Legal Manager at Kenfreight East Africa Limited



Kenfreight East Africa Limited started out in the 1970s in Mombasa, Kenya, as the inland logistics agent for MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), a core business which we still perform and have grown with supermarkets, large manufacturers and commodity traders as our core clientele. Recently we have grown to be one of the biggest project forwarders in East Africa. With our own fleet of modular trailers, extendable trailers, lowloaders, heavy duty tractor units, jacking and skidding equipment etc. we combine forwarding expertise with the high-tech equipment and trained staff needed to execute complicated large-scale projects. We have our own offices in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and South Sudan.

Job Purpose:

Provide support and guidance to the companies within the group on legal matters to ensure that their operations/activities conform to statutory and legal requirements.

Key Responsibilities

Legal Risk

  1. Providing legal guidance on contractual obligations during contract negotiation and implementation.
  2. Managing contracts including drafting and reviewing.
  3. Minimize legal risks – Identify potential legal risks & take steps to protect the company from legal liabilities.
  4. Monitoring and ensuring regulatory and contractual compliance by the company.
  5. Providing advice on other legal aspects that affect the business, including regulatory matters, litigation, industrial and employee relations, service level agreements with supplies etc.
  6. Provide updates on any Bills, Acts of Parliament or case law that will affect the organization’s operations in any way (directly or indirectly).

Policy development

  1. Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies, procedures and other documents and ensure that they are compliant with all statutory or legal requirements.
  2. Conducting legal training/awareness periodically within the company on relevant legal topics.

Litigation Management

  1. Manage litigious cases to ensure that all matters are handled efficiently and cost effectively.
  2. Ensure that all contracts that the company is entering into are negotiated within time and all the concluded contracts are entered into the company contract register.
  3. To receive and process summons filed against the company.
  4. Liaising with companies within the group as appropriate on all legal matters.
  5. Give instructions and liaise with external lawyers and witnesses on matters filed in court and documents in support of the claims.
  6. Ensure that judgments/costs are settled on time to ensure the interests of the company are protected.

Claims Management

  1. Legal oversight on all claims management matters including processes, systems, investigations, negotiations and court matters.
  2. Keep management apprised of all pertinent claims.
  3. Continuous and critical analysis of all claims information and make recommendations on admissibility or otherwise.
  4. Providing input to underwriters on review of potential or existing risks. Giving feedback on claims trends and their potential impact on the book.
  5. Prepare and review the relevant claim guidelines and template documents to conform with the policy and best practice.
  6. Maintain a proper update of the system data and documentation of the claims and incidents.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized university
  2. Call to Bar (Dip KSL) have a current practicing certificate

Experience:

  1. Must have five (5) years of working experience as an in-house counsel in respected top-tier corporate practice or in-house legal department.
  2. Knowledge and experience in clearing and forwarding is an added advantage.

Personal Attributes

  1. Proactive, open, and outward looking attitude
  2. Must be professional and a person of high integrity.
  3. Good analytical skill and ability to work with line managers and others as a team


Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Closing Date : 20 October. 2021



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