9 Nov 2016

AMSCO Job Vacancy : Senior Legal Officer (Banking)

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Ensure that the legal risk that the Bank is exposed to is minimized to the extent possible and that the Bank procures quality yet cost effective legal services. Assist the Company Secretary in ensuring that the standards of corporate governance are adhered to.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Receive and act on requests by other departments to draft or review contracts and/or leases;
  • Provide legal guidance/advice to the Bank on various legal issues affecting staff members within various departments of the Bank-as relates to their various roles and functions;
  • Manage the lawyers contracted by the Bank, to ensure that they render efficient and effective services to the Bank; and
  • Assist the Company Secretary in preparation for Board and Shareholders Meetings.
  • Provide day to day oversight of the Legal Officer.
  • Ensure that the Bank has contracts in place clearly setting out the rights and obligations of both the Bank and the service providers; and
  • Ensure that all litigation matters are expeditiously handled
  • As a member of various Committees, ensure that appropriate legal advice is given to the Committee safeguard the Bank’s interests.


 Minimum Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience required for this Role

  • Degree in Law ;
  • Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Registered Member of the Law Society of Kenya duly authorized to render legal services to the Bank annually (that is, must be an “active” member of the Law Society of Kenya).
  • Registered Member (Company Secretary) of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya and duly authorized to render secretarial services to the Bank annually;
  • At least five year’s post admission experience as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya preferably in Banking, or in a busy commercial law firm.
  • At least one/two years’ company secretarial experience (whether as an in-house company secretary or as an external company secretary) would be desirable.

Functional & Behavioural Competencies required for this Role

  • Ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to mentor, coach and guide members of the team;
  • Good coordination and management skills to ensure cohesion and efficiency of the team members;
  • Good coordination skills to handle the various tasks assigned;
  • Flexibility and willingness to go beyond the call of duty to achieve the Department’s deliverables;
  • Keen attention to detail;
  • Good negotiation skills;
  • High standards of integrity;
  • Ability to keep secret any confidential information.

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