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Aga Khan University Careers- Legal Officer : Apply Now

Recours 4 Kenya
Full Time

Employer’s Name: Aga Khan University

Job Category:Legal

Job Type: Full Time

Application Deadline: 22nd July 2018

Aga Khan University (AKU) is a private, self-governing international university, with 13 teaching sites in 8 countries.  The Legal Officer, University will be part of an already existing legal team and will perform the functions of an in-house legal adviser dedicated to legal matters of the University. S/he will assist the Head of Legal Affairs/General Counsel in all matters entrusted to the Legal Office of the University, ensuring that these are addressed in an effective, timely and comprehensive manner. S/he will work in a complex educational and research led institution of higher learning with multiple internal constituencies and departments, including the network of healthcare centres which serve as teaching sites. This is a management position where the incumbent is expected to play a proactive role in monitoring legislation and handling legal issues that have implications on AKU’s operations.


• Preparation of legal opinions• Drafting/reviewing agreements and other documents including research/grant agreements• Liaising with academic heads and members of the faculty• Understanding of matters related to academic research• Ensuring regulatory compliance • Handling various areas of law including corporate, taxation, banking, land, construction, employment, intellectual property, higher education, research and litigation • Interacting with government departments, agencies and regulatory bodies• Conducting legal research• Attending management or other meetings as required• Applying effective risk management techniques and offering proactive advice on possible legal issues• Providing advice to the Registrar and/or relevant personnel on the application of the student disciplinary  code of conduct and related policies• Reviewing, augmenting and/or improving data bases and systems supporting these• Excellent interpersonal, customer service and negotiation skills• High degree of professional ethics and integrity• Ability to act quickly to address a crisis situation drawing on appropriate resources• Ability to adapt to new ideas and initiatives across a wide variety of issues or situations• Must be able to effectively operate and manage resources in a fast paced and dynamic environment• Strong self-management with a high level of energy and flexibility• Do such other things as the senior leadership and the General Counsel may direct


• An LLB with 7-10 years relevant legal experience, preferably in a senior position within a corporate or institutional setting; • Enrollment as an Advocate of the High Court; • Superior written and verbal communication skills; • Capacity for lateral thinking; • Strategic thinker and planner.A Master’s degree and/or familiarity with certain general laws (e.g. company law, contract law, construction law, etc) of neighboring countries such as Tanzania and Uganda would be added advantages.

To Apply

Applications together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, names of three referees, telephone contact, e-mail address and copies of certificates and testimonials should be sent to the Manager, Recruitment, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi. P. O. Box 30270-00100, NAIROBI or by email to Applications by email are preferred.
Please indicate the title of the position on your application.

Applications should be submitted latest by July 22, 2018

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