LEGAL ASSISTANT – (6 posts)

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Kenya Power

Job Description

Kenya Power owns and operates most of the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country and sells electricity to over 4.8 million customers (as at June 29, 2016). The Company’s key mandate is to plan for sufficient electricity generation and transmission capacity to meet demand; building and maintaining the power distribution and transmission network and retailing of electricity to its customers. The Government has a controlling stake at 50.1% of shareholding with private investors at 49.9%. Kenya Power is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange. Mission Powering people for better lives. Vision To provide world-class power that delights our customers Core Values Customer First One Team Passion Integrity Excellence Quality Policy We are committed to providing high quality customer service by efficiently transmitting and distributing high quality electricity that is safe, adequate and reliable at cost effective tariffs. The Board, Management and staff of Kenya Power are committed to effective implementation and continual improvement of the Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 in order to consistently meet its customers and other stakeholder’s requirements and expectations.No of Positions: 6

Job Ref: HR: KP1/5B.2/1/3/1114

Reporting to the Legal Officer, in Legal, Regulatory Affairs & Company Secretary Division, the Legal Assistant, will be responsible for handling court process and records management on legal matters concerning the Company.

The key tasks & duties for the position are;

  • Receiving and undertaking service of court process.
  • Opening court files, maintaining records, printing, photocopying and scanning documents, closing files recommended for closure.
  • Filing Company pleadings at the respective court registries.
  • Fixing court dates and updating the court and bring-up diaries.
  • Undertaking safe custody and retrieval of court files.
  • Handling correspondence, acknowledgement of receipt of service of the court process on behalf of the Company.
  • Conducting official searches at the lands registry, Companies registry, motor vehicles registry and government printers and attending court registries to peruse court files.
  • Registering and collecting legal documents at the relevant registries.
  • Preparing and dispatching notices, hearings, mentions and drafting decrees and orders for filing and service.
  • Updating legal statutes as required.
  • Establish and maintain the company’s filing system to support the company’s record keeping needs and keep the filing system up to date at all times.
  • Undertaking research when called upon.

Appointment Specification

  • Diploma in Law from a recognized Institution
  • Possess a current Court Process Server Certificate
  • Five (5) years’ work experience in a busy and reputable law firm
  • Degree or Diploma in Information Technology or Records Management will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in English and good writing skills
  • Proficiency in computer applications
  • Strong communication, reporting and negotiation Skills
  • Attention to detail
  • High levels of Integrity and Ethics and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Drive for results and achievement
  • Demonstrable skills in information handling and data organization, including the use of relevant information databases, online services and library
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to integrate diverse information from varied sources
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Self-motivated and strong team player
  • Coordination, networking and relationship building skills
  • Ability to manage time effectively and complete tasks within deadlines
  • Flexible approach to range of work and working hours
  • Satisfy the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya

To apply for this job please visit kplc.co.ke.