Kenya Ports Authority Career kenyas in Mombasa 2013

Kenya Ports Authority is one of the leading parastatals in the Country and a major facilitator of sea-borne trade within the East and Central African region.

Due to the tremendous growth in business, the Authority is seeking to recruit qualified, highly motivated and experienced legal professionals with impeccable integrity to fill the following vacant positions in the Legal Services Division.

Head of Litigation and Disputes

Overall Objective

Reporting to the General Manager, Board and Legal Affairs, the Career kenya Holder will be responsible for handling all litigation and dispute cases.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities for this position will be:

  • Managing the Litigation and Disputes function including coordinating & advising on insurance claims.
  • Prosecuting and defending legal cases on behalf of the Authority.
  • Defining and setting performance standards and working procedures for the department.
  • Developing mentoring programmes for staff to enhance productivity and efficiency.
  • Monitoring compliance with agreed systems and procedures to enhance efficient and effective prevention and execution of business risks.
  • Preparation of the Departmental budget and financial control to contain expenditure within the authorized limits.
  • Supervising external advocates.
  • Advising Management and relevant departments on applicable laws and any changes thereof.
  • Undertaking any other specialized duties assigned by an authorized officer.
Main Specification

An applicant for this position must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law
  • A Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • Possess a valid Practicing Certificate
  • Ten (10) years experience in a busy Litigation Department dealing with dispute resolution and claims settlement.
Additional Skills required include:
  • A Master’s Degree in Maritime or Commercial Law will be an added advantage
  • Planning and organization skills.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
Head of Contracts and Conveyancing

Overall Objective

Reporting to the General Manager, Board and Legal Affairs, the Career kenya Holder will be responsible for handling all contracts and conveyancing matters concerning the organization.

The Career kenya holder will also be the Principal Assistant to the General Manager, Board and Legal Services in providing Board Secretarial Services.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities for this position will be:

  • Managing the contracts and conveyancing function, liaison with land/government officials on property matters, company registry and other third parties or legal representatives.
  • Drafting Board Minutes for the various Board Committees and other subsidiaries.
  • Preparation of the Departmental budget and financial control to contain expenditure within the authorized limits.
  • Safeguarding the Authority’s real property interests.
  • Preparation, execution and disposal of legal documents.
  • Advising Management and other departments on changes in law which may affect business activities and trends.
  • Handling issues that arise from land and contract disputes.
  • Undertaking any other specialized duties assigned by an authorized officer.
Main Specification

An applicant for this position must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Law A Postgraduate Diploma in Law
  • Possess a valid Practicing Certificate
  • Ten (10) years experience in a busy Contracts and Conveyancing department, three (3) years of which must be in Board Secretarial Services.
Additional Skills required include:
  • Good judgment and business oriented decision making skills
  • Planning and organization skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Keen attention to details
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • A Master’s Degree in Commercial Law will be an added advantage

If you meet the above requirements, please apply in confidence enclosing your curriculum vitae containing an e-mail address, day time telephone number, qualifications, experience, present position, current remuneration, names and addresses of three referees and copies of certificates and testimonials to:-

The Managing Director
Kenya Ports Authority
P.O. Box 95009 -80104
Mombasa

Any application received after 10th February, 2013 will be time barred.

Gichiri Ndua
Managing Director




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