KCB Head of Legal Services Job Vacancy in Kenya 2013

Head of Legal Services

Reporting to the Company Secretary, the Head of Legal Services will be responsible for effective management of the  Bank’s  legal affairs, safeguarding the legal interests of the Bank by minimizing risk and rendering appropriate legal advice to management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide the Bank with high quality legal and related advice/analyses, tailored to the Bank’s needs enabling effective management of legal risks and ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide the bank with sound advice on all contracts executed between the bank and third parties including international contracts with suppliers, lenders and other third parties.
  • Provide the bank with advice on all new legislations and ability to lobby the relevant bodies for relevant legislations to support the Banks overall strategy.
  • Provide advice to the Bank as applicable on legal strategy and related matters.
  • Review and develop the company legal procedures and Policies and recommend areas of improvement
  • Manage external litigation and arbitration lawyers including preparation of all litigations for and against the Bank and where necessary Hold watching briefs where necessary and handle all litigation to which the Bank is a party in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Draft and/or vet contracts and agreements involving the Bank and other parties.
  • Efficient and cost- effective management of the Bank’s relationships with external providers of legal services on an ongoing basis.
  • Deputize for the Company Secretary on a need basis.
  • Provide the requisite support in ensuring the Bank complies with all the regulatory requirements by CBK, CMA and NSE
  • Support International Businesses on a need basis in management of their legal affairs.
Position Qualifications/Requirements
  • Law degree from a reputable university
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing license
  • CPS (K) Certified Public Secretary Kenya.
  • Commissioner for oaths and Notary Public will be an added advantage.
  • Master’s degree will be an added advantage
  • A Minimum of 8 years post- admission experience preferably in the legal services environment within Financial/Banking Sector out of which 5 must be in a senior position.
  • Good grasp of court and arbitration rules and procedures
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to prioritize work and deliver high quality output within tight deadlines
  • Must be resourceful, creative and has high follow-through ability.
  • Should have excellent organizational skills and analytical and computer skills
The above position is a demanding role which the bank will provide a competitive package for the successful candidate.
If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your  current position, remuneration level,  e-mail address and  telephone contacts quoting the job title/reference in the subject field to recruitment@kcb.co.ke.

To be considered your application must be received by 31st August 2013

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

To be considered your application must be received by Aug. 31, 2013.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Ref: CS 08/2013

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