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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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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    Legal Analyst Support Specialist

    Job Summary

    To provide support to the Head of Legal, Kenya & East Africa in business planning, tracking litigation & closure of critical functional issues including Risk Management.

    Responsibilities

    Business

    • Support the Head of Legal in business planning, coordination and administrative support.
    • Organise key business meetings and conferences and follow up actions.
    • Track performance and ensure closure of critical functional issues.
    • Support the Head of Legal on collation of reporting obligations to the regional office.
    • Provide administrative support to the larger East Africa Legal Cluster as appropriate.
    • Supporting the function on tracking litigation and coordination of meetings.
    • Ensure follow-through of action points arising from key meetings that are to be addressed by the Head of Legal.
    • Manage any projects and other initiatives driven by the Head of Legal office.
    • Ensure follow-through of action points arising from key meetings that are to be addressed by the Company Secretariat.
    • Assist the Legal department in operations, resource management, budgeting where applicable, ensuring audit preparedness and completion of risk management systems entries such as EORP/M7.
    • Oversee Record Management to Manage Records, storage facilities and ensure Records Management Storage Databases and the Critical Records Schedule is up-to-date.
    • Assist to provide a legal budget in line with country timelines;
    • Serve as lead liaison with regulators and other internal/external auditors with respect to deliverables from the legal department;
    • Assist to file and manage expenses against budget and in line with SCB's Expense Management policy requirements;
    • Monitor and report deviations/variances in the unit's budget;
    • Co-ordinate onboarding processes for law firms and relevant vendors of the department as required from time to time;
    • Prepare and submit monthly accruals in line with timelines; Process bills and expenses promptly;
    • Maintain accurate record of same; Provide business support to aid existing and pipeline business initiatives;
    • Maintain register of external legal opinions; Provide valuable inputs to promote business and operational efficiency; and
    • Assist to compile the list of external counsel for approval, as part of the annual review process of approved external counsel.
    • Responsible for assisting lawyers and legal professionals in executing legal transactions
    • Prepares basic documents or contracts for review and evaluation by others
    • Handles routine litigation matters with limited settlement authority
    • Engages in communication with business clients
    • Performs legislative/regulatory tracking
    • Performs routine legal research and compiles data from such references as digests, encyclopedias, practice manuals or other sources, including on-line resources
    • Performs administrative tasks such as scheduling, calendar management and organizing data and meetings
    • Appropriately assess risk when business decisions are made

    Governance

    • Ability to build and maintain key relationships with Senior managers & leaders of the Bank
    • Follow up & closure of critical functional issues
    • Timely planning & delivery of projects/key initiatives
    • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of developing relationships with individuals across the Bank at all levels and comfortable in managing through influence
    • An ability to get things done and influence people at a distance.
    • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.
    • Ability to 'synthesise' information from different sources and produce concise summaries of the key message into high quality papers for Senior Boards and committees.
    • Strong awareness and analytical skills.
    • Ability to distil information to identify key trends and issues and to propose solutions or actions to take advantage of opportunities.
    • Must be able to operate under own initiative and also maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
    • Proven arranging, management and delivery skills.
    • Sound judgement, sensitivity, persuasion and interpersonal skills
    • Experience of cross functional businesses and projects

    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, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank.
    • Lead 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.
    • Exercise authorities delegated by the Board of Directors and act in accordance with Articles of Association

    Key stakeholder

    • Head of Legal, Kenya and East Africa
    • Members of Country Management Committee (EXCO)
    • Heads of Business
    • Heads of Functions

    Other Responsibilities

    • Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in the Legal Team; Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.

    Qualifications

    • University degree/ Paralegal Certificate
    • 5 years relevant experience
    • Paralegal Certificate from an accredited institution
    • Technical skills (e.g., e-mail systems, Word, Excel, Access, Internet: Lexis/Westlaw)
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Ability to review and organize numerous related documents

    Closing: 11 August 2022

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Standard Chartered Bank Kenya on scb.taleo.net to apply

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