Senior Manager – Legal And Company Secretary

Recruiter / Employer: Flexi Personnel Ltd
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Our client in the banking Industry is looking for a Chief Legal advisor for the Bank, who is responsible for advising on legal/regulatory and compliance risk management and Secretary to the Board.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Legal Support

  • Administer the legal affairs of the Bank, provide in-house legal research and advice, and manage relationships with external legal advisors.
  • Ensure correct perfection of Bank’s securities and efficient management of the litigation portfolio.
  • Responsible for negotiation and review of agreements/contracts on behalf of the Bank.
  • Coordinating all commercial legal related matters with the Bank’s external counsel.
  • Providing legal advice to management and board as well as identifying new or modified laws and regulations that may affect the Bank’s business and advising management.
  • Evaluating legal risks posed by new business activities, products etc. and advising management.
  • Assist in structuring of business transactions to minimize legal risks.
  • Develop and maintain efficient and effective relationships with external counsel, as well as review the performance of the panel of lawyers against the agreed upon SLA’s.
  • Scrutinize of all credit and security documents to certify the completeness and correctness.
  • Preparing and reviewing contracts and other legal documents (facility letters, chattels mortgages, SLAs, contracts).
  • Custodian of contracts, certificates, licenses and other legal documents.
  • Co-ordinate litigation for and against the company.
  • Ensuring Regulatory Compliance.
  • Keeping abreast of developments in Corporate Governance practices and advice the business accordingly.
  • Serve as central liaison for all engagements with Regulatory authorities.
  • Review of all Bank’s standard documents from time to time.
  • In charge of the bank’s Compliance as well as support the Risk and Compliance by ensuring that Bank’s procedures and laid down instructions are followed to minimize legal risks.
  • Prepare legal risk reports when so required.
  • Ensuring the regulator is updated promptly on changes in board membership and direct reports to the Managing Director.
  • Preparing the application for renewal of the different licenses and policies, annually, within the prescribed time frame.

Board Support

  • Coordinating board and management committee meetings, preparing Board papers, managing attendance of the meetings and ensure minutes are kept.
  • Preparing, distributing, and coordinating the follow-up of minutes and matters arising from board and other management committee meetings.
  • Convening and servicing annual general meetings (AGM) meetings (producing agendas, taking minutes; conveying decisions among other tasks).
  • Providing support to committees and working parties such as the Board of Directors, Board Committees, and other banks committee.
  • Handling correspondence before and after meetings.
  • Providing legal/financial advice during and outside of meetings.
  • Secure client financial information and maintain the Bank’s policy and procedure manuals.
  • Attended to and resolved shareholders’ and directors’ queries and issues.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

Education / Qualifications:

  • University degree – LLB from recognized university
  • Possession of Masters (LL.M, MBA is an added advantage)

Experience and Professional Qualifications:

  • Advocate of the High Court
  • CPS(K)
  • An experienced Advocate of the High Court with good exposure to wide complex commercial, conveyancing and debt recovery work pertaining to Banks/Microfinance Banks.
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a legal field within the banking industry, with 3 years in Senior Management.
  • Experience in general company secretarial duties in a corporate environment.
  • Exposure to general banking operations.
  • Experience in dealing with different stakeholders and diversified viewpoints, and ability to look at issues from multiple dimensions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Director of Criminal investigation (DCI)
  • Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board.
  • Member of ICPS (K)

To apply, send your CV to [email protected] by 26th July 2021.

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