Co-operative Bank Legal Manager Job opportunity in Kenya today

Are you looking for an employer who promotes individual excellence and mutual respect in a team-driven culture with a key focus on social empowerment?
The Co-operative Bank of Kenya, “the kingdom Bank” is the place for those looking to new horizons.

We are looking for dynamic, creative and self-oriented professionals to fill the position of:

Legal Manager

The successful person will report to the Head – Legal Services Department.

Job Description: The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal support to the Bank.

Main Duties:

  • The role holder will play a key advisory and guidance role within all levels of the Bank in legal matters
  • Representing the Bank in courts, tribunals’ arbitrations and other related forums.
  • Preparation, vetting and reviewing all contractual documents between third parties and the Bank.
  • Overseeing the perfection of Bank securities.
  • Protecting the interests of the Bank by perusing and approving all securities before and after registration
  • Perusing and interpreting legislation and other legal instruments.
  • Preparing standard legal documentation for use by the Bank and liaising with the Bank’s external lawyers
Job Specification (Expected Skills/Attributes):
  • The incumbent will be required to possess the following attributes:
  • Must be analytical with good management skills and ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Must be self- motivated with strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of the provisions of the Banking Act, Central Bank of Kenya & the Co-operatives Societies Act
  • Knowledge of developments in legal practice and statutory amendments that are likely to have an impact on the Bank’s operations
  • Must have a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized university and be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practising certificate.
  • Must be conversant with MS Office Suite
  • Diploma in AKIB will be an added advantage
  • Must have at least five years’ experience in a busy Law Firm or Financial Institution with hands on experience in Commercial Law and Litigation
  • Experience in a Banking/Financial institution will be an added advantage
Interested candidates meeting the above criteria should forward an application enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae accompanied by copies of certificates and indicating the current remuneration to the address shown below by 18th October 2013.

We are an equal opportunity employer

Only the short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please quote this reference on your application and on the envelope: Legal – Legal Manager/3/HRD/2013

The Director
Human Resources Division
Co-operative Bank of Kenya Ltd.
P.O. Box 48231-00100