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Principal Legal Officer at Kenya Power

Principal Legal Officer at Kenya Power

Principal Legal Officer at Kenya Power,

Principal Legal Officer at Kenya Power

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Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 4.8 million customers (as at June 29, 2016). The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution

Principal Legal Officer

Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1167

Reporting to the Manager, Board & Regulatory Affairs / Legal Services, the Principal Legal Officer, will be responsible for Legal, Regulatory and Company Secretarial Services and supporting the management on all related legal matters concerning the Company.

The key tasks & duties for the position include;

  • Defining the necessary level of knowledge on existing and emerging regulatory compliance requirements across the Company.
  • Developing the annual compliance work plan that reflects the Company’s unique characteristics.
  • Providing guidance, advice, and/or training and educational programs, to improve business’ understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinating efforts related to audits, reviews, and examinations.
  • Developing policies and programs that encourage managers and employees to report suspected fraud and other improprieties, without fear of retaliation.
  • Coordinating internal compliance review and monitoring activities, including periodic reviews of departments.
  • Preparing and drafting amendments to legislations affecting the Company.
  • Preparing the Company’s comments and feedback on proposed legislations.
  • Participate in public forums where legislations affecting the Company are being discussed.
  • Prepare compliance matrix and risk register for the Company.
  • Lobby the relevant stakeholders on legislative issues affecting the Company.
  • Regularly review the compliance plan in the context of the regulatory changes.
  • Ensuring adequate legal protection for Company property and other interest.
  • Liaising with external lawyers on court cases involving the Company.
  • Participation in resolution of commercial and contractual disputes.
  • Negotiation, drafting, reviewing, monitoring and evaluation of all contracts and agreements.
  • Undertake provision of legal advice to the Company.

Appointment Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized Institution.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya in good standing
  • Minimum of eight (8) years post admission experience in a busy law firm or public/commercial entity, five (5) of which should have been at a Supervisory level.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Power on to apply

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