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Position Title: Legal and Risk Management Coordinator, WWF Kenya
Reports to: Head of Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance, WWF-Kenya
Supervises: None
Date: May 2022
  I. Position Purpose:
The job involves handling WWF Kenya’s engagements on all legal and regulatory matters, contracts and any litigations or dispute handling processes needed to reduce WWF Kenya’s exposure to risk.
The job holder will support the Head of Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance in all aspects of law to ensure that WWF-Kenya processes and procedures comply with local & international legislation. They will also be responsible for updating and implementing the risk management policy and framework; coordinating risk management and internal control activities; and regular risk reporting.

  1. Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Legal and Compliance

  1. Develop and manage the implementation of appropriate strategies, processes and procedures to ensure legal compliance with statutory provisions.
  2. Provide effective and efficient in-house legal support to WWF-Kenya’s programmatic and operational work.
  3. Advice on legal issues related to the conservation programme policy and legislation whilst keeping abreast with the legislative environment that impacts the organisation operations.
  4. Technical input to drawing and critically reviewing legal matters and contractual agreements in order to ensure that any risks and consequences are mitigated.
  5. Review existing agreement templates, policies, procedures and clauses therein for compliance with relevant WWF network Standards and applicable laws and regulations.
  6. Assist with litigation management of new and outstanding litigation. Liaise with and manage external lawyers.
  7. Prepare legal opinions and legal interpretations on various matters as required including interpretation of court and arbitral rulings affecting WWF-Kenya.
  8. Advise on institutional matters, including governance, grievances process, investigations as well as human resource related matters. 

Risk Management 

  1. Coordinate and facilitate risk assessments with programme and operational units, document these risks and appropriate risk mitigation actions, responsibilities and timelines. Champion the identification of root causes of risks, and propose mitigating measures with a focus on prevention.
  2. Facilitate, monitor and report on the implementation of agreed mitigation actions.
  3. Develop and implement procedures to collect relevant data and efficiently track and report specific issues, trends and cross-cutting matters representing a high risk to WWF-Kenya from a legal perspective.
  4. Integrate risk management, ethical and integrity considerations through training WWF-Kenya staff and partners in order to raise their awareness and increase their capacity.
  5. Promote and disseminate the enterprise risk management framework.
  6. Provide regular updates on matters related to risk, compliance and quality, including on emerging risks and opportunities.
  7. Provide risk management and compliance content for inclusion in the annual report.
  8. Participate in the development of the organizational business continuity plan.

III.     Profile:
Required Qualifications
·       Minimum qualification:

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree
  •  Advocate of the High Court
  • At least five (5) years post admission experience in a busy law firm
  • Certification in Enterprise Risk Management and demonstrated experience in practice including risk management in Kenya.

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Experience in court processes including prosecuting and defending cases. Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with laws dealing with commercial/contract administration and labour laws.
  • Understanding of environmental and NGO legislation would be beneficial.
  • Strong experience in drafting and negotiating contracts.
  • Excellent analytical judgment, with an ability to assess risk and provide alternatives.
  • Demonstrable ability and experience in analyzing and resolving complex risk management issues involving multiple stakeholders and implementation of risk management mitigation strategies at all levels of the organization.
  • Able to work independently as well as work effectively as a member of a team to meet set deadlines.
  •  Proven ability to communicate well at all levels – with Management, staff, HoD’s, and all stakeholders verbally and digitally. 
  • Able to solve problems and build relationships.
  •  Strong writing and presentation skills.

IV.     Working Relationships:
Internal – Interacts with the WWF-Kenya Management, Heads of Departments and all staff at all levels in all locations.
External – Interacts with legal and risk management service providers, implementing partners, network risk management community, regulatory bodies and other conservation organizations.
Please Click Here to apply for the role.
Applications will close on 14th June 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Work permit restrictions may apply.
  • WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse workforce.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.




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