Legal Officer Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

KEPHIS

Job Description

Our success is built with the efforts of our employees and support of our management.

Grounded in our core values; Integrity, Customer Focus, Teamwork, Innovation & Creativity, Professionalism, Corporate Social Responsibility.

KEPHIS is committed to be the employer of choice. We always seek to identify, engage and retain best talent to take up variety of roles.

KEPHIS provide the employees with opportunities for growth and development and reward those who are devoted to perform their best.

Legal officer (1 position) – Ref: VA/5/5/2018

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Drafting of agreements, contracts, leases and maintaining records of such transactions.
Liaising with external legal councils on legal matters affecting the Board.
Verifying all contracts, agreements, leases in which the Board enters into to ensure compliance.
Advising the Management on legal aspects of administrative matters.
Undertaking research on assigned legal issues.
Collecting and collating research data.
Vetting and verification of documents before execution by authorized representatives of the Board.
Liaising with the office of the Attorney General on legal issues affecting the Board in execution of its mandate.
Prepare witnesses and the evidence as well as presenting the same in court while keeping an updated record of all court cases.
Collaborate and correspond with external advocates on all pending court cases.
Attend to internal company queries of legal nature in the facilitation of normal business.
Assist with Board affairs in the absence of the Corporation secretary.
Deputize the Corporation Secretary in the performance of company secretarial duties whenever called upon.
Advising Procurement committees on legal issues.
Maintenance of accreditation and ISO certification.

Key Qualifications

Possess a Bachelors of Law Degree or form a recognized institution and an advocate of the High court of Kenya.
Be computer literate.
Be conversant with laws of the country and the common practice of the field.
Three (3) years relevant experience.
Computer literacy and proficiency in Microsoft office packages and accounting programs such as SAGE.
Ability to work independently, in a team and under pressure.
Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to make decisions independently.
Good communication, data analysis, report writing and presentation skills.
Can work well under pressure and prioritize work.
Experience with a Quality Management System.

Interested and qualified individuals should fill the employment application form through the website (www.kephis.org) or download the form from the website and send the duly filled form together with copies of academic and professional certificates and national identity card by 21st June, 2018 to:

The Managing Director,
P.O Box 49592 – 00100 GPO, Nairobi.

Use only one method of application: either online through the KEPHIS website or hard copy.

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