Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Legal Officer - Dispute Resolution Jobs in Kenya

Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Legal Officer - Dispute Resolution Jobs in Kenya

Broad Function:

  • To provide legal services in an efficient and effective timely manner that enhances
    compliance with legal and statutory requirements.

    Duties / Responsibilities

  • In consultation with all affected parties, proactively resolving disputes (including employing Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures) to ensure that they do not lead to litigation.

  • Regularly reviewing and monitoring court matters with a view to concluding matters in a timely and cost effective manner.

  • Formulating and implementing strategies to ensure recovery of the debt including negotiation, out-of-court processes, litigation etc. in liaison with the affected departments/stations.

  • Responding to demand letters issued by customers and external parties;

  • Monitoring accrued liabilities e.g. decretal amounts, court fees and advocates’ fee notes to ensure that they are paid as and when they fall due;

  • Ensuring compliance with court orders and decrees to avoid having officers of the company cited for contempt;

  • Maintaining a comprehensive database of all legal matters with up to date progress.

  • Ensuring quarterly data/trend analysis of matters affecting the section to assist the Company in decision making.

  • Liaising with other departments in managing legal cases.

  • Liaising with regulatory and oversight organs and ensuring feedback is given within the statutory/stipulated timelines.

  • Sensitize the regions and other functions.

  • Monitoring legal fees to ensure they are charged in accordance
    with the relevant legislative enactments and that it is within budget.

  • Attending court and relevant registries as and when required to.

  • Attending meetings within and outside the company premises on behalf of the company.

    Education, Professional Qualifications and Work Experience

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

  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current Practicing Certificate;

  • A registered member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing;

  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ post-admission experience in a busy legal department /environment /court litigation.

    Required Skills and Competencies

  • Strong management, negotiation and report writing skills;

  • Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company Legal Officer - Dispute Resolution Jobs in Kenya

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