Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa, with over 90 lawyers, and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. The firm has offices in both Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya’s main commercial centres. A&K has also established an office in Dubai. Anjarwalla Collins & Haidermota (AC&H), a legal consultancy firm that provides corporate and commercial legal services, and is the first African firm to be licensed in the UAE.
A&K has been named “African Law Firm of the Year – Large Practice” four times, in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 by the prestigious African Legal Awards, which celebrate “excellence, achievement and innovation in the legal profession.” A&K is ranked first in Kenya by various legal guides, including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000, and Legal 500. In February 2018, the firm received the Chambers & Partners Law Firm of the Year Award for Kenya.
A&K is the founding member of ALN (Africa Legal Network), an alliance of top-ranked African law firms in multiple African jurisdictions, providing seamless and effective legal, advisory and transactional services across the continent. It is the largest grouping of its kind in Africa, with close working relationships across its sixteen firms and an established network of Best Friends across the continent. ALN firms are on the ground in some of Africa’s fastest growing jurisdictions, including the continent’s gateway economies: Algeria, Botswana, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. ALN works closely with AC&H in Dubai and an associate firm in South Africa.
Seeking ambitious and high performing leader
The legal profession operates in a knowledge based framework which places an enormous value on information. Our knowledge management team provides our lawyers with the information they need to advise with authority and ensures they have access to training programs to develop the skill set required from Africa’s leading law firm.
Our Head of Knowledge Management is responsible for managing the Firm and its Affiliates’ knowledge strategy and developing policies and procedures to ensure best practice. They will lead a team of professionals to ensure that the information and training needs of the firm are met in a timely, effective and efficient manner.
Based in Nairobi, the successful candidate is expected to take the lead in encouraging lawyers to share knowledge, ensure they are aware of the knowledge management resources available to support their work, are appropriately trained through internal and external training programs and are using the systems efficiently and productively.
The position holder is a key member of the A&K Management team, and reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and also works closely with the Partners and the other support departments.
Experience and personal qualities
The following personal qualities are preferred:
If your career aspirations match this opportunity, please send your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing this position HOD KM/05/18 by 12:00pm (GMT) on 14 June 2018.