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Competition Authority of Kenya Job Vacancies in Kenya - Chief Legal Officer

Job Ref: MN 2079

Job Profile

1. Provide legal advice to the Authority

  • Provide advice to the Authority on legal issues affecting the Authority’s ability to carry out its functions effectively.
  • Represent the Authority in any matter before the Competition Tribunal.
  • Provide advice and guidance to the Authority in respect of any proposed review to the Competition Act and also lead the advocacy function focusing on legislation which may be deterring competition in the markets.

    2. Strategically direct and manage the Legal Services Division Manage the development and implementation of business plans and budgets for the Legal Services Division. Oversee compliance with systems and processes for efficient functioning of the Division.

    3. To develop, advise and implement strategies for facilitating effective prosecution of Cases referred to the Director of Public Prosecution and Courts

    Includes advising the Authority on suitable terms of Settlements and drafting settlement agreements.

    Conduct relevant research and advice the Authority on appropriate approaches and policies on any legal matter before the Authority.

    4. To participate in Executive Committees / Task Teams Participate in Executive and Management Committee meetings and strategic events of the Authority.

    Prepare Reports to enable effective decision making in Executive and Management Committee Meetings.

    5. To manage staff within the Legal Services Division Manage the conclusion and implementation of Performance Contracts with all staff of the Division.

    Provide guidance, coaching and mentoring to ensure personal development of Legal Services Division staff.

    To build capacity and experience in conducting research, report writing and correspondence.

    6. Secretary to the Authority’s Board and in charge of coordinating matters related to the Board Members.

    Person Profile

  • A Masters degree in law from a recognized University.
  • A minimum of 10 years relevant working experience.
  • Must be a registered Advocate of the High Court of not less than seven (7) years standing.
  • Must have attended a Course in Corporate Governance, managed by a reputable organization.
  • Experience in preparing policy related briefings and presenting policy proposals.
  • A deep understanding of the competition and economic regulatory legislation in Kenya and in the Region.
  • A great appreciation of the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya.
  • Proven drafting ability.
  • Litigation and legal report writing skills.
  • Strong analytical, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, good organizational skills and proven leadership qualities/abilities.

    How to Apply

    Email your application, CV and summarize yourself as follows:

    Job Ref No Your Name Current / Past Salary: Year 2012 pm; Year 2013 pm Year 2013 Benefits: If house state market rent; if car state cc

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    Competition Authority of Kenya Job Vacancies in Kenya - Legal Officer

    Job Ref MN. 2082

    Person Profile

  • University graduate ¡n Law from a recognized university.
  • Minimum five years experience preferably in litigation.
  • Proficient in use of MS Office applications with good keyboarding skills.
  • Be admitted as an advocate of the high court of Kenya.
  • Be in possession of a current practicing certificate.
  • Must have excellent supervisory skills and able to motivate those who work under him/her
  • Ability to communicate clearly.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • A team player

    Send your application with a detailed CV and a daytime telephone number.

    You SHOULD disclose your current or past salary. Send your application by hand, courier, post or email so as to reach us

    Send to:

    Executive Selection Division,
    Manpower Services (K) Ltd,
    12th Floor, Landmark Plaza,
    Directly Opposite Nairobi Hospital Entrance.

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    Bayer East Africa Job Vacancies in Kenya - Legal Officer

    Ref No. 2013/HR/BGP-001 Reporting to the Head of Finance and Administration, the Legal Officer will be accountable for all legal activities in the region, including business partnering, compliance, litigation, general legal services (Contracts, Intellectual Property/Patents, and Labour) and external legal advisor contacts. He/she thereby protects the assets and reputation of Bayer and ensures compliance with all applicable local country laws and regulations including those pertaining to all foreign subsidiaries of the company. Professional Competencies
  • In-depth knowledge of the substantive law applicable to the functional area in the relevant jurisdiction, including ability to effectively interact with regulatory authorities.
  • Ability to conduct and/or lead complex contract negotiations.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one other area of law relevant to the business supported, including antitrust/competition law, or the like.
  • Ability to proactively advise the business and management on legal implications of business strategy.
  • Ability to properly select and actively manage outside counsel, as well as other outside vendors and/or consultants.
  • Ability to provide primary legal support to complex corporate projects, including merger, acquisition, and divestment projects.
  • Functional knowledge of cross-border and international issues affecting the business supported.
  • Knowledge of international legal issues.
  • Ability to represent the company in trade associations and external organizations. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • A minimum of 8 years of legal experience gained from progressively responsible positions
  • University degree or equivalent from an accredited law school Certified Lawyer
  • English and Kiswahili language must be fluent in spoken and written How to apply: If you meet the above requirements, please send your application letter, a detailed CV with three professional referees including daytime contact, copies of certificates and testimonials (quoting the reference number on both application letter and envelop) not later than 31st August 2013 to: The Head of Human Resources & Communications,
    Bayer East Africa Ltd,
    PO Box 30321 – 00100 GPO,
    E-mail: [at] Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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