KK Security Legal Assistant, East Africa Jobs in Kenya

KK Security Legal Assistant, East Africa Jobs in Kenya

Job Summary

  • The Legal Assistant will work closely with the Legal Counsel and handle various matters including drafting and reviewing contracts, conducting legal research, assisting with litigation, and generally dealing with corporate and commercial matters across a variety of countries in East Africa, where KK Security and its subsidiaries have a presence, namely, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


  • Dealing with general corporate, commercial and all legal matters

  • Conducting legal research tasks

  • Monitoring and/or advising on changes to legislation and regulations that affect the organization’s statutory obligations
    Handling litigation and dispute resolution cases in Kenya and providing oversight and assistance for litigation and dispute resolution matters in the other East Africa countries

  • Maintaining the regional litigation tracker
    Drafting, reviewing and ensuring execution of bid support documents, namely, reviewing contracts and submitting deviations to the same as part of bid submissions

  • Conducting contract negotiations with respect to simple contracts, together with drafting and reviewing the same

  • Assisting with trade union matters, when necessary, especially with respect to collective bargaining agreement negotiations.

  • Attending court as and when necessary
    Drafting a wide range of legal documents including correspondence, pleadings, notices and affidavits

  • Preparation of court attendance forms, following up on witnesses, obtaining and evaluating necessary evidence, and defence strategy with respect to litigation matters, including dispute resolution.

  • Building and maintaining good rapport with internal clients and providing commercial legal support to departmental projects and job functions

  • Maintaining the corporate register and updating the constitutional make-up of the various companies, as necessary from time to time, working with regional company secretaries as applicable

  • Provide all such other administrative and other secretarial duties as directed by the Legal Counsel.

  • Demonstrating moral fortitude and ethical behavior always.

    Principal Outputs of this Role:

  • Providing sound counsel with respect to all legal matters, in order to provide effective risk management to the organization

  • Representing the organization, as required, with respect to legal proceedings

  • Maintaining a current knowledge of all material and applicable laws, advising the organization with respect to changes to the same

  • Interpreting laws
    and regulations for individuals and corporate organization, in order to advise on the same

  • Knowledge of court rules and procedures, administrative hearings, land and company’s registry procedures.


  • Refer to KK Security Authority Matrix.


  • The Legal Assistant, East Africa is accountable to the Legal Counsel for ensuring that legal operations are run in accordance with company policies and for other responsibilities stated in this job description.

  • These responsibilities will be monitored and managed through regular performance reviews and supported through the monitoring of KPIs as guided by KK Security HR Policies.


  • Excellent research, analysis and presentation skills

  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, project management

  • Excellent written &verbal communication skills

  • Good understanding of civil litigation, corporate law and commercial law

  • Competent, prompt, diligent and ability to work under pressure and deliver within set deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential information in a sensitive and tactful manner

  • Demonstrated willingness to engage in professional development activities in order to develop and improve new and current skills and to adapt to evolving needs of the organization

  • Excellent team working ability to ensure smooth operation in the legal department as a whole Qualifications & Experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ post admission experience working in a law firm;

  • A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;

  • Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;

  • Certificate of Admission to the Roll of Advocates of the High Court of Kenya;

  • Current Practicing Certificate;

  • Advanced computer skills in MS Office software especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • French language, international and inhouse experience would be added advantages.

    How to Apply

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