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Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank)    |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Senior Legal Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Legal
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

PB 5.2 – KPOSB/LEGAL/1/18

Position Function
Reporting to the Company Secretary & Head of Legal Services, the position is responsible for facilitating the execution of legal mandate of the Bank by providing efficient and effective legal services as will be required. This include management of legal risks and compliance with relevant legal statutes.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognised university.
• Post graduate Diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.
• Certificate of Admission as an Advocate of the High Court.
• CPS (K) qualification will be added advantage.
• Computer proficiency.
• 3 years post admission working experience.
Terms of Service and Remuneration

The appointments will be for a contractual period of three years, renewable for a similar period of time subject to satisfactory performance and delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.

Applications must be delivered to the Postbank Headquarters situated at Postbank House, 4th Floor; Market Lane Off 17 Banda Street.


• Verify security documents and ensure that they are duly registered as required.

• Liaise with external lawyers, valuers, auctioneers and other consultants for effective management of services.
• Process legal documents pertaining to loans.
• Draw legal contracts, leases and other legal documents and ensure they are signed, sealed by authorised signatories.
• Follow up on litigation matters and attend court cases.
• Conduct legal research on legal issues and statutes guiding the operations of Bank and ensuring recovery of monies owed to the bank by debtors.
• Undertake assessment of fee notes for advocates and other consultants engaged by the Bank and witnessing of Bank documents.
• Provide legal advice to the Management of the Bank.
• Managing all insurance policies and claims for the Bank.
• Negotiate on insurance renewals and execute all insurance policy agreements.
• Advise on risk areas that may arise and ensuring they are adequately covered by relevant policies.
• Maintain and update the insurance assets register.
• Prepare budgets for renewal and advise on controlling expenditure.
• Attend to customer complaints and inquiries.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Legal
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Risk analysis; Conflict and complaint resolution; Compliance; General insurance; Budgeting, financial planning; Legal analysis; Judicial processes and litigation; Legal counseling; Contract drafting and preparation
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank)

Banking, microfinance, insurance

The Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank) was established in 1910. Similar Savings services were offered across the East Africa region. When the East African Community broke up in 1977, the Kenya Government established its own savings bank. Postbank is primarily engaged in the mobilization of savings for national development and operates under the Kenya Post Office Savings Bank Act Cap 493B. In addition, the Bank offers local and international credit cards under the sponsorship of a commercial bank, Local and International Money Transfer Services (MTS), collections and disbursement services.