Egerton University Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Egerton University Senior Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Applicants MUST have the Following Academic/Professional Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree in Public Law (LLM) or related field from a recognized University.

  • A Bachelor degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized University.

  • Post Graduate Diploma Kenya School of Law

  • Active membership Law Society of Kenya and in good standing

  • Certified Public Secretary (K) in good standing

  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of post-admission progressive relevant experience in busy law firm or public/commercial entity

  • At least three (3) years’ experience in administrative law, employment law and litigation
    thereof, preferably in the Kenya Public Sector, at the level of Legal Officer.

  • Certificate of good conduct

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Check for activities in the legislative environment that have an impact on the University’s operations.

  • Prepare and draft amendments to legislations affecting the University.

  • Prepare the University’s comments and feedback on proposed legislations.

  • Participate in public forums where legislations affecting the University are being discussed.

  • Develop the annual compliance work plan that reflects the university’s unique characteristics.

  • Regularly review the compliance plan in the context of the regulatory changes.

  • Prepare and present compliance reports to the Board and the management committee.

  • Liaise with the relevant regulators and government agencies on compliance issues affecting the University.

  • Coordinate internal compliance review and monitor the activities,

  • Participate in negotiations, drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts and ensuring they are duly executed.

  • Draft legal opinions and maintain data base.

  • Conduct legal research and analysis on various areas of law.

  • Conduct due diligence on conveyancing transactions and prepare /draft Leases in liaison with the University external lawyers.

  • Ensure the University’s transactions comply with corporate and industry laws and regulations.

  • Examine legal issues related to new products and services

  • Handle litigation and disputes involving the University.

  • Prosecute and defend
    legal cases on behalf of the University.

  • Monitor compliance with court procedures and requirements to enhance timely, efficient and
    effective conclusion of disputes, prosecutions and disputes.

  • Liaise with external lawyers on court cases involving the University.

  • Provide legal opinions on issues affecting the Universityy.

  • Attend to all legal matters of the University including advising, vetting and drafting of legal
    agreements and contracts.

  • Represent the University in courts (Superior and Subordinate Courts), tribunals, and before
    government agencies.

  • Conducting pre-trial briefings and site visits in order to be fully apprised of the matter and prepare the litigation strategy.

  • Communicate with colleagues, judicial officers, investigative agencies, licensing authorities and others in matters allocated to them.

  • Engage in amicable settlement of disputes and complaints and following up on their resolutions.

  • Oversee the work of support staff, under his/her docket to enable efficient delivery of services.

  • Provide guidance, advice, legal awareness and/or training and educational programs, to improve business understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements and contractual matters as may be required.

  • Prepare reports and maintain the records of the University with respect to the department to enable monitoring and reporting to the management.

  • Liaise with external lawyers on court cases and monitoring compliance with court procedures and requirements to enhance timely, efficient and effective conclusion of disputes, prosecutions and disputes.

    How to Apply

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