Legal & Regulatory Counsel Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Legal & Regulatory Counsel

Report to: Director Legal & Regulatory

Profile and Main Purpose of the Job:

The Legal & Regulatory Counsel will work with Wananchi Legal & Regulatory Affairs Department, including but not limited to supporting all entities within Wananchi Group (“Wananchi Portfolio”) in various jurisdictions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing and reviewing contracts to be entered into with customers, suppliers, employees and consultants, with reference to templates and guidelines advised by the Director Legal;
  • Ensuring continuous compliance, including conducting regular compliance health-check, filing returns with concerned Regulators, applying and renewing licenses;
  • Liaising and attending stakeholder industry forums on behalf of the Wananchi portfolio;
  • Prepare legal opinions and advisories on advancements in laws and regulations that impact Wananchi operations;
  • Advising on risks, mitigation, required legal documents and compliance requirements for new engagements/projects;
  • Attend disciplinary proceedings and advise on labor related matters.
  • Dispute resolution, including negotiating settlements, attending to debt collection and correspondence with external legal counsel;
  • Manage external counsel relations and legal fees;
  • Attending to intellectual property matters, including registration and renewal of trademarks;
  • Maintain an efficient filing system and central custody of all commercial agreements, leases, licenses & permits;
  • Risk management – Assess legal& Regulatory issues and ensure risks are mitigated to enhance protection of the organization;
  • Advising on compliance requirements, good corporate governance and best practice with regard to the activities of the companies;
  • Support and assist the Director- Legal& Regulatory and undertake other duties as maybe assigned from time to time;

Academic Qualifications:

  • A degree in Law (LLB), LLM will be an added advantage;
  • Postgraduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law
  • Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

Professional, Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of at least 5 years post qualification working experience;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good grasp of application of law in a business environment;
  • Experience in Telecons/ICT industry as well as cross-border transactions;
  • Ability to multi task and deliver on other tasks.
  • Proactive, good temperament, right attitude, innovative and responsive in carrying out their duties.
  • Ability to interface, engage and communicate professionally and politely at all levels within a corporate environment

Interested and qualified candidates to submit their application including a detailed CV and day time telephone contact to on or before 14th June 2019.

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.

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Updated: June 10, 2019 — 3:47 pm