Senior Legal Officer

Senior Legal Officer

Insurance Regulatory Authority Of Kenya (Ira)

Senior Legal Officer

Details of the offer

Responsible to the Corporation Secretary/Chief Manager Legal Affairs for effective review and interpretation of the Insurance Act and other Statutes. Drafting of leases, contracts, agreements and other legal documents. Ensuring effective litigation management and alternative dispute resolution. Giving necessary support to the insurance appeals tribunal. Monitoring implementation of the compliance strategy. Providing administrative services for board secretarial duties.
Education and knowledge
Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university

Certified Public Secretary and a Member of the ICPSK in good standing.

Post graduate Diploma in Legal Education from Kenya School of Law.

Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and a Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing.


Minimum Seven (7) years’ experience in providing legal services as well as demonstrated
experience in drafting, litigation management and law enforcement.


Legal Affairs
To assist the Corporation Secretary with the formulation, development and implementation of corporate legal policies and procedures.

To assist the Corporation Secretary in providing administrative services to the Board.
To assist the Corporation Secretary with the provision of legal advice and interpretation to the Authority on matters that relate to the Insurance Act and other related laws.

To attend to litigation matters and brief the Corporation Secretary as appropriate on court case proceedings and possible courses of action to take.

To liaise with the Attorney General’s Chambers and as appropriate on Representation of court cases.

To draft proposed amendments to the Insurance Act, presentation of
any document or instrument that requires approval by the Attorney General or any Government Office/Department
To provide legal advice to other Sections/Divisions on various matters of law.
To liaise with the Consumer Protection Section in complaint resolution activities as may be necessary.

To assist the Corporation Secretary with the formulation, implementation and monitoring of the divisional budget, work plans and procurement plans.

To offer legal support to the supervision team in the course of inspections, approvals and enforcement pursuant to the Insurance Act, Regulations and Guidelines.

To prepare in consultation with Corporation Secretary, legal drafts and negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments between the Authority and other parties and participate in settlement and arbitration of Disputes.

To ensure compliance by the Authority with the Insurance Act and other relevant laws.

To carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time
Job Requirements
Required education
: Bachelor's degree

Required relevant work experience
: 7 years

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