Senior Legal Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: Senior Legal 

The Officer is expected to provide legal advice to the business on trading matters, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations.

This includes matters involving our clients, service providers, business partners, and consultants, all aimed at safeguarding the organization's interests and mitigating legal risks.

This role guides functional Heads to ensure adherence to the legal framework and oversees legal issues managed by a panel of lawyers

Key Responsibilities

Functional Legal Services

  • Develop and implement the legal framework (guidelines) for the business.
  • Provide legal advice and support on all our products and services to mitigate risks and handle litigations.
  • Champion business ethics, compliance, and governance to safeguard the integrity of the business.
  • Actively coordinate and provide seamless support for legal matters handled by our legal panel.
  • Lead and inspire Legal Officers to deliver credible support services and ensure the prompt execution of legal matters.
  • Stay up-to-date on industry developments and best legal practices.
  • Conduct market research to identify new trends in legal practice

Management Advisory:

  • Support and prioritize managers' requests while understanding business activities to plan the necessary legal support.
  • Ensure an effective approach to providing advice, support, and case management for all legal services required by the organization, including updates on legal matters and corrections.
  • Proactively manage budgets and contracts related to legal services.
  • Represent the business in court, tribunals, inquiries, etc., as needed.
  • Draft or review commercial contracts to protect the organization's interests within the boundaries of the law.
  • Manage the legal process for litigation, arbitration, and recovery matters, and supervise the work of external counsel to safeguard the organization's interests.

Internal Relations and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide or coordinate advice and guidance on legal matters.
  • Develop and coach the internal legal team to achieve the best results and value for the business.
  • Supervise the performance of Legal Officers on assigned tasks for completion within agreed timelines and to achieve the best possible results.
  • Work closely with other departments such as Collections, Branch Operations, Finance, etc., to ensure that legal issues are promptly and appropriately addressed.
  • Participate in and support the improvement of our products and services.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Law from a recognized institution, with a postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practising certificate.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of post-admission experience in a busy law firm or a public/commercial entity.
  • Ability to provide independent advice (both orally and in writing) to senior-level management on highly technical matters.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation, and presentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to influence and negotiate at different levels.
  • Good planning and organizational skills, along with excellent communication skills necessary for interacting and negotiating with parties.
  • High degree of integrity, dependability, and confidentiality, as well as the ability to work under pressure.

Application Procedure

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit a detailed curriculum vitae and details of their current remuneration package by 22nd October 2023 to: