CMA Legal Officer (Contract &Advisory) Job in Kenya

The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) is a statutory agency charged
with the responsibility of regulating and developing an efficient
capital market in Kenya. 
The Authority invites
applications from dynamic, goal – oriented, high performers, with strong
problem – solving skills for the following position:
Legal Officer – Contract &Advisory
Ref: HCA/LO/3/2016
1 Post

Reporting to the Head, Legal Affairs, the selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Drafting, preparing and reviewing contracts for the Authority;
  • Preparing legal opinions on legal issues pertaining to the Authority’s mandate and matters arising in its engagement with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Procuring legal services from external legal services providers/ advocates;
  • Liaising with external advocates and contracting parties on matters they are handling/ negotiating on behalf of the Authority;
  • Preparing quarterly reports to the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution on compliance with the implementation of the Constitution;
  • Participating in the procurement process on behalf of the Directorate;
  • Participating in working committees on various thematic issues upon appointment by the Authority’s Management;
  • Preparing of the Directorate targets for the Performance Contract;
  • Championing risk management and compliance with operating procedures for the Directorate.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB);
  • Admission to the Bar- Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate;
  • Two (2) years’ experience in corporate and commercial law.
Key Skills, Knowledge & Competencies
  • Broad understanding of capital markets operations and legal framework;
  • Knowledge of the Kenya Constitution and Laws of Kenya;
  • Knowledge in Arbitration or Alternative Dispute Resolution;
  • Strong presentation and communication skills including ability to write reports;
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook;
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including ability to build alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity;
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships; and
  • Ability to treat individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences;
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines as well as work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team;
  • Organization and analytical skills.
How to Apply
Go to CMA Erecruitment Portal HERE to apply online

Online applications through the E- recruitment should be received on or before March 31, 2016.

Only online applications will be considered.
Note: Please upload a CV and one page Cover Letter only at this stage. 
No certificates or other testimonials will be required until interview
Capital Markets Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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Updated: March 24, 2016 — 7:37 am