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KTDA Principal Legal Officer Job in Kenya

Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

Principal Legal Officer

One (1) Position

Broad Function: Reporting to the Manager, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of contract administration for KTDA Holdings, its subsidiaries and managed factory companies.


Primary Duties / Responsibilities
  • Drawing of contracts, lease documents, loan agreements and other legal documents.
  • Ensuring that contracts, leases and legal documents have been prepared in the proper   manner and that the relevant registers are updated.
  • Maintaining records of contracts, leases, loan agreements and the covenants therein.
  • Drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts.
  • Providing timely information on renewals or termination of agreements.
  • Liaising with external lawyers on legal matters for and against the Group Companies.
  • Taking minutes for KTDA Holdings’ subsidiaries and committee meetings.
  • Facilitate conveyancing transactions involving purchase or sale of land by KTDA Group and Factory Companies;
  • Participate in the co-ordination and preparation of legal opinions to the KTDA Group and Factory Companies;
  • Assist in negotiation, review and drafting of documentation for business transactions;
  • Participate in the co-ordination and preparation of legal opinions to the KTDA Group and Factory Companies
  • Monitor and report on compliance risk
  • Supervise Legal Assistants
  • Performing any other duties as assigned from time to time.
Qualifications / Competencies / Experience
  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from a recognized university;
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law
  • Registered advocate of the High Court of Kenya – Six (6) years standing;
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS (K)
  • Current Practicing certificate
  • Demonstrate good grasp of Commercial law, the Constitution of Kenya and other relevant national laws;
  • Should have thorough knowledge of the tea industry and agricultural sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the sector;
  • Exposure to IT packages
  • High levels of integrity and confidentiality
  • Excellent leadership skills and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
How to apply
If you fulfill the above requirements and wish to be considered, please apply online at not later than 27th July 2016.

Updated: July 15, 2016 — 1:47 am
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