Britam Head of Legal Jobs in Kenya

Britam Head of Legal Jobs in Kenya

Job Purpose:

  • This role will provide Legal support to the Life Assurance Business by formulating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure the business remains fully compliant with all Laws and Regulations.

  • The role will also provide Company Secretarial services to Board Committees and ensure members receive support and the necessary advice for them to discharge their duties.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Advise insurance business on all matters touching on the law.

    • Review newly instituted matters and advise management.

    • Research and interpret regulatory requirements of new Insurance products and/or services.

    • Provide assistance to the operational areas with day-to-day regulatory Insurance compliance issues.

    • Assist with handling more complex Insurance regulatory compliance issues.

    • Keep current on national requirements regarding Insurance and communicate issues and new statutory developments to executive team.

    • Provide high quality legal opinions to enable effective management of legal risks.

    • Prepare agreement for appointment of advocates.

    • Receive final ruling and ensure it is captured.

    • Negotiating out of court settlements with a view of saving costs.

    • Approving payment of legal fees and judgments and /or discharge Vouchers.

    • Securities perfection (Mortgages, plot loan etc.) and ensuring Britam is protected at all times.

    • Ensure safe custody of the insurance instruments and documents such as organization seal, charged documents and suit papers, and ensure confidentiality and privacy of all legal data of the business.

    • Provide legal advice to the insurance business on all legal matters related to its activities and mandate premised on a platform that is well researched, reasoned and timely.

    • Ensuring insurance business is compliant with all statutory requirements;

    • Advising management on the interpretation, impact and effect of the relevant laws and general conditions affecting their various areas of

    • Providing strategic legal advice, including advice on business and product development.

    • Liaison with the various regulatory agencies, including but not limited to IRA.

    • Respond to demand letters and making best efforts to sort out disputes before they are referred to a court of law.

    Technical/ Functional competencies

    • Knowledge of legal concepts.

    • Knowledge in Diversity management.

    • Knowledge in Legal Procedures.

    • Ability to drive change.

    • Project Management.

    • Stakeholder Management.

    • Report writing-ability to develop reports.

    • Strategic Planning.

    • Leadership and management-ability to lead teams, mentor and coach staff.

    • Performance Management and team building.

    • Decision making –ability to make strategic decisions in a timely and effective manner.

    • High moral and ethical standing.

    Knowledge, and Qualifications Experience Required

    • Bachelor’s degree in Law

    • Master’s degree in Law (added advantage)

    • Diploma in Law

    • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

    • Possess a valid practicing license

    • 7-10 years post admission (to the roll of advocates) and two (2) years’ experience at manager level.

    • Company Secretarial experience in a busy corporate organization.

    • Certified Public Secretary of Kenya CPS (K) (desirable)

    • Experience in the insurance industry will be an added advantage

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Britam Head of Legal Jobs in Kenya

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