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Legal Services Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

i. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized reputable University
ii. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
iii. Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which must have been at
Senior Management level.
iv. Certified Public Secretary (K)
v. Member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK)
vi. Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (ICPSK) in good standing
vii. Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks
viii. Meet requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya.
c) Skills and competencies
i. Comprehensive understanding of commercial law, litigation and conveyance.
ii. Strong communication skills and ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position
papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications
iii. Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data
base, presentation, email, internet etc.
iv. Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
v. Flexibility and responsiveness in determining and handling Company Secretariat and
Legal Services Division issues
vi. Sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a
problem in an impartial and objective way
vii. Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in the
Petroleum subsector
viii. Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change and support staff to embrace
change
ix. Ability to empower staff through couching and counselling
x. Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing
and negotiations skills
xi. Demonstrated competence in work performance

Responsibilities

i. Assist the GM on legal matters affecting the Company.
ii. Provide company secretarial services to the Company
iii. Monitor all aspects of the Board Secretariat and Legal services Division with the aim
of developing a robust and facilitative legal and regulatory framework for enhancing
organizational effectiveness.
iv. Provide advice on good corporate governance practices.
v. Manage legal risks while taking advantage of opportunities.
vi. Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the business affairs of
the company by disseminating the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant
Managers for implementation.
vii. Provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development,
implementation and evaluation of professional legal services including overseeing,
scheduling and coordinating the provision of corporate services as necessary.
viii. Formulate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of work-plans related to the
formulation of an enabling framework for litigation, compliance, contracts and
convincing matters.
ix. Provide legal advice and assistance on all relevant aspects of government regulation
and applicable law.
x. Prepare Legal opinions and legal interpretations on various matters as required
including interpretation of court and arbitral rulings affecting the Company.
xi. Spearhead the formulation of a sound contract management process from tendering
to contract preparation, negotiation and execution.
xii. Oversee the smooth implementation of all convincing matters to ensure perfection of
documentation and securities.
xiii. Monitor developments in relevant law, conduct legal research and participate in
outreach programs to strengthen corporate governance and improve the quality of
service delivery
xiv. Draft legal documents as required
xv. Oversee performance management in the Legal Services department and participate
in organizational performance reviews, business process improvements aimed at
improving organizational effectiveness.
xvi. Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the
candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with
orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.
xvii. Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations; handle
disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and
regulations.
xviii. Assess staff performance, identify training needs, as well as design and implement
training programmes to equip staff with appropriate job competencies in order to
improve service delivery.
xix. Prepare concept papers, board papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports
as necessary.
xx. Participate in the formulation and development of the Company’s Strategic Plan, plan
and monitor set division targets and takes any necessary remedial actions.
xxi. Monitor all aspects of the Board Secretariat and Legal services Division with the aim
of developing a robust and facilitative legal and regulatory framework for enhancing
organizational effectiveness.
xxii. Provide advice on good corporate governance practices.
xxiii. Manage legal risks while taking advantage of opportunities.
xxiv. Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the business affairs of
the company by disseminating the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant
Managers for implementation.
xxv. Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process
improvements aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.
xxvi. Provide technical leadership to a team to develop, implement and evaluate strategic
management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and
organizational effectiveness.
xxvii. Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture
based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and
results to ensure that activities are undertaken on sound management principles and
practices.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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