Litigation Associate Job at Bridge International Academies

On Friday, March 29th, 2013
Bridge International Academies is transforming education by attacking one of the emerging world’s biggest problems: inadequate access to and quality of education for the children of families living on less than $2/day. As of January 2013, Bridge is operating more than 130 academies in Kenya with 50,000 pupils. Bridge is one of the fastest growing education companies in the world with plans to open 100 new academies in Kenya alone in 2013; and aggressive global expansion planned for 2013 and beyond.
Bridge utilizes a research-proven, scripted-learning education methodology coupled with big data (all teachers have tablets for instruction, assessment, and data-gathering) to profitably deliver high quality education at less than $6 per child per month.
Bridge is a for-profit company that deeply believes that financially sustainable solutions are the long-term answer to development in emerging countries. The Company is backed by top-tier, global venture capital firms including New Enterprise Associates (the largest VC firm in the world), Omidyar Network, Khosla Ventures, and Learn Capital.

Bridge International Academies offers a tremendous opportunity to grow with one of the world’s most exciting, ambitious, and socially conscious companies, with leadership roles available across a number of competencies and geographies. We look forward to getting to know you!
 
Role:
  • Assisting the Senior Legal Counsel in performance of his/her duties
  • Follow up on arrests and compliance notices or demands issued against company for requirements under various acts, including but not limited to, the Physical Planning Act, Public Health Act, Education Act, and local ordinances and by laws
  • Understand the laws, rights and regulatory compliance requirements so as to protect Bridge from inappropriate government or private actions
  • Manage company’s private investigation proceedings on various legal issues
  • Support criminal investigation proceedings and maintain active liaison with local police, security agencies and prosecutors to ensure the proper and expeditious conclusion of investigations, dismissal of frivolous claims, the laying of charges and the prosecution of criminal matters, and where applicable, the return of company property
  • Handle all aspects criminal, civil, regulatory and other litigation proceedings to seek redress for company
  • Liaise with company staff on required documentation, witnesses etc. with respect to matters in court
  • Maintain and update the record of all open and closed legal cases and provide regular updates to Senior Legal Counsel and Management
  • Maintain and update the hearing dates calendar for all matters
  • Communicate and coordinate strategy and legal action with outside counsel
  • Follow up on court filings and obtain copies of proceedings
  • Draft pleadings, filings, opinions, update reports and correspondence
  • Attend court hearings and local authority meetings, coordinate witness attendance, and prepare and provide evidence to outside counsel and prosecutors
  • Assist with research on laws, rules, regulations and legal precedents
  • Help maintain archive and current paper and electronic document management
  • Complete various legal tasks, special projects and duties as assigned
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
  • LLB or JD from a recognized University
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate
  • Must be a practicing advocate in criminal litigation and/or civil litigation with relevant experience of not less than (3) years
Preferred Experience and Skills
  • Must have experience conducting all aspects of a criminal and or civil trial and experience with regulatory/administrative law and proceedings
  • Must have experience working with law enforcement including police and various public and regulatory officials
  • Knowledge of the criminal and civil rules and procedures as well as regulatory and administrative proceedings
  • Strong drafting and analytical skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong advocacy and negotiation skills
  • Decision making and problem solving skills
  • Strong task management, planning and organizational skills
  • Extremely detail-oriented, efficient and able to multi-task, prioritize and follow projects through to completion
  • Ability to research, read, analyze, and interpret governmental notices, laws, rules and regulations
  • Ability to work well under pressure, as a team member and without supervision in a fast paced work environment
  • Strong proficiency in technology including the Internet, Email, Microsoft Office applications especially in Word, Excel, and Adobe
  • High energy and enthusiasm and willing to do whatever necessary to get the job done
  • Must have high standards of integrity and uphold the confidentiality and the ethical standards of the legal profession
In order to be considered for this position all candidates must register and upload their CV’s on our website atwww.bridgeinternationalacademies.com
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
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