Legal Support Specialist for East Africa Jobs in Kenya

Legal Support Specialist for East Africa Jobs in Kenya


  • Citibank N.A. Kenya has been operating in Kenya since 1974 and has two branches in Nairobi and Mombasa, serving Corporate and Institutional clients. Citibank Kenya is the regional hub for the Citi East Africa cluster, which covers Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. It’s the only solely corporate bank in Kenya.

  • Businesses Citi Kenya is structured around business segments, product groups, operations and technology and staff units. The business segment that caters to our diverse customer base is our Institutional Clients Group, which includes the global relationship banking services we provide for top-tier local corporate clients.

    Principal Accountabilities

  • Assist to provide a legal/company secretarial budget in line with country timelines;

  • Serve as lead liaison with regulators and other internal/external auditors with respect to deliverables from the legal department;

  • Assist to file and manage expenses against budget and in line with Citi Expense Management policy requirements;

  • Monitor and report deviations/variances in the unit’s budget;

  • Co-ordinate onboarding processes for law firms and relevant vendors of the department as required from time to time;

  • Prepare and submit monthly accruals in line with timelines;Process bills and expenses promptly;

  • maintain accurate record of same;Provide business support to aid existing and pipeline business initiatives;

  • Maintain register of external legal opinions;Provide valuable inputs to promote business and operational efficiency;

  • Assist to compile the list of external counsel for approval, as part of the annual review process of approved external counsel.

    Responsibilities:

  • Performs varied work that involves moderate initiative and responsibility, to assist in-house and outside counsels with complex and variable matters.

  • Responsible for assisting lawyers and legal professionals in executing
    legal transactions.

  • Prepares basic documents or contracts for review and evaluation by others.

  • Handles routine litigation matters with limited settlement authority.

  • Engages in communication with business clients.

  • Performs legislative/regulatory tracking.

  • Performs other legal-related tasks, such as updating matter management database with case specific information and providing documents requested by other legal staff.

  • Performs routine legal research and compiles data from such references as digests, encyclopedias, practice manuals or other sources, including on-line resources.

  • Performs administrative tasks such as scheduling, calendar management and organizing data and meetings.

  • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made, demonstrating particular consideration for the firm’s reputation and safeguarding Citigroup, its clients and assets, by driving compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations, adhering to Policy, applying sound ethical judgment regarding personal behavior, conduct and business practices, and escalating, managing and reporting control issues with transparency.

    Qualifications:

  • 0-2 years relevant experience.

  • Paralegal Certificate from an accredited institution.

  • Technical skills (e.g., e-mail systems, Word, Excel, Access, Internet: Lexis/Westlaw).

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to review and organize numerous related documents.

    Education:

  • University degree/ Paralegal Certificate.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Legal Support Specialist for East Africa Jobs in Kenya


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