Wananchi Group (K) Ltd
Job Title: Legal Assistant
Department: Legal, Regulatory & Compliance
Employment Status: Permanent
Position Reporting to: Head of Legal
Job Purpose / Summary: Assist and provide a range of legal support and administration to the Legal function of Wananchi Satellite business.
- Record and report legal documents including briefs, pleadings, appeals, agreements, contracts and legal memoranda
- build and maintain databases and files
- maintain a comprehensive law library and archive of summaries of all the above legal documents
- Perform legal and factual research
- Undertake records research
- identify relevant gazette notices, judicial decisions, statutes, legal articles, codes and other pertinent material
- organize and analyse information
- cross-check and validate information
- prepare written reports
- Oversee preparation and closure of legal arguments, applications, and motions
- Dispatch and follow through legal correspondence
- check and edit legal forms and documents for accuracy
- organize and track case files
- review and monitor new and updated laws and regulations
- co-ordinate law office activities such as secretarial assignments, regulatory returns or declarations
- help with case preparation including witness lists, and exhibits
Qualifications & Experience:
- Diploma or certificate program in legal studies or equivalent
- Understanding of basic legal principles and practices
- Understanding of legal research techniques
- Relevant computer knowledge and experience
- Research skills
- Analytical skills
- Critical thinking skills
- Planning and organizing
- Information monitoring
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure
- Attention to detail and accuracy
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV,day time telephone contact to email@example.com with a subject line Legal Assistant respectively on or before 24th November 2016.
Wananchi Group is an equal opportunity employer and will offer competitive remuneration and benefits to the right candidate.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Note: Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.