KETRACO Legal Officers - Litigation Jobs in Kenya

KETRACO Legal Officers - Litigation Jobs in Kenya

Job purpose

This Job is responsible for ensuring efficient management of the litigation portfolio by facilitating the effective and expeditious prosecution and/or defence of disputes involving
the Company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Providing research material necessary for institution of suits in courts/tribunals;

  • Undertaking the discovery of evidence for use in cases where the Company is a party;

  • Drafting pleadings and other relevant documents for filing in courts/tribunals;

  • Aiding communication with the Office of Attorney General and Department of Justice as may be required in litigation management;

  • Conducting witness preparations for trials/hearings and arranging attendances of witnesses;

  • Implementing Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms;

  • Initiating settlement proceedings where appropriate in matters pending in courts/tribunals;

  • Conducting hearings in matters before courts/tribunals;

  • Preparing necessary communication to the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice on arbitral proceedings commenced against the Company;

  • Participating in all preliminary processes regarding arbitral proceedings, collating relevant documentation, drafting pleadings, filling the same before the arbitral tribunals, ensuring attendance of witnesses to the hearings and carrying out all other required processes till conclusion of the arbitral proceedings;

  • Participating in handover of project sites and material and ensuring preservation of the evidence for use in any arbitral process thereafter;

  • Carrying out research and drafting detailed legal opinions on matters on a need basis;

  • Collaborating with other process
    owners for operational effectiveness;

  • Updating and monitoring the litigation register;

  • Updating the litigation diary;

  • Updating the repository of Rulings/Judgments;

  • Providing support in preparation, continuous review and implementation of internal policy documents;

  • Proposing possible improvements to internal processes and workflows;

  • Implementing Presidential Directives, Circulars and Executive Orders;

  • Representing the Directorate in committee meetings;

  • Advising on all legal, regulatory and policy matters affecting the Company’s operations;

  • Handling ad-hoc legal issues which may arise from time to time.

    Qualifications & Skills required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution

  • Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and have a valid practicing certificate.

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;

  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant work experience

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; KETRACO Legal Officers - Litigation Jobs in Kenya

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