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  • Posted: Feb 6, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 12, 2023
  • Jubilee Insurance was established in August 1937, as the first locally incorporated Insurance Company based in Mombasa in 1937. Jubilee Insurance has spread its sphere of influence throughout the region to become the largest Composite insurer in East Africa, handling Life, Pensions, general and Medical insurance.
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    Legal Manager

    Job Ref. No. JHL013

    Role Purpose

    The role holder will be accountable for providing sound legal advice and efficient management of litigation and contracts and provide company secretarial services and implementation, regulatory compliance and governance, and any other assistance that may be required in ensuring that the Company’s interests are not jeopardized in court or in the public eye.

    Main Responsibilities

    Policy development and advisory

    • Review internal policies, procedures, and other documentation to make sure they are compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements.
    • Help management with the interpretation and application of laws, regulations.
    • Conduct proactive research on any pertinent legal issues and provide strategic legal guidance on the same.
    • Keep current on national requirements regarding insurance and communicate issues and new statutory developments to the executive team.

    Regulatory compliance and company secretarial support

    • Support management in the proactive identification and mitigation of legal, regulatory, and business risks.
    • Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action are taken.
    • Monitor and communicate relevant changes in regulatory, corporate, and other applicable laws which may impact the business.
    • Provide support on the operational areas with day-to-day regulatory insurance compliance issues.
    • Provide required support in the preparation of the department's monthly and quarterly reports for executive management meetings and Board meetings.
    • Assist in planning board/committee meetings and annual general meetings (AGMs), creating agendas and taking minutes, and maintaining statutory books, including director, member, and secretary registers.

    Litigation Management

    • Receiving summons and determining whether liability attaches on the part of the Company.
    • Instructions to external lawyers on how the cases are to be handled.
    • Reviewing correspondence and opinions from external lawyers and advising management.
    • Engage in pre-trial briefings & in conjunction with external lawyers prepare witnesses for court attendance.
    • Responding to advocates correspondence and ensuring up to date information is in each file.
    • Review of and determining next course of action where necessary e.g., appeals.
    • Periodically review legal files to ensure accurate reserves are maintained and to ensure the files are up to date.
    • Preparing legal reports & opinions.
    • Pursue recovery for the Company

    Functional Skills
    Ability to conduct extensive and comprehensive legal research to aid in decision making
    Ability to represent the interests of the Company’s shareholders and act on behalf of the Company in the issuance of formal communication
    Project management skills and communication skills including presentation and facilitation skills
    Ability to lead, influence and drive change initiatives in support of business strategies within the department
    Judgement and decision-making skills
    Understanding of insurance sector operating models
    Attention to detail and accuracy, planning and organizing skills, integrity, and accountability


    • Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from a recognized institution.
    • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) with a valid and current Practicing Certificate issued under the Certified Public Secretaries Act.
    • Must be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid and current practicing certificate
    • Member of the Law Society of Kenya

    Relevant Experience

    • At least 7 years’ experience legal practice in a law firm/financial institution with experience in Commercial Law, Litigation and Conveyance

    Method of Application

    If you are qualified and seeking an exciting new challenge, please apply via quoting the Job Reference Number and Position by 12th February 2023

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