Senior Legal Officer - Litigation
Salary range: Confidential | Contract type: Permanent
To manage the Corporation’s litigation portfolio and ensure appropriate action is taken.How to apply
The applications should be accompanied with current CV Clearly stating current position, photocopies of academic certificates, and testimonials and complete addresses and telephone numbers of three (3) referees and their e-mail addresses.
Prosecute/ defend cases on behalf of the Corporation;
Carry out required action in accordance with instructions and court time lines. This may include; investigating and gathering evidence, procuring the attendance of witnesses, review of pleadings, submitting an opinion to Management on the case; etc.
Monitor the progress of court cases ensuring that cases are fast tracked for closure in the required timelines;
Lead the drafting and review of contracts and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) between the Corporation and third party service providers’ especially legal service providers.
Manage the Corporation’s external lawyers, review performance of services offered to the Corporation and monitor compliance of Service Level Agreements with the lawyers;
Ensure all reports, and case monitoring tools are updated accurately on a timely basis;
Carry out research to enhance success rates on legal cases for and against the Corporation;
Represent the Corporation in courts of law or tribunals;
Ensure safe custody of the Corporation’s legal documents and other records;
- Perform other duties assigned by your Supervisor or Management
: Bachelor's degreeRequired relevant work experience
: 5 yearsRequired skills
: Reporting; Contract drafting and preparation; Legal counseling; Research planning; Judicial processes and litigation; Documentation and record keepingRequired languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)