General Manager Legal Job in Kenya

Position: General Manager Legal
Reporting to: Regional Director EA
  • International media and related technology company
  • Fast paced technology environment
  • Multinational / multicultural organization
  • Pressurized environment
  • Customers spread over international time zones
  • Multi-skilled environment
  • Rapidly evolving group reporting structure
  • Rapidly evolving reporting requirements both statutory and management
  • Highly confidential environment


  • Regional Director
  • Region’s Executive team
  • Group Executive teams
  • Group Employees
  • External service providers
  • Formulate and implement the company’s legal strategy.
  • Where required, prepare and manage the legal budget.
  • Draft and ensure that a legal policy is implemented and adhered to.
  • Advise relevant parties such as the Regional Director, the Region’s executive team and other executives with regards to corporate governance developments in the Region.
  • Advise on, and ensure adherence to, legislation applicable to the MultiChoice Africa Group in the Region.
  • Formulate and implement the Region’s Intellectual Property Strategy
  • Advise on IP related queries.
  • Prepare presentations on various legal topics.
  • Assist with corporate and commercial transactions.
  • Negotiate, draft and review various agreements (i.e. shareholders agreements, loan agreements, entertainment law agreements, commercial agreements, IT agreements and IP agreements).
  • Actively manage litigation arising in the Region.
  • Manage and liaise with external parties (including outside attorneys) on behalf of the Region.
  • Conduct training on new pieces of legislation applicable to the Region.
  • Provide legal guidance on the structure of proposed services.
  • Draft, review and amend terms and conditions for various services required by the Region.
  • Assist with resolution of customer queries referred to the legal department.
  • Implement and manage the Legal Compliance Programme for the Region (including preparation of Risk Registers for the board)
Competencies & Experience:
  • Relevant legislation
  • Financial understanding
  • Statutory HR / Benefit related knowledge
  • Presentation skills
  • Administration
  • Computer knowledge
  1. MS Office
  2. Internet
  3. Jutastat
  4. LexisNexis
  • Legal Degree
  • Admitted Attorney
  • At least six years post articles experience
  • Previous experience in the broadcasting industry would be advantageous
  • Excellent command of the English language (written and spoken)
  • Assertiveness
  • Perseverance
  • Analytical thinking
  • Diplomacy/Tact
  • Relationship building
  • Planning
  • Problem solving
  • Service orientation
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Good drafter
  • Problem solving
  • Service orientated
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Team player
  • Logical/methodical thinking
  • Confidentiality
  • Honesty
  • Multi-tasking
  • Accurate
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Updated: July 14, 2016 — 9:30 am