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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Standard Chartered Kenya, whose official name is Standard Chartered Bank Kenya Limited, but is sometimes referred to as Stanchart Kenya, is a commercial bank in Kenya.
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    Head of Legal CPBB, Kenya and East Africa

    Job Summary

    • Support and implement the vision, strategy, direction for the legal teams supporting CPBB business in Kenya & East Africa.
    • Assist the Cluster Head of Legal & the Regional Head of CPBB Legal AME in directing and overseeing the management of Legal issues and risks within the CPBB Business.
    • Assist the Region Head of CPBB in ensuring the CPBB Business is well advised on legal matters.
    • Ensure proper functioning of day-to-day regulatory/legal controls, periodic monitoring activities, and timely resolution of legal risk issues.
    • Create awareness on local regulations among members of CPBB Business through training and sensitization.
    • Ensure adherence to Group Legal Policies is achieved within CPBB Business

    Role - BAU

    • Provide guidance on the proper application and interpretation of laws and regulations applicable to the CPBB business.
    • Ensure proactive and timely monitoring, identification, dissemination and advice of legal and regulatory developments, changes and practices and associated risks.
    • Ensure adequacy of controls to mitigate legal risks and roll out legal policies and procedures in country and East Africa Cluster.
    • Establish and maintain effective processes including training advice and support.
    • Assume active involvement in management of critical issues that have a significant legal impact on SCBs business operations within the country.
    • In the event of serious legal breaches, ensure the relevant CPBB Business and senior management are informed and that actions are taken.
    • Take responsibility for and the lead management of CPBB Legal risk in country and East Africa Cluster ( as appropriate).
    • Use technical knowledge of all CPBB business products offered in-country to provide sound, technical product, legal and transactional advice to the CPBB business.
    • Anticipate the impact of legal and regulatory developments on the CPBB business and communicate their impact to the CPBB business.
    • Work with the Cluster Head of Legal, regional Head of CPBB Legal and group CPBB Legal teams to ensure coverage of all legal work related to CPBB.
    • Ensure CPBB Legal executes transactions and escalates cases in a timely and effective manner
    • Work with the Cluster Head of Legal and CPBB business head to ensure the coverage of all legal work which is aligned to CPBB business.
    • Ensure that the engagement of external legal counsel is appropriate, effective and coordinated so as to minimize costs
    • Develop appropriate forms of documentation for products and transaction in-country and support the global documentation standardization initiatives
    • Support legal colleagues within East Africa as appropriate



    • Assist the Cluster Head of Legal to set and implement the vision, strategy, direction and leadership for legal teams.
    • Support the Cluster Head of Legal to promote the culture and practice of compliance with legal standards within the Bank.
    • Assist the Cluster Head of Legal to establish close links with colleagues leading other Client segments and/or Product Groups to achieve common platforms and work plans, implementing a One Bank approach to covering all Clients.
    • Input, support and challenge Group/Region/Country/Client Business operating model design of the relevant legal and business processes


    • Assist the Cluster Head of Legal to develop a comprehensive understanding of Kenya's CPBB business model and strategy in order to provide substantive oversight support.
    • Support to build and maintain an effective and constructive relationship with CPBB businesses and functional stakeholders.
    • Provide legal advice, analysis (and challenge when appropriate) in relation to the CPBB business.
    • Provide robust challenge to senior management and all relevant business stakeholders where activities are outside risk tolerance/ appetite, escalating as necessary.
    • Work closely with the CPBB business and its operational teams to provide timely legal advice.
    • Support the resolution of competing requirements between regulations specific to CPBB.


    • Provide support and challenge to Kenya's CPBB senior management to ensure that they establish and monitor appropriate processes for compliance.

    People & Talent

    • Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values.
    • Support the Cluster Head of Legal to promote and embed a culture of openness, trust and risk awareness.
    • Assist the Cluster Head of Legal to stimulate an environment where forward planning, prioritisation, deadline management and streamlined workflows.

    Risk Management

    • In accordance with the Group's Enterprise Risk Management Framework, act as second line Risk Owner for appropriate and relevant CPBB & WM business processes.
    • Collaborate with the other members of the legal team to anticipate horizon risks that may have a significant impact on the CPBB business.
    • Ensure proactive and timely identification, assessment, advice and dissemination of evolving regulatory changes/practices.
    • Assess legal risks arising from products / segments / customers / transactions.


    • Attend relevant leadership meetings, and provide relevant reports to senior management and governance/risk committees .
    • Assist the Cluster Head of Legal to be accountable for identification and escalation of potential legal risks and issues to senior management.
    • Ensure appropriate product governance measures are in place so that product approval documents reflect all relevant legal requirements.
    • Lead key change programmes and projects for legal across the CPBB business in Kenya
    • Maintain workplans specific to legal advisory projects/ initiatives, and communicate the same to stakeholders.
    • Review new business requirements and provide legal solutions for the CPBB business.

    Regulatory & Business Conduct

    • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
    • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics.
    • Lead the CPBB Legal Team in East Africa to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles.
    • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

    Key stakeholders

    • Cluster Head of Legal, Kenya and East Africa
    • Head of CPBB Business, Kenya and East Africa
    • Regional Head of CPBB Legal AME
    • Group CPBB Banking Legal

    Other Responsibilities

    • Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in the CPBB Legal Team in East Africa and Perform other responsibilities assigned.


    • First degree in Law
    • Legal professional with over six (6) years' experience in various legal roles
    • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
    • Strong leadership, decision-making and management abilities.
    • A strong team player capable of interacting with senior business/risk management stakeholders.

    Closing: 11 August 2022

    Method of Application

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