Kenya Power Pension Fund Senior Legal & Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kenya Power Pension Fund Senior Legal & Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

Purpose of the job

The Senior Legal and Compliance Officer will be responsible for providing Board secretarial service to the Board of Trustees and legal advisory services to the Fund.

Providing technical and strategic leadership in the development and implementation of a robust legal and risk management framework aimed at ensuring security of pension funds, protection of the rights of members and beneficiaries, stakeholders and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide legal input in the formulation of KPPF’s corporate strategy, including investment
    policies.
  • Oversee the articulation of the legal and board secretarial strategy, including a board
    engagement plan in line with the Fund’s overall strategy.
  • Establish and ensure implementation of an effective legal and compliance framework/
    procedure for the Fund.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of a compliance plan to ensure all aspects of
    the Fund’s operations are in line with relevant regulations.
  • Keep abreast of local and global best practices with respect to compliance and risk
    management for the Fund’s operations and make recommendations.
  • Provide board/secretarial services to the Board of Trustees and advice on good corporate
    governance practices to enhance organisational effectiveness.
  • Coordinate the arrangement of Board meetings and attend to all matters relating to
    the operation and function of the Board.
  • Record and circulate minutes of the meetings of the Board, its Committees, AGM and
    Management in the course of these proceedings.
  • Represent the Fund on litigation matters involving the Fund.
  • Prepare legal opinions, advice and reports on technical legal matters to the Board
    and Departmental Managers including reviewing legal documentation, management
    of legal due diligence and liaising with external counsel as required.
  • Responsible for legal & regulatory compliance management including monitoring
    and reporting on changes to applicable statutes and regulations.
  • Responsible for contract management; drafting standard contracts and specialized
    contracts, review and negotiate contracts and ensuring such documents and third
    party contracts are properly and promptly executed.
  • Maintain proper coordination between the legal function and other user departments
    with respect to contracting with suppliers, vendors and third parties.
  • Develop a Risk Management Framework and continuously assess and evaluate risks
    and identify mitigation mechanisms.
  • Oversee the audits of policy and compliance to standards in the Fund’s operations
    including liaison with internal and external auditors.

    Candidate Profile

    The job holder should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognised University.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • Relevant Professional
    qualification e.g. CPS (K)
  • Six (6) years’ post admission experience in providing a corporate legal office of a
    medium or large size organisation with at least three (3) years at management level.
  • A Master’s Degree in related discipline and board secretarial services experience
    will be an added advantage.
  • Risk management and compliance experience with knowledge of current best
    practices and trends.

    In addition, candidates should demonstrate the following personal traits and
    competencies:

  • Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork; develop and motivate staff, resolve
    conflicts as well as ability to provide direction, guidance, momentum and vision in
    order to achieve the Fund’s objectives.
  • High-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build consensus,
    alliances and collaborative relationships with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Ability to be forward thinking and use technology and other modern tools to drive
    decision making and implementation
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative
    relationships with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
  • Creativity and innovation skills.
  • Critical and analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural skills, including ability to build collaborative relationships
    with sensitivity to diversity/inclusion.
  • Quality focus and attention to detail.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Personal motivation and drive exhibited through commitment to hard work, continuous
    improvement and achievement of goals.

    How to Apply
  • Interested candidates are advised to visit our website for more detailed job descriptions for the roles at www.kppf.co.ke/careers/.
  • Applications should be submitted through e mail to: recruitment@kppf.co.ke to be received not later than Tuesday 13th August, 2019.
  • In addition, please attach a Curriculum Vitae that contains details of your qualifications, experience and positions held relevant to the roles.
  • Also attach copies of certificates and other relevant testimonials and clearly indicate current
    and expected gross pay.
  • Include your telephone numbers, email address, names and addresses of three (3) professional referees.
  • Successful applicants will be required to undergo integrity and security background vetting.
  • Canvassing will lead to disqualification.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Power Pension Fund Senior Legal & Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

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