Safaricom Limited Property Management Senior In-House Counsel - Job in Kenya

 Safaricom Limited is the leading mobile telecommunications company in Kenya.

We are at the forefront of the industry and always seek to attract and retain talented, creative and innovative team players who are excited by the opportunity of pushing the frontiers of this evolving technology, growing our services, exciting our customers and contributing to our community.

At Safaricom, we take pride in our talent and develop them to realize their maximum potential!

Senior In-House Counsel – Property Management

Ref: CA_SIHC_FEB_2013

Reporting to Legal Counsel- Property, the successful candidate will provide skilled and professional legal services with an emphasis on review, drafting and research of legal or quasi legal documentation including the drafting, review and completion of contracts and service level agreements for the provision of goods and services touching on the property /conveyancing activities of the company.

Key responsibilities include;

    To implement the established processes and service level agreements for site acquisition & lease completion;
    To undertake the verification, negotiation and completion of document perfection for all properties and to ensure quality control in the drafting/preparation of legal documents required for all properties;
    To maintain and regularly update the relevant databases;
    To undertake cost control of legal fees to external counsel for lease completion to ensure that the same are within agreed rates;
    To flag and notify the company on statutory requirements, changes in relevant laws, NEMA statutory regulations including NEMA as prescribed by law and to advise on how compliance can be best achieved;
    To organize periodical training on legislative changes in relevant laws for site agents and implementation staffers;
    To liaise with internal customers to advice on the renewal, variation and or surrender of leases and or tenancy agreements for the company’s properties;
    To undertake on behalf of the company contract preparation and review of all contracts (including Service Level Agreements) relating to the provision of goods and services touching on property management and related services
    To ensure quality control in the drafting/preparation of all legal documents and advice;
    To undertake detailed, well researched and timely legal opinions on property matters and ancillary services that require legal/ statutory interpretations;
    To proactively and diligently manage any litigation arising from the property and ancillary services section and to keep the General Counsel appraised of any developments as soon as they occur;

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and competencies:

    Degree in Law from a reputable commonwealth university (2nd class and above) and completion of Diploma of the Kenya School of Law;
    Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at least 3 years standing;
    At least 2 years’ experience in conveyancing and real estate in a busy work environment. Excellent knowledge of new land laws and succession laws, commercial law, good knowledge of Criminal and Civil Procedure Codes, telecommunications and related legal and regulatory environment;
    Other post graduate diplomas or certificate courses in legal matters such as arbitration/mediation , IP, negotiation skills;
    Track record having used an Oracle system will be an added advantage
    1 year of people and process management;

If you meet the requirements and are hardworking, self-driven, proactive, work well under pressure and are up to the challenge, please send your resume and application letter quoting the job reference number to the address below.

All applications must be delivered on or before Tuesday the 12th February 2013.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd

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