Principal Officer, Legal

Job Purpose

This position is responsible for Legal Advisory, Litigation & Conveyancing Management and ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. The position provides high quality legal advisory to enable effective management of the Banks investments, legal risks; advising on matters regarding Banking, Corporate and Commercial law, Investments and real estate; including the interpretation, impact and effect of the relevant laws that govern these areas of business.

Duties and Responsibilities;

  1. Vet and manage legal issues arising and provide legal opinions on the legal issues, risk and regulatory compliance.
  2. Ensuring that best practices and developments in legislation, regulations and guidelines are complied with and that all activities comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations
  3. Correct execution of facility letters, guarantees, contracts, agreements, charges, debentures, chattels mortgages, discharges and all security documents and legal documents related in the Banks business.
  4. Provide legal support in research on developments in law and maintenance of a legal Library for reference.
  5. Drafting and reviewing Contracts, Agreements on new products, security documents and other relevant documents issue
  6. Liaising with the Bank’s legal service providers and ensuring external legal activities and engagements are coordinated effectively.
  7. Issue of statutory notices for purposes of debt recovery on defaulted facilities.
  8. Ensure proper and accurate lodgment and release of security documents received, in manual registers within stipulated time frame and maintenance of proper records
  9. Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience for Appointment

  1. A minimum of Eight (8) years and at least four (4) experience in supervisory role in the Public or Private Sector;
  2. Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  3. Masters Degree in any Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
  4. Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  5. Management courses or programs from recognized institutions;
  6. Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  7. Hold a valid practicing certificate;
  8. Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
  9. Proficiency in computer applications;
  10. Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
  11. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

To Apply

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should email their application letter, enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates (in zipped format), detailed CV indicating work experience, contacts and addresses of relevant referees on or before close of business 14th October 2022.

Use the email Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

DBK is an equal opportunity employer.