Legal Officer at Penda Health

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Legal Officer

Job Overview:

The legal officer will be responsiblefor provision of sound Legal Management, Industrial Relations and shall contribute to the accomplishment of human resources practices and objectives that will provide an employee-oriented, high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, and standards in the Company.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Compliance Management: Oversee adherence to various laws, internal policies, and contractual obligations. Advise on legal matters, ensuring continual compliance. Collaborate with stakeholders, interpreting legal implications for business activities.
  • Governance: Draft and analyze legal agreements, negotiate favourable terms, and maintain a central contract database. Monitor contract risks and facilitate corrective action.
  • Contract Management: Guide the business in negotiating contracts, maintain a contract database, and oversee institutional knowledge for risk management.
  • Policy and Advocacy: Analyze emerging laws, advise on their impact, and strategically advocate for the company’s interests.
  • Legal Research and Advice: Conduct comprehensive research, offering timely and effective advice on potential business impacts. Research regulations and laws in diverse environments relevant to the business
  • Litigation Management: Draft pleadings, manage external counsel, and potentially represent the company in legal matters.
  • Business Process Development: Provide strategic advice on policy formulation, ensuring legal compliance and sustainability.
  • Risk and Crisis Management: Identify areas of legal concern, mitigate risks, and manage disputes or claims. Ensure compliance during crisis situations.
  • Legal Document Processing: Draft and review legal documents, including contracts, claims, and court filings.
  • People Management: Lead and motivate internal and external legal teams to deliver prompt legal services.
  • Administrative Work: Manage legal office responsibilities, including documentation, filing, and information sharing.

Other Duties: As assigned.
Job Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in law (minimum second class).
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya.
  • Minimum of 4 years post-admission experience. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate law and commitment to organizational objectives.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion.
  • Expertise in litigation, company, and commercial law.
  • Strong teamwork and research skills.

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