Legal Services Manager

Legal Services Manager
Company:

Kenya Pipeline Company Ltd


Legal Services Manager

Details of the offer

i. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized reputable Universityii. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

iii. Minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience five (5) of which must have been at

Senior Management level.

iv. Certified Public Secretary (K)

v. Member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK)

vi. Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (ICPSK) in good standing

vii. Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks

viii. Meet requirements of Chapter 6 of the constitution of Kenya.

c) Skills and competencies

i. Comprehensive understanding of commercial law, litigation and conveyance.

ii. Strong communication skills and ability to develop proposals, concept papers, position

papers as well as write reports and prepare relevant publications

iii. Proficiency in computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data

base, presentation, email, internet etc.

iv. Well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

v. Flexibility and responsiveness in determining and handling Company Secretariat and

Legal Services Division issues

vi. Sound analytical skills and the ability to identify with precision the critical factors of a

problem in an impartial and objective way

vii. Ability to maintain professional status and keep abreast of evolving trends in the

Petroleum subsector

viii. Ability to deliver KPC’s articulated vision for change and support staff to embrace

change

ix. Ability to empower staff through couching and counselling

x. Strong leadership skills including effective interpersonal, communication, influencing

and negotiations skills

xi. Demonstrated competence in work performance

Responsibilities

i. Assist the GM on legal matters affecting the Company.ii. Provide company secretarial services to the Company

iii. Monitor all aspects of the Board Secretariat and Legal services Division with the aim

of developing a robust and facilitative legal and regulatory framework for enhancing

organizational effectiveness.

iv. Provide advice on good corporate governance practices.

v. Manage legal risks while taking advantage of opportunities.

vi. Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the business affairs of

the company by disseminating the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant

Managers for implementation.

vii. Provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development,

implementation and evaluation of professional legal services including overseeing,

scheduling and coordinating the provision of corporate services as necessary.

viii. Formulate, monitor and evaluate the implementation of work-plans related to the

formulation of an enabling framework for litigation, compliance, contracts and

convincing matters.

ix. Provide legal advice and assistance on all relevant aspects of government regulation

and applicable law.

x. Prepare Legal opinions and legal interpretations on various matters as required

including interpretation of court and arbitral rulings affecting the Company.

xi. Spearhead the formulation of a sound contract management process from tendering

to contract preparation, negotiation and execution.

xii. Oversee the smooth implementation of all convincing matters to ensure perfection of

documentation and securities.

xiii. Monitor developments in relevant law, conduct legal research and participate in

outreach programs to strengthen corporate governance and improve the quality of

service delivery

xiv. Draft legal documents as required

xv. Oversee performance management in the Legal Services department and participate

in organizational performance reviews, business process improvements aimed at

improving organizational effectiveness.

xvi. Participate in the recruitment and selection of staff in order to ensure that the

candidates selected have the required job competencies and are provided with

orientation and induction programme necessary for effective job performance.

xvii. Review incidents of violations against organizational policy and regulations; handle

disputes and take appropriate action in line with approved policies, procedures and

regulations.

xviii. Assess staff performance, identify training needs, as well as design and implement

training programmes to equip staff with appropriate job competencies in order to

improve service delivery.

xix. Prepare concept papers, board papers, periodic progress reports and annual reports

as necessary.

xx. Participate in the formulation and development of the Company’s Strategic Plan, plan

and monitor set division targets and takes any necessary remedial actions.

xxi. Monitor all aspects of the Board Secretariat and Legal services Division with the aim

of developing a robust and facilitative legal and regulatory framework for enhancing

organizational effectiveness.

xxii. Provide advice on good corporate governance practices.

xxiii. Manage legal risks while taking advantage of opportunities.

xxiv. Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the business affairs of

the company by disseminating the decisions of the Board of Directors to relevant

Managers for implementation.

xxv. Initiate and participate in organizational performance reviews and business process

improvements aimed at improving organizational effectiveness.

xxvi. Provide technical leadership to a team to develop, implement and evaluate strategic

management plans and budgets aimed at improving performance standards and

organizational effectiveness.

xxvii. Develop and implement strategies for creating a high performing organizational culture

based on transparency, integrity, accountability, performance measurement and

results to ensure that activities are undertaken on sound management principles and

practices.

Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 10 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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