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Senior Legal Officer (Contracts & Conveyancing)

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Principal Legal Officer - Contracts & Conveyancing, the job holder is responsible for handling conveyancing matters concerning the Authority which includes: commercial contacts and conveyancing
Requirements:

Applicants will also be expected to fulfill the requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya. Specifically,they must obtain and submit the following certification:
  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)
  5. Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Application Procedure
If your career profile matches the requirements of any of the above positions, please submit your application with a detailed curriculum vitae indicating your qualifications, experience, present position, e-mail address and mobile telephone number with copies of certificates, testimonials and Identity Card.



Responsibilities

  1. Exercising financial budgetary controls within the limit of authorised expenditure such as travelling expenses etc.
  2. Monitoring legal notices in the Kenya Gazette, legislation and sales of properties advertised by third parties to
    ensure that the Authority’s real property interests are safeguarded.
  3. Preparing legal documents, their execution and final disposal by leasing commercial contracts or conveyancing
  4. Advising on documents concerning land or conveyancing. Identifying change in land laws business activities and business trends e.g. leases and introduction of exclusive clauses, and therefore advising the User Division and relevant management and Board committees
  5. Undertaking any other specialized duties assigned by any other officer above him such as General Manager - Board & Legal Services and The Head of Contracts & Conveyancing
  6. Undertaking legal research on the laws relating to land and conveyancing and keeping abreast with the developments of these laws
  7. Dealing with a wide range of contracts on legal matters within the Authority external liaison with court official, third parties and legal representatives
  8. Responsible for having issues arising from land and contracts disputes. Supports the arbitration process and supports the legal office


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Mombasa
Area of work: Legal
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Contractual negotiations; Contract drafting and preparation; Contract law; Legal counseling; Legal analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Kenya Ports Authority

Transportation, logistics, storageCompany size: 500-1000 people

Established in January 1978 under an Act of Parliament, KPA is mandated to manage and operate the Port of Mombasa and all scheduled seaports along Kenya’s coastline that include Lamu, Malindi, Kilifi, Mtwapa, Kiunga, Shimoni, Funzi and Vanga. In addition, the Authority manages Inland Waterways as well as Inland Container Depots at Embakasi, Eldoret and Kisumu.


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