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Legal Advisor (OMAO) at Old Mutual Kenya

Who we are We are an integrated financial services provider with a footprint across 6 countries. The UAP Old Mutual Group comprises of UAP Holdings, Old Mutual Kenya and Faulu Microfinance Bank with over 4,000 employees, 12 properties and a fund under management of $ 1.41 billion. Our History The UAP Old Mutual Group now comprises of three key players as a result of the acquisition of a controlling stake in Faulu in 2014 and UAP in 2015 by Old Mutual. The acquisitions resulted in Old Mutual Kenya,UAP Holdings andFaulu Microfinance Bank forming one of the largest financial services groups with a growing footprint in East and Central Africa. The Group currently has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our Businesses We offer both retail and corporate customers a comprehensive range of financial services which include Investment, Insurance, Banking, Property and Savings as well as a wider and more accessible distribution network.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Regional Legal Counsel, the Legal & Governance Advisor provides corporate governance and in-house legal advisory services to the Group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provision of corporate governance services including management of board matters
  • Provision of in-house legal advisory services
  • Provision of oversight and supervision over contracted external law firms
  • Review and monitor group internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with statutory/legal requirements
  • Carrying out legal research and preparation of legal opinions and reports
  • Providing legal advice to various departments/business lines within the company
  • Participating in negotiations on commercial and business-related matters
  • Registration, protection/enforcement and monitoring use of intellectual property
  • Providing legal support for HR/employment matters
  • Providing legal advisory on corporate structuring transactions
  • Advising, Tracking and reporting on corporate and debt financing transactions
  • Support for the implementation of stakeholder engagement plans across the Group in line with the Stakeholder Relations Policy

Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law and An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
  • 5 years post Admission
  • 7 years in experience in commercial law practice

Skills and Competencies

  • Technical knowledge
  • Accountability
  • Business awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Time management.
  • Teamwork.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Adaptability.
  • Critical thinking

Applicants must possess or be in the process of applying for a POLICE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE as at the time of making an application

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