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Assistant Legal Officer - Shelter Afrique

Date Posted: Jul 05, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Location:
    Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time/Permanent
  • Shift:
    First Shift (Day)
  • Positions:
  • Experience:
    3 Years
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Aug 31, 2024
  • Days Remaining:

Job Description

The Legal Services Department (LSD) provides legal services to the Company to protect the
Company’s interests in all its transactions with external parties, reduce legal and litigation risk, and
ultimately financial loss.

To primarily support business development and investor engagement through drafting,reviewing, and engrossing legal agreements e.g. facility agreements, addendums, security agreements, inter-lender agreements, fundraising agreements, memoranda of understanding,etc.

  • To attend and participate in working groups.
  • To oversee the compilation of conditions precedent and clearance of disbursement.
  • To facilitate engagement of external counsel through drafting and reviewing of instruction letters, engagement letters, non-disclosure agreements, etc.
  • To oversee contract management in the Company and compile a performance report every quarter.
  • To offer legal advisory to the Loans Committee, affiliate entities of the Company, and the various departments as may be deemed appropriate.
  • To assist in the preparation of weekly departmental plans, and meeting agendas, drafting periodic reports, and handling of department operations.
  • To participate in any internal committees, either ad-hoc or substantive as may be required.
  • To oversee and coordinate the release and/or discharge of securities advanced by the Company either to borrowers or employees and handling of other conveyance documents.
  • Case management of assigned files.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.
  • Actioning instructions from the Head, Legal Services Department
  • Creating templates for various legal agreements.
  • Overseeing and coordinating the loan documentation processes, including safe custody of loan
  • documentation such as security documents, insurance policies, and discharge of the security documents.
  • Drafting, reviewing, and engrossing service agreements with the various service providers.
  • Overseeing and coordinating engagement with the external panel of lawyers of the Company.
  • Overseeing and coordinating the disbursement process internally.
  • Management of Legal Risks and maintenance of the legal risk and compliance registers.
  • Maintaining of various departmental registers.
  • Drafting, amending, and overseeing execution and perfection of service contracts with the Company’s service providers.
  • Academic & Professional qualifications required to perform effectively in this role
  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) and postgraduate diploma in law.
  • Licensed to practice law as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Minimum of 3 years work experience.
  • Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages including excel, word, Oracle.
  • Must have good Customer service attitude
  • Must demonstrate ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and adapt to a fast-paced environment.
Applicants are invited to send a letter of motivation illustrating their suitability in relation to the
qualifications listed and their detailed curriculum vitae to the following address:
Applicants must indicate the position for which they have applied in the subject line of their email.
Only shortlisted candidates who meet the above requirements will be contacted.

To Apply:


  • Confidential.

Company Overview

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya

A partnership of 44 African Governments, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Africa Reinsurance Corporation (Africa-Re), Shelter Afrique builds strategic partnerships and offers a host of products and related services to support the efficient... Read More

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