Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Principal Legal Officer


By on 11:34 am


Kenya Tea Development Agency (MS) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of KTDA Holdings Ltd and a key player in the tea industry providing management services to the smallholder tea sub-sector for efficient production, processing and marketing of quality teas.

To ensure continued success and growth, we are seeking a dynamic and highly talented individual to join our management team in the following exciting and challenging position:

Principal Legal Officer (Re-advertisement)

Broad Function: Reporting to the Manager, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, the successful candidate will be responsible for management of contract administration for KTDA Holdings, its subsidiaries and managed factory companies.

Primary Duties / Responsibilities

  1. Drawing of contracts, lease documents, loan agreements and other legal documents.
  2. Ensuring that contracts, leases and legal documents have been prepared in the proper   manner and that the relevant registers are updated.
  3. Maintaining records of contracts, leases, loan agreements and the covenants therein.
  4. Drafting and reviewing legal documents and contracts.
  5. Providing timely information on renewals or termination of agreements.
  6. Liaising with external lawyers on legal matters for and against the Group Companies.
  7. Taking minutes for KTDA Holdings’ subsidiaries and committee meetings.
  8. Facilitate conveyancing transactions involving purchase or sale of land by KTDA Group and Factory Companies;
  9. Participate in the co-ordination and preparation of legal opinions to the KTDA Group and Factory Companies;
  10. Assist in negotiation, review and drafting of documentation for business transactions;
  11. Participate in the co-ordination and preparation of legal opinions to the KTDA Group and Factory Companies
  12. Monitor and report on compliance risk
  13. Supervise Legal Assistants
  14. Performing any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications / Competencies / Experience
  1. Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from a recognized university;
  2. A Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law
  3. Registered advocate of the High Court of Kenya – Six (6) years standing;
  4. Certified Public Secretary (CPS (K)
  5. Current Practicing certificate
  6. Demonstrate good grasp of Commercial law, the Constitution of Kenya and other relevant national laws;
  7. Should have thorough knowledge of the tea industry and agricultural sector as well as knowledge of regulatory requirements affecting the sector;
  8. Exposure to IT packages
  9. High levels of integrity and confidentiality
  10. Excellent leadership skills and negotiation skills
  11. Strong analytical and organizational skills
  12. Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills
  13. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

How To Apply:
Apply Online here www.ktdateas.com/recruit on or before 4th Nov 2016

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

KTDA Management Services Ltd is an equal opportunity employers