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Senior Legal Officer at Kenya Power

Senior Legal Officer at Kenya Power

Senior Legal Officer at Kenya Power,

Senior 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

Senior Legal Officer 

Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1169

Reporting to the Principal Legal Officer, in Legal, Regulatory Affairs & Company Secretary Division, the Senior 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;

  • Checking for activities in the legislative environment that have an impact on the Company’s operations.
  • 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.
  • Develop the annual compliance work plan that reflects the Company’s unique characteristics.
  • Regularly review the compliance plan in the context of the regulatory changes.
  • Prepare and present compliance reports to the Board and the management committee.
  • Liaising with external lawyers on court cases involving the Company.
  • Provide legal opinions on issues affecting the Company.
  • Oversee the work of support staff, such as legal assistants, legal clerks and Legal Secretaries to enable efficient delivery of services.
  • Prepare reports and maintain the records of the Company with respect to the department to enable monitoring and reporting to the management.

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, three (3) of which should have been at a supervisory level.
  • Proficiency in computer applications

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Power on e-stima.kplc.co.ke to apply

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