ARM Cement Legal & Compliance Manager Vacancy

Career Opportunity at ARM Cement Ltd

ARM Cement Ltd, (formerly Athi River Mining), was founded in 1974 and has grown to become one of East Africa’s largest cement manufacturer under the Rhino Cement brand, with a regional market share of around 15%.   
ARM Cement is publicly listed in the Nairobi Securities Exchange and a frontrunner in East African manufacturing, with cement plants in Athi River, Kaloleni, Kigali, Daresalaam, and Tanga. 


The Company also manufactures sodium silicate, industrial minerals and soil and crop specific Mavuno Fertilizers.   
ARM recently entered into a $140 million equity investment deal with the CDC Group, a development finance institution of the UK government. 
This equity investment will see the Company continue an aggressive growth and expansion programme, improve production efficiencies and continue the community developmental work proudly managed by Company staff under the Rhino Cement Foundation.
To support the expansion programmes and the community development work, we are seeking to recruit a results-oriented Legal & Compliance Manager to be part of a strong performance oriented management team, in a high growth environment that supports continuous learning and skills development. 
ARM Cement is an equal opportunity employer.

Title: Legal & Compliance Manager

Location: Kenya, EA.
Work Type: Full time
The position is permanent and pensionable with a competitive remuneration to the successful candidate. 
The job holder will be responsible for legal and regulatory matters in the entire organization.  

Key Accountabilities:
  • Ensure timely filling of statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Represent the company in forums that require your legal expertise. Support land acquisition and compensation process.
  • Ensure compliance with legal norms and corporate governance standards. Conducting legal research and rendering advice to the Company.
  • Handles litigation and conveyance issues.
  • Advises and guides Management and Board of Directors to ensure that the Foundation’s actions and its existence remain within the law.
  • Prepares legal documentation and briefs for legal proceedings in court for use by external advocates representing the company.
  • Monitoring the operating environment and advising the Company on the necessary policy changes in line with changes in the law and regulatory environment.
  • Formulation of Company policies and other contractual documents s well as handle all the regulatory licenses.
  • Serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors
  • Provision of legal advice to the management to ensure compliance to the laws in each country of operation. 
  • Liaise with external lawyers.
Essential qualifications / knowledge / experience
  • Master of Laws (LLM), Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya & Commissioner for Oaths and at least 10 years as an advocate. Must have a valid practicing certificate.
  • Registered with the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries.
  • Computer skills, excellent communication skills, analytical and problem solving, negotiation, team building, leadership and organizational skills.
  • A legal degree and an advocate of the high court
  • A CPS qualification/membership will be an advantage.
  • Should be experienced in handling of land compensation, and labour issues, contracts management, management of compliance issues, etc.
  • Experience of managing third party service providers. 
  • Experience of handling the company secretarial function is an advantage.
  • Experience of representation in lobby groups, technical working groups, etc
  • Experience in more than one East African country.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send a soft copy of  their application to the address below. It should include:
  • A covering letter that clearly demonstrates experience, based on the job described here and its requirements, why you are the best person for this job.
  • An up-to-date CV that includes a description of relevant experience.
  • The names and addresses of three professional referees.
  • Your email, Skype address and day-time telephone number
  • Details on current remuneration and your contractual notice period/earliest availability.
Adept Systems
Management Consultants
PO Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Please note that we do not charge for receiving or processing applications. 
ARM Cement is an equal opportunity employer.

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Updated: June 30, 2016 — 1:00 pm