Legal Manager Job, Legal Kenyan Jobs 2022, 

Are you a dynamic, keen, self-driven and highly motivated professional with a high degree of integrity and dependability with a good understanding of banking, securities, and litigation legal practice? Do you seek to do things differently and go the extra mile to ensure the success of the team? If yes, this is the ideal next career step for you.

Reporting to the Head – Legal Services, the role holder will be responsible for assisting & supporting the Company Secretary by ensuring that the Bank & Staff adhere to all legal requirements and for providing legal support to Management, Business Units & Branch Network.

Responsibilities

The successful jobholder will be expected to:

  • Oversee the perfection of the Bank’s Securities – movable and immovable.
  • Peruse & approve all Security instruments before & after registration/perfection.
  • Provide legal opinions to the Management & the Branch Network on various legal matters affecting the Bank’s operations.
  • Liaise with the Bank’s external Lawyers to ensure effective delivery of service.
  • Draw up, review and register leases or licenses for the premises owned by the Bank or rented by the Bank.
  • Draft, peruse & approve Service & other contracts entered by the Bank with its customers or with its suppliers.
  • Draft Agreements & other legal documents as may be required by the Bank from time to time.
  • Prepare standard legal documentation for use by the Bank.
  • Represent the Bank’s interests in litigious disputes in courts, quasi-judicial tribunals, Alternative Dispute Resolution fora & other legal fora.
  • Provide effective support to all stakeholders in the Bank’s recovery efforts including in litigious disputes.
  • Peruse & interpret legislation & other legal instruments.
  • Continuously evaluate & monitor agreements that the Bank is party to.
  • Maintain & update a record of the Bank’s Securities and contracts.
  • Maintain & update a record of the Bank’s Intellectual property.
  • Offer good service to both internal and external customers and observe courtesy and timeliness at all times.
  • Train staff on legal matters as required from time to time.
  • Offer Company Secretarial support to the Co-op Bank Group entities when required to do so.

Qualifications, Skills & Attributes

The successful jobholder will be required to possess the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree from a recognized University with a minimum of four years of legal experience ideally in a leading organization, with a proven track record in litigation management, contract handling and conveyance.
  • Be an advocate of the High court.
  • Knowledge of the provisions of the Banking Act, Central Bank of Kenya Act, the Capital Markets Act & the Co-operative Societies Act etc.
  • Fully aware of all the relevant laws & statutes affecting the Bank’s Operations including knowledge of developments in legal practice & statutory amendments that are likely to have an impact on the Bank’s Operations.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, documentation and presentation skills with the ability to influence and negotiate at different levels.

How to apply

If you are confident that you fit the role and person profile and you are keen to add value to your career then please forward your application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae to [email protected] indicating the job reference number LM/CSD/2022 by 30th May, 2022.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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