevant laws, rules and regulations and providing company secretarial services.

The Legal and Compliance Officer will report to the Chief Executive.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law or Business related field will be an added advantage
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS)
  • At least five years relevant work experience
  • Experience in company secretarial work
Job Specification- Legal and Compliance Officer

  • Monitor compliance by the firm with the regulatory requirements prescribed by theAuthority
  • Monitor compliance by the firm with the Central Depositories Act, and rules and regulations made pursuant thereto
  • Monitor compliance by the firm with all the firm operational and procedures manuals
  • Monitor compliance by Agents with requirements under the firm’s rules and regulations
  • Assist in preparing the firm’s internal policies and review the same for compliance with relevant laws
  • Prepare and submit to the Board periodic compliance reports including any reports on material breaches of the regulatory requirements
  • Participate in settlement and arbitration of disputes to ensure compliance with capital market requirements
  • Assist the firm Board and Management in the interpretation of Capital Markets Laws, Regulations, Rules and Guidelines
  • Coordinate external legal counsel hired by the firm to provide legal services
  • Provide internal legal support for the firm’s projects and departments
  • Participating in negotiation, reviewing and/or drafting of contracts and agreements to be entered into by the firm or relating to the firm’s operations
  • Maintain up to date records of all the firm legal information and data and ensure safekeeping of legal documents and contracts
  • Provide legal advice and research on matters concerning the firm and the Capital Markets
Company Secretarial
  • Perform all company secretarial duties for the firm including taking minutes at meetings and filing of appropriate returns.
  • Prepare and submit periodic corporate governance reports to the board
  • Ensure compliance with all obligations under the Companies Act and the company’s Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Adept at drafting and reviewing legal documents
  • Knowledge of Rules and regulations of the firm, NSE and CMA, and working knowledge of the mechanics of the Kenyan capital market
  • Training/Skills- Continuous capital market regulation and development training
  • Positive attitude and drive for results
  • Professionalism, interest in evolving trends with evidenced pursuit of professional education programmes
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills, and ability to mediate and facilitate dispute resolution
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters
How to Apply
  • If you are qualified and up to the challenge visit and apply online by 5pm, 19th March 2013.
  • Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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