Carrefour Legal Counsel Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Career Opportunity: Legal Counsel

Location: Nairobi

Our client, Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour, is the largest franchisee of French giant retail group Carrefour, 2nd retailer across the world.

The Middle East based group is currently operating more than 140 Hypermarkets and Supermarkets in 15 countries, with more than 25 000 employees from 70 nationalities.

Our client is looking to fill the position of a Legal Counsel.

Job Purpose

The Legal Counsel is responsible for providing the organization with support to facilitate effective legal services, advice, and representation for all legal issues either directly or with the support of external lawyers.

The role holder is also responsible for supporting the Legal team in all legal matters and providing support on advice given to the business and regulatory functions on legal issues in a timely manner while ensuring consistency of approach and style.

Duties and Responsibilities

Legal Due Diligence

  • Draft contracts, agreements and notifications as required in a timely manner and ensuring that they are compliant with internal standards and legal requirements
  • Provide support when advising concerning business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits, or legal rights and obligations
  • Support the development of strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases

Legal Research and Evaluation

  • Support research on laws, rulings and regulations to safeguard and legally protect business operations
  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions, by such means as interviewing clients and witnesses to ascertain the facts of a case
  • Support the development of strategies and arguments in preparation for presentation of cases
  • Research the probable outcomes of cases, using knowledge of legal precedents and research
  • Keep abreast of the changes to laws and regulations of the region, monitor legal publications and study the new trends related to legal practices and their impact on the current scenario

Legal Policies and Procedures

  • Research policies for legal correctness with a view to provide legal advice in relation to the drafting of contracts/policies
  • Ensure necessary law applications to protect the organization in conjunction with allowing for commercial advantages
  • Develop reports on internal legal process is followed and tasks are completed within the deadlines
  • Report any lections that might interfere with the operations of the company

Human Capital Responsibilities

  • Assist with the implementation of the performance management process by setting objectives, monitoring performance, and provide constructive feedback and provide inputs to senior management
  • Provide mentorship for the purpose of developing a continuous talent pipeline for key roles
  • Provide inputs on training needs and coordinate with the HC department to ensure facilitation of training requirements
  • Develop and implement on the job-training for the team
  • Provide inputs for the development of annual manpower plan
  • Ensure the implementation of company’s corporate policies and relevant procedures

Definition of Success

  • Quality of legal reviews
  • Timely and effective settlement of legal issues
  • Compliance with procedural and legislative requirements
  • Effective communication of policies and procedures and updated laws and regulations

Education Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • Excellent business communication and presentation
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Time management
  • Team management

Minimum Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 6+ years’ of legal experience, 2+ years in retail experience.

How to Apply

To apply, send your CV to by 19th May 2022.

Indicating Legal Counsel on the email subject.

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