Legal Officer at Wananchi Group

On Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Job Purpose: The legal officer will report to the Legal Manager, the holder will ensure proper handling and management of assignments and projects of the business unit.

This includes, amongst other duties:
  • Drafting, review and contract management of a range of agreements (detailed below)
  • Title searches and trade mark registration to enable the exploitation of properties
  • Filing and maintenance of corporate records
  • Supporting deal structuring through advice, research or external consultation
  • Contract administration
  • Providing any ad hoc legal assistance required by the business unit
Key Responsibilities
Contracts Management
  • The Legal Officer will be responsible for the drafting, review and contract management of these.
Intellectual Property
  • Registration and maintenance and management of existing and new intellectual property
Legal Correspondence
  • The Legal Officer will be responsible for coordinating the flow of paperwork through liaison with internal and external parties, version control, and deadline management.
  • S/he will be expected to maintain a detailed, up-to-date contracts register and handle / flag any issues requiring attention, such as contract renewals, expiries, etc.
  • S/he will also be responsible for handling any amendments to contracts, such as extension of contract periods, territories or rights, assignments, etc.
Ad Hoc
  • The Legal Officer will assist / support the business in a variety of ad hoc undertakings and requirements.
  • Liaison with external lawyers and company secretaries and ensure that company records and files are current
Education & Experience Required
  • Degree in Law, Post Graduate Diploma (KSL) and hold a valid Advocates’ practicing certificate
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in commercial transactions
  • IP experience would be an added advantage
Skills & Attributes Required
  • Team player
  • Interest and experience in Telecomms and media
  • Innovative
  • Works with minimum supervision
  • Organized and pays attention to detail
Interested candidates should send their applications to [email protected] .com on or before the 25th May 2015

The applications should be addressed to the attention of the Legal Manager – Wananchi Group.

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