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Legal Officer at Spire Bank Kenya

Established as a Finance Company in 1983, Equatorial Commercial Bank Limited (ECB) commenced operations as a fully-fledged commercial bank in 1995.

In June 2010 Equatorial Commercial Bank merged with Southern Credit Banking Corporation, creating a new enlarged bank under the Equatorial Commercial Bank brand. The merger gave ECB critical mass to further develop & grow in a dynamic & competitive market place. In 2016 ECB rebranded to Spire Bank.

Main Purpose of Role/Mandate:

  • Serve as a Legal Officer for the Bank responsible for facilitating the execution of legal mandate of the Bank by providing efficient and effective legal services as required.
  • To assist in the handling of litigation matters involving the Bank.
  •  Assist in the conducting of legal research, collate evidence, prepare witnesses for pre-trial and hearing, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments, and testimony in preparation for legal proceedings of cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Represent the Bank before any court or tribunal or to watch a brief (where necessary).
  •  Provide support on all debt collection-related matters, create legal awareness, and provide advice on the suitable action to avert and/or minimize litigation.
  •  Assist in the recovery of all NPA Accounts to the maximum extent possible.
  • Maintaining accurate management information on the entire Litigation and NPA portfolio.
  •  Action on inward communication from customers, agents and advocates within the required bank standards and SLA.
  • Ensuring all invoices received for services rendered to the bank in litigation and NPA matters are in compliance with the SLA’s, drawn to scale and are paid in time
  • Maintain an adequate diary and/or bring up system and follow-up on diarist events.
  • Assist in the provision of necessary support to management as and when required.
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality concerning the sensitive, strategic and integral legal & other information, data, decisions, and developments taking place at the company.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time by the Head of Legal

Key Competencies

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
  •  Diploma in Law(KSL) and Admission as an Advocate with a current Practicing Certificate;
  •  Post Graduate qualifications in relevant field will be an added advantage
  •  Minimum (3-5) years experience in legal practice most especially in dispute resolution/litigation.
  •  Well-developed communications and interpersonal skills
  • Sound understanding of Kenyan Law to be able to put up a claim or a defense
  •  Demonstrates trustworthiness and integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, problem-solving, negotiation skills with the ability to positively and clearly communicate with a variety of audiences
  •  Possess a high degree of professional ethics & personal integrity.
  • The candidate must be hardworking, flexible & service-oriented;
  •  Proficiency in use of computer applications; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

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