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 recruit@ke.wananchi.com 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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Legal and Corporate Affairs
Updated: June 10, 2019 — 3:47 pm