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  • Posted: Jul 28, 2022
    Deadline: Aug 5, 2022
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  • PricewaterhouseCoopers is one of Kenya's leading professional services firms focused on providing Audit & Assurance, Advisory and Tax services. Our primary strategic goal is to create value for our clients and deliver a competitive advantage to their operations. Our blend of international and Kenyan expertise is fundamental to the high quality of advi...
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    Senior Associate in the Africa Office of General Counsel

    Job Description & Summary

    The Office of General Counsel (OGC) advises partners and staff on legal matters arising in the internal and external business of PwC. We are looking for a lawyer with at least 5 years of experience to join the Office of General Counsel Contracting Team in the Africa East Market Region. The role of this team is to negotiate and provide legal advice and support to the business when contracting with clients, external parties and service providers. When clients want to engage PwC for the performance of services in multiple territories across the PwC network, our Contracting team assists with responding to our clients’ (and our own) contracting needs, making it easier to do business with the firm.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for reviewing, revising, negotiating and advising on requests for proposals, non-standard client agreements for the Assurance, Advisory and Tax Lines of Service, master services agreements, engagement letters, subcontracts, nondisclosure agreements and other types of agreements consistent with the firm’s risk management standards while also considering applicable legal, regulatory and professional standards, often on a time sensitive basis.

    The successful candidate hired for the position must operate with a pragmatic mindset and be solution oriented with substantial experience in contract negotiation. The successful candidate will be expected to form a good understanding of the business, its operations and services. The successful candidate will also be expected to form good working relationships with engagement teams.

    As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

    • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
    • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
    • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
    • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
    • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
    • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
    • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
    • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
    • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    Preferred skills

    • Highly motivated
    • Ability to liaise with multiple stakeholders and drive consensus.
    • Strong drafting and negotiation skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Effective communication skills
    • Be able to work both independently and in a team.

    Minimum years experience required

    • 5 years of experience with at least three years of prior experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts.

    Additional application instructions

    • Bachelor of Laws Degree
    • Qualification in a sub Saharan African country

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) on www.pwc.co.za to apply

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