Financial Sector Legal Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya May 2016


Job opportunity;Financial Sector Legal Officer in Nairobi Kenya

Career vacancy:Financial Sector Legal Officer in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Legal Officer
Contract: Permanent
Location: Nairobi

Profile Introduction: Our client, a leader in the financial sector seeks to recruit a self-driven individual to the position of Legal Officer.  

The successful candidate will be tasked with providing full scope legal support, advice and input to the business; taking into account legal risk and the need to overcome legal obstacles.


The successful candidate will have the following primary responsibilities:
  • To guide the implementation of regulatory changes to ensure that regulatory requirements are met;
  • To ensure that contracts are appropriate, both legally and meet commercial needs;
  • To ensure effective dispute resolution whilst minimizing the risk ;
  • To provide accurate legal advice and opinion to designated customers;
  • To ensure that all documentations are legally sound and meet business needs;
  • To manage relationships with all internal and external customers with the aim of providing proactive advice and consulting to ensure optimal business decisions, taking into account legal opportunities and risks;
  • To assist with the monitoring of legal exposures arising in the business and report on legal risks and regulatory developments;
  • To liaise with external legal experts to provide additional legal support to the business units;
  • To assist in regulatory universe compliance and interpretations;
  • To act as in-house legal counsel for restructuring transactions and in an advisory capacity of organizational entities;
  • To instruct counsel and manage the process of litigation and advisory.
  • Strategic Thinking;
  • Analytical Skills;
  • Business Acumen & Customer Focus;
  • Communicating & Influencing;
  • Leadership Effectiveness;
  • Planning& Organizing.
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB);
  • Certified Public Secretary (K) ;
  • A Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Proficiency in MS Suite ;
  • Minimum 3 years in a Legal function;
  • A good understanding of Commercial Law;
  • Working knowledge of regulatory environment ;
  • Knowledge of the Kenya Legal System ;
  • Knowledge of Commercial Law;
  • Risk Awareness.
How to Apply
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Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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