SMEP Legal Officer Job in Kenya

SMEP Deposit Taking Microfinance Limited, a Christian based MFI regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya, invites applications from interested and suitably qualified candidates to fill the positions of:

Legal Officer
LO/2/7/HRD/2012

The main purpose of the job holder is to provide and facilitate legal, technical, institutional and related services to the Company.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the CEO the successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Offer legal and technical advice to the Board and Management. 
  • Organize, prepare agendas for, and take minutes of Board meetings and Annual General Meetings. 
  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries.
  •  Deal with correspondence, collate information and write reports, ensure decisions made are communicated to the relevant Company stakeholders. 
  • Contribute to meeting discussions, as and when required, and advise members of the legal, governance, accounts and tax implications of proposed policies. 
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, undertake legal research and advise the Company accordingly. 
  • Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors. 
  • Develop and oversee systems that ensure the Company complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory requirements. 
  • Undertake general conveyance including purchases, sales, charges, leases, tenancy agreements, surrenders, easements, licenses and related matters. 
  • Draw, peruse, complete and interpret legal documents on behalf of the Company. 
  • Undertake associated general administration including correspondence and preparation of reports. 
  • Draw and accept court processes affecting the Company and take action as necessary. 
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the management from time to time
Qualifications and competencies 
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree from a reputable university 
  • Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law 
  • Must have a current advocate’s Practicing Certificate 
  • Must be a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya – CPS(K) 
  • At least 3 years post qualification experience in a similar position in a busy financial/MFI environment
  •  Be aged between 25-35 years 
  • Must have MIS office skills
Other skills and competencies are:
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Analytical and problem solving skills commensurate with the level of responsibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to manage time effectively and complete tasks within deadlines
  • Able to establish effective working relationships
  • Able to negotiate and influence
  • Equally able and effective working individually and as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to range of work and working hours
How To Apply

Qualified and interested candidates who meet the above criteria should download the “Job Application Form” at www.smep.co.ke/opportunities, and send their filled applications to recruitment@smep.co.ke on or before Friday, 20th July, 2012. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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