Senior Legal Officer Job in Kenya

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Senior Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Senior Legal Officer

Airtel Networks Kenya Limited wishes to recruit a Senior Legal Officer within the Legal and Regulatory Department. This role is responsible for providing legal advice and services to enable the company to conduct its business within the existing legal framework without undue exposure to liability and risk. Reporting to the Head of Legal Affairs, the incumbent’s role will include but not limited to the following:

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Exercise due diligence in ensuring that contracts are drafted and or reviewed within required timelines.
  • Undertaking legal research and advise business functions on interpretation of applicable laws, contract terms and organization policies to aid in compliance and implementation.
  • Periodically reviewing contracts issued to clients and service/content providers so as to address legal concerns that may have arisen or are likely to arise and advise on correspondence with the said parties to forestall potential disputes
  • Ensuring distributor bank guarantees comply with Airtel requirements and subsequent authentication by the issuing banks.
  • Advise the business in formulation of organization policy documents for business processes ensuring that the organization is able to meet its business and contractual objectives within the law while avoiding undue disadvantage or exposure to risk.
  • Maintain a quarterly legal compliance checklist and continuously updating the same with emerging legislation and regulations to drive a culture of adherence.
  • Ensure the company’s position is secured through properly registered leases within the agreed timeframe.
  • Track ongoing issues, demand letters from customers, suppliers and other third parties.
  • Issuing accurate instructions to external counsels handling the company’s litigation matters to secure company’s interests and supporting external counsels with their litigation briefs.
  • Drive the reduction of disputes referred to arbitration and/or litigation through proper case management.
  • Monitor payment of legal fees to external counsels as per budgetary allocations.
  • Assist in company secretarial duties by ensuring proper record keeping of the Company’s legal documents and contracts.
  • Undertaking various legal projects of the company as and when they arise.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law, Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. A Masters is an added advantage
  • 3- 5 years’ work experience post admission to the bar in providing commercial legal support in a busy undertaking.
  • Having worked in the telecommunications or consumer service industry is an added advantage

Competencies and behavior required

  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Proactive individual with good planning and organization skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills to build relationships vertically and horizontally across the business.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to apply for the role by sending an application letter and resume to hr@ke.airtel.com. Staff referrals are also welcome. State the name of the vacancy as your subject. The deadline for applications is 5.00 pm on 31st October 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We therefore do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of, among others, their race, disability, religion or gender. All employment opportunities are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need