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RBA Legal Management Trainee Job Vancancies

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) is a State Corporation set up to regulate and supervise the retirement benefit sector in Kenya.

RBA is established through the Retirement Benefit Act (No. 3 of 1997)

In an effort to enhance the operations of the existing team as well as increase its effectiveness in service delivery, RBA is seeking to recruit high caliber result-oriented persons with exceptional communication and IT skills who will work flexibly in a small but highly professional team and respond imaginatively to varied and demanding range of tasks.

Interested persons who are comfortable in high performance environment and have the ability to turn strategy into practical measures complexity and detail are invited to apply for the following vacancy:

Management Trainee - Legal

Department: Legal Services Department
Location: Nairobi
Section: Legal Services

Job Grade: Grade 7
Reports to: Senior Legal Officer

Comments: This is a Transition position to a substantive management position in the Authority

Job Role: To provide quality legal services to the Authority in terms of reviews of of relevant legislation, preparation of informed legal opinions and contracts, case management and enforcement of applicable statutory sanctions in order to enable effective execution of the Authority's mandate.

Special Requirements
• Belong to a professional legal body
• Knowledge of the emerging legal and other policy

Key Result Areas:

Annual work-plans and budgets
• Development of annual work-plans
• Preparation of budgets with a special focus on improving RBA’s legal and regulatory framework

Statutory Review
• Review of RBA’s statutory legislation
• Review of cross-sectoral laws in order to recommend appropriate amendments.

Contract Management
• Legal drafting
• Negotiation of contracts, leases, formal agreements and other legal instruments.
• Participation in settlement and arbitration of disputes
Cases and legal databases management
• Record information on pending and successfully completed prosecutions
• Record any other enforcement actions that may help improve pension industry surveillance capabilities
• Monitor progress of court matters involving the Authority and take any necessary action.
• Prepare court pleadings

Intellectual property management
• Protect RBA rights, privileges and interests in intellectual property.
• Protect RBA innovations, processes through registration of patents and copyrights
• Take the necessary action to protect and preserve such rights from infringement.

Legal counselling and interpretations
• Develop effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings
• Review stakeholder complaints
• Conduct field investigations to collect evidence and determine extent of violations against RBA Act

Legal research and development
• Recommend appropriate amendments to pension legislation and statutory instruments
• Prepare legal briefs and opinions

Liaison with relevant stakeholders
• Liaise with the Attorney General’s Chambers, Registrar General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders throughout the country in connection with prosecution of offenders
• Develop and advance criminal cases when the violation warrants more severe action.

Liaising with External Lawyers
• Keeping a record of all cases handled by external lawyers on behalf of the Authority
• Issuing briefs to external lawyers as approved
• Reporting on updates of cases handled by external lawyers

Job Specifications
• Min: Bachelor of Laws
• Completion from the Kenya School of Law and Admission as Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
• Legal: Current Practising Certificate

Age: 23 – 25 Years

NB: Must have graduated within the last two years i.e. 2009-2010

If your background, qualification, experience and competence match the above specification please submit your detailed CV, indicating day time telephone numbers, address and names of three referees to the address below not later than 31st January 2010, quoting the position applied for in a sealed cover.

The Chief Executive,
Retirement Benefits Authority,
Rahimtulla Tower - 13th Floor,
Upper Hill Road,
P.O. Box 57733 - 00200, Nairobi.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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