Legal Counsel Job, Current Legal Jobs In Kenya,

To provide full range of in-house legal services and manage required legal support for Oracle’s business in East and West Africa, reporting to the Legal Senior Manager in Kenya  
Key Objectives / Measures

  • Provision of quality legal support and representing Corporate interests
  • Internal Customer satisfaction
  • Close liaison with Deal Management organization
  • Independent handling of major tasks, business and improvement projects
  • Implementing and providing training on legal policies and business practices
  • Measured by Corporate performance standards.

Legal Resposibilities

  • RFPs and contracts reviews.
  • Providing all required assistance to the Legal Senior Manager in Kenya as well as to the Legal Managing Counsel in Nigeria
  • Provide transactional support to the business, including drafting, vetting and negotiating major/non-standard agreements.
  • Respond to adhoc queries, providing appropriate solutions.
  • Negotiate commercial contracts and drafting non-standard contractual provisions.
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate risks, explaining to the business and proposing solutions.
  • Ensure compliance with Oracle business practices, policies, procedures and law.Provide training to other Oracle functions on legal policy and business practices.
  • Participate in EMEA-wide initiatives as required
  • Develop an understanding of Oracle´s products and services
  • Corporate housekeeping/company secretarial duties
  • Perform all other tasks that are appropriate for and required by an in-house company lawyer and as required by the Manager;

Required Skills

  • Superior written and oral communication skills (in English) with an ability to communicate and influence effectively at all evels of the organization
  • High-level legal drafting skills (English)
  • Integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values
  • Commercial negotiation experience, ideally in the IT or other hi-tech industry
  • Experience in license/Cloud/partnership agreements, general commercial law, RFPs, general corporate matters, and intellectual property, are strongly preferred
  • Practical and creative thinking and problem-solving
  • Commercial outlook with excellent judgment and the capacity to make decisions and give advice that demonstrates an understanding of the risk/rewards of each situation
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Willingness to travel in Kenya and abroad as required
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team.
  • Basic computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Minimum job requirements

  • Law degree and professional qualification. 3-5 years and above relevant experience.
  • Experience as in-house counsel is a plus
  • Previous experience in the industry preferred.

How to Apply

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