Legal Officer Job Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

Vacancy Title: Legal Officer

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Nairobi

Report To: Managing Director

Gross Salary: Competitive

Our client, a leading manufacturer, is looking to hire a Legal officer who will assist in the effective and efficient management of the Legal affairs of the organization, provision of legal advisory services, and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Preparing and reviewing legal contracts, leases, licenses, NDAs, MOUs and other legal papers of a routine nature to prevent or avert any potential risk to the business;
  • Managing contractual arrangements with suppliers and partners;
  • Reviewing and formulating legal policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Reviewing recent legislation, court cases, correspondence and publications pointing out matters of note or which necessitate management action;
  • Liaising with other departments in managing legal matters;
  • Filing of various documents/returns as required under the provisions of the Companies Law/KICA;
  • Protection of brand equity through registration of trademarks and service marks
  • Providing legal advice and support for Human Capital and employment matters
  • Review and monitor internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements
  • Provide guidance to the MD on new and developing corporate governance practices applicable to the company.
  • Conducting legal awareness and education to company staff through newsletters and development of FAQs;
  • Employing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures in resolving disputes affecting the company.
  • Management of the Company’s litigation file portfolio,co-ordinate and supervising external counsel advice
  • Researching on relevant statutes, rulings and precedents to be used as a basis for answering requests for legal opinions.
  • Providing legal advice and ensure compliance with legal and statutory requirements.
  • Undertaking administration and proper record keeping of departmental records.
  • Conducting legal research and preparation of reliable legal opinions as and when required.
  • Attend to all legal queries from various departments and another legal task as assigned by the managing director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university.
  • A registered member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience as a company secretary /or law firm.
  • Initiative and proactiveness
  • Critical Thinking and problem solving
  • Strong management, negotiation and report writing skills.
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Research Skills v Legal Administration Skills, Planning and organization
  • Attention to Detail, Confidentiality and Dependability.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Legal officer- Manufacturing) to before 5th July, 2022