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16 Sep 2014

Legal Officer Job Vacancy

FEP Holdings Limited is one of the fastest growing group of companies in Kenya with investments in Financial Services, Hotels, Schools, Real Estate and Media among others.

Fountain Micro-Finance Bank, an associate of FEP Holdings Limited is seeking to recruit suitable candidates for the following position:

Legal Officer

Job Summary:
Provide strategic legal advice to The Board and Management so as to enhance good corporate governance and compliance with set laws and regulation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carry out research and prepare legal opinions on matters such as business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Ensure compliance and adherence to statutory requirements and corporate policies and procedure.
  • Organize and prepare minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings.
  • Manage the company’s litigation cases in liaison with external lawyers and offer legal advice and recommendations on a wide range of business areas.
  • Monitor changes in legislation and regulatory environment, undertake legal research and recommend appropriate action to ensure compliance.
  • Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
  • The custodian of all business contracts, leases and other legal instruments.
  • To undertake general conveyance including purchases, sales, charges, leases, tenancy agreements, surrenders, draw, peruse and interpret legal documents on behalf of the company.
  • Advise management in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized institution.
  • An advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current advocate’s practising certificate.
  • At least 3 years’ experience, two (2) of which should have been as legal officer in a commercial environment.
  • The position requires a candidate with strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands.

How to Apply
Interested candidates who meet the above required qualifications and experience should email their application letters, detailed CV listing three professional references and your 24 hours telephone contact to: recruitment@fep-group.com on or before Friday, September 19, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

FEP Holdings Limited is an equal opportunity employer, any lobbying or canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

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