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Legal Officer at African Agricultural Technology Foundation, Nairobi

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Job Description

The Legal Officer is expected to work in close collaboration with all AATF departments, partner organizations and relevant government entities to ensure that AATF is compliant with the laws of the countries we operate in.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts for AATF and its subsidiaries on the Contract Lifecycle Management System;
  • Managing intellectual property matters on the Intellectual Property Management System;
  • Providing training for all staff and partners on Intellectual Property Management & Project Compliance
  • Preparing legal advisory opinions,
  • Conducting Legal research and analysis; and
  • Coordinating the Department’s Shared Legal Services.
  • Providing legal and board secretarial services to the AATF’s start-up subsidiaries

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Self-driven individual with a passion and flair for helping organizations succeed;
  • Good writing and communication skills;
  • Excellent IT skills particularly data management and processing packages;
  • Ability to work in a professionally and culturally diverse setting;
  • Ability and willingness to learn and quickly adapt;
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills; Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to produce consistently high-quality work in an intensely pressurized office environment.
  • Ability to maintain high standards of integrity; establish straightforward, productive relationships, treating individuals with fairness and respect, demonstrating sensitivity for ethnic, cultural and gender differences.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and to ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

  • Masters of Law (LL.M) degree from a recognized university. A Masters degree or certification in Intellectual Property Law is an added advantage;
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Be of good standing and possess the Law Society of Kenya Practicing Certificate;5 years’ experience in a busy legal set up; Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French is an added advantage.
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