Stima Sacco Job Vacancy : Legal Officer


Stima Savings and Credit Cooperative Society Limited (Stima Sacco) is a leading country-wide, fast growing and licensed DTS (Deposit Taking Sacco) with an asset base of Kshs 20.5B, a loan book of Kshs 17B, and membership of 60,000 derived from the energy, utilities, services, small and micro enterprises (SMEs) and other sectors.
Its key priority in the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan is to transform its business model and grow the business through innovative products, unparalleled customer service, aggressive resource mobilization and expanded distribution channels.
In order to achieve the planned growth, the Sacco is looking for a qualified and competent professional to fill the following vacancy:
Legal Officer

Reporting to the Manager Legal Services, the job holder will be responsible for provision of legal services to the Society on various matters, ensuring compliance with the legal framework, participating in the preparation of legal documents and briefs, handling litigation in court, preparation and analysis of cases for debarment hearings; and other duties as may be assigned by the Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • To provide legal counsel and advise to Management on all litigations matters.
  • To assist the Manager Legal Services to draft, review and advice on commercial contracts and lease documents for the Society to ensure the Society’s interest is safeguarded.
  • To work in close liaison with external lawyers in all matters to ensure that the Society’s position is well represented/ defended.
  • To continuously review and advice on existing laws and their impact on the Society.
  • To manage the establishment and implementation of effective systems, procedures and standards of performance for activities in the department.
  • To coordinate and review all agreements/legal matters being handled by external service providers to ensure that the fees paid is competitive and in line with the market rates.
  • Interpret legal texts for the Society and assist management in interpreting and applying statutes, rules and regulations.
  • Represent the Society in judicial proceedings regarding enforcement of laws, rules and regulations.
  • Protect members and stakeholders rights, privileges and interests in intellectual property and other product innovations, processes through patents and copyrights and take the necessary action to protect and preserve such rights from infringement.
  •  Participate in settlement and arbitration of disputes to ensure compliance with the necessary Acts and related statutory requirements
  • Participate in the development of annual work-plans and budgets with a special focus on improving the Society’s legal and regulatory framework.
  • Support in planning and coordinating the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Key Qualifications and Skills
  • KCSE Grade B- or its equivalent
  • Holder of Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB)
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ post admission experience in providing commercial legal services.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Co-operatives Laws, Corporate law, Conveyancing and ability to keep abreast with evolving legal trends in banking and finance.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, research and analysis skills.
  • Comprehensive understanding of corporate law and ability to keep abreast with evolving legal trends in finance.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, research and analysis skills.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise in strategic change management, risk management, quality assurance as well as monitoring and evaluation.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should send their Application Letter and Detailed CVs to [email protected] on or before 5pm on 26th February 2016 indicating the position applied for as the subject line.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.