Agriculture, Arbitration, Capital markets, Company commercial, Competition and antitrust, Consumer products, Corporate Finance and M&A, Environmental, Financial Services, Government and public sector, Intellectual Property, Insurance/Reinsurance, Litigation and dispute resolution, Logistics and transportation, Manufacturing and industrial, Regulatory, Shipping and maritime, Technology, media and telecoms, Travel and tourism
Provide advisory to Management and Board on legal issues.
Ensure that the Agency’s legal obligations are met in accordance with its mandate.
Minimum Academic, Professional Qualifications and Experience
Master’s degree in a relevant field from a reputable institution;
Bachelor’s degree in Law or equivalent degree from a reputable institution;
Post graduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or such similar qualification from a reputable institution;
An advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a member of the Law Society of Kenya;
Attended a senior management course lasting not less than two (2) weeks;
Certificate in Computer applications;
Working experience of not less than eight years (8), three (3) of which must have been at Principal Legal Officer level in the Agency or in a comparable position in the Public service or in other reputable organization;
Meets the provision of chapter six of the Constitution.
Deputize the Corporation Secretary and Legal Affairs Manager in managing the department and supervise other staff in the department;
Drafting, review and provision of legal advice on relevant matters and related documentations as required;
Review ongoing legal cases and advice management accordingly;
Liaise with relevant departments to identify legal risks and ensure thatm appropriate action has been taken to address the risks;
Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management;
Handle all commercial claims against the Agency and protect the interest of the Agency;
Monitor progress of ongoing litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers;
Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly;
Prepare the annual Board Calendar and disseminate to Management staff;
Follow up with Management to ensure all Board papers are ready and disseminated on time;
Collate and analyze data related to the Board and Board activities;
Liaise with relevant authority for evaluation of the Board;
Ensure compliance with Mwongozo Guidelines on Board affairs;
Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which areconsistent with the level of responsibility of this job role.
Method of Application
Qualified and interested candidates are requested to submit their applications, curriculum vitae that contains details of qualifications, experience, copies of all certificates & relevant testimonials, email and telephone contacts including names, telephone and email contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the candidates’ previous work experience.
In addition, interested candidates must specifically obtain and submit with their application, copies of the following documents;
Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal investigations (CID)
Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
Clearance form from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
Clearance certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
Please note that applications without ALL the Chapter 6 requirements SHALL NOT be considered.
Applications should be addressed as detailed below and be sent by post, hand delivery or email so as to be received not later than March 23, 2020.
The Chief Executive Officer Kenya Trade Network Agency 1st Floor, Embankment Plaza Longonot Rd - Upperhill P.O. Box 36943-00200 NAIROBI