• Full Time
  • KENYA
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Takaful Insurance of Africa Ltd

Job Summary

Providing legal advisory services to the organisation based on Company set up Best Practices, Corporate Governance Principles, and ensuring compliance with industry regulations, statutory requirements and drawing and review of the company’s agreement contracts. The incumbent has overall responsibility for ensuring that TIA’s legal risks and compliance requirements are assessed and mitigated appropriately. While also working in close collaboration with legal firms that may be contracted to offer legal services to the organisation.

 

Key Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Serve as the primary legal advisor and secretary to the Board, CEO and management and advises the company on the management of all corporate and commercial legal matters, litigation risks posed by key decisions and providing preventive counsel as required;
  • Negotiate, draft vet and oversee the implementation of multi-party agreements, including financing documents and those relating to strategic alliances as well as lease agreements, loan agreements and other contracts, agreements and correspondence for the company;
  • Organise and manage the company’s Management Council’s activities, including the facilitation of Board and Management Committee meetings, providing corporate secretarial services, and advising on various issues such as corporate governance and fiduciary duties, ethics and compliance and strategic transactions;
  • Work with the senior management team to define strategic goals and organisational needs, provide legal counsel, and establish and influence appropriate ethical standards and legal considerations which must be considered when decisions are made and in developing the strategic plan;
  • Conduct research on laws, rules, regulations and legal precedents and stay current on any legal changes that are made that apply to the company;
  • Reviewing of the legislation and regulatory requirements and advising the organisation on any changes in the compliance requirements;
  • Select and manage outside counsel, communicate and respond to litigation and regulatory matters and cost-effectively manage the resources required to address those matters;
  • Maintain and update the record of all open and closed legal cases. Manage and follow up on all open criminal, civil, regulatory and other legal proceedings internally and with outside counsel to seek redress for the company;
  • Developing and implementing the Compliance Framework, Compliance Programme and Compliance checklists;
  • Developing, initiating, maintaining, and revising policies and procedures for the general operation of the legal and compliance department and its related activities to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and managing day-to-day operations to ensure the same;
  • Monitoring the adherence to the external and internal compliance requirements and reporting any compliance breaches;
  • Responding to alleged violations of rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. Developing and overseeing a system for uniform handling of such violations;
  • Identifying potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; developing/implementing corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues, and providing general guidance on how to avoid or deal with similar situations in the future;
  • Ensuring that the organisation complies with statutory requirements, laws, rules and regulations as set and revised from time to time by the relevant regulatory bodies such as the IRA, Registrar of Companies, RBA, KRA and other government bodies;
  • Providing technical and strategic leadership in the development, implementation and review of the organisation’s legal and policy framework
  • Advising on dispute prevention and resolution on all corporate legal issues;
  • Coordinating development, implementation and review of good corporate governance within the organization;
  • Any other assignments and responsibilities as may be required by the TIA Management

 

Education

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution. Law degree from a relevant university. Master’s Degree holder will be an added advantage;
  • Member of Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) or relevant professional body;
  • Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public.

Experience & Key Competencies

  • At least 5 years working experience, preferably in the insurance industry; At least 3 years’ should be in a legal and Company Secretary role dealing with the Board of Directors;
  • Knowledge of Insurance related issues will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to think strategically;
  • Strong planning and organization skills;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent research skills;
  • Technical analytical skills;
  • Statutory and Regulatory interpretation skills;
  • High moral standing with impeccable integrity;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills;
  • Enthusiastic, results oriented with excellent presentation skills;
  • Excellent team player.

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