Britam – Legal Specialist.

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Legal Specialist  (2200002Z)

Job Purpose and Key responsibilities

Job Purpose:

This role will provide legal support to the Corporate segment by formulating and implementing policies and procedures to ensure the business remains fully compliant with all Laws and Regulations.

Key responsibilities

  1. Advise division on all matters touching on the law

  2. Review newly instituted matters and advise management

  3. Research and interpret regulatory requirements of new products and/or services

  4. Provide assistance to the operational areas with day-to-day regulatory compliance issues

  5. Assist with handling more complex Insurance regulatory compliance issues

  6. Keep current on national requirements regarding legal and communicate issues and new statutory developments to executive team.

  7. Provide high quality legal opinions to enable  effective management of legal risks

  8. Prepare agreement for appointment of advocates

  9. Receive final ruling and ensures it is captured

  10. Negotiating out of court settlements with a view of saving costs within set targets

  11. Pursue recovery with other insurance companies/third parties and ensuring none of the matters expires 

  12. Approving payment of legal fees and judgments and or discharge Vouchers within TATs as per SODA

  13. Securities perfection (Mortgages, plot loan etc.)and ensuring Britam is protected at all times

  14. Ensure safe custody of the insurance instruments and documents such as organization seal, charged documents and suit papers, and ensure confidentiality and privacy of all legal data of the business

  15. Provide legal advice to the division on all legal matters related to its activities and mandate premised on a platform that is well researched, reasoned and timely

  16. Ensuring insurance business is compliant with all statutory requirements;

  17. Advising management on the interpretation, impact and effect of the relevant laws and general conditions affecting their various areas of operation;

  18. Providing strategic legal advice, including advice on business and product development

  19. Liaison with the various regulatory agencies, including but not limited to IRA

  20. Ensuring the team updates reserves timely and participates in any reserves review activities.

  21. Ensure timely updation of all operational data/registers

  22. Supervise, train and develop the team the technically and equip them with necessary skills

  23. Respond to demand letters and making best efforts to sort out disputes before they are referred to a court of law

  24. Liaise with external lawyers on conduct of court matters;

  25. Preparation of weekly & monthly legal reports/presentation

  26. Liaise with company staff on required documentation, witnesses etc. with respect to matters in court;

  27. Delegated Authority:  As per the approved Delegated Authority Matrix

  28. Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Key Performance Measures

  • Nil changes in regulation that directly affect the Company

  • Number of reviews vis a vis legislative and regulatory developments affecting the business

  • Savings on negotiated Fees/ Quoted Fees


Knowledge, experience and qualifications required

  1. 6-8 years’ experience in a similar role

  2. Bachelor’s degree in Law

  3. Master’s degree in Law (added advantage)

  4. Diploma in Law

  5. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya

  6. Possess a valid practising licence

Leadership category responsibility framework (Core Competencies)

Change Leaders in Britam need to

  • Strategically lead a function to service customers from a sustainable and growing customer base whilst increasing profit;

  • Continuously configure and adapt the functional area to most effectively suite the future view of the business;

  • Introduce new concepts so that they are adopted appropriately at the right time (manage the rate of change);

  • Be in touch with the changing industry, customer needs and international best practice;

  • Improve the efficiency of the function by appropriately challenging managers about operational and tactical issues;

  • Ensure the function has the most appropriate people capability through effective inspirational leadership, people development, and optimized succession planning;

  • Ensure clarity of expectations for individuals in the function and other stakeholders across the group;

  • Facilitate functional integration;

  • Ensure the development and establishment of appropriate behavior and values (culture) within the function that aligns with the strategic direction and values of the business;

  • Co-ordinate between functions and divisions to ensure optimization of the value chain and resources;

  • Ensure alignment of strategy, objectives and deliverables within the function;

  • Develop innovative partnerships and distribution channels to increase Britam’s market penetration;

  • Ensure a seamless experience for clients;

  • Appropriately allocate funds and capital to maximize shareholder value;

  • Adequately manage operational risk;

  • Increase operational efficiency;

  • Provide access to accurate and consistent information and services across all channels;

  • Improve quality and speed of decision making across the business.

Change Leader’s Competency Description.

  • Deciding and Initiating Action – Ensures key departmental objectives are met, takes responsibility for decisions, actions, projects and people while focusing on achievement of departmental results; takes initiative and works under own direction; initiates and generates activity; makes quick, clear decisions with limited information available which may include tough choices or considered risks; decisions and actions take into account possible impact on all parts of the business.

  • Leading and Supervising – Provides the department with a clear direction based on the overall strategic intent of the organisation; Building high expectations about the success of the department; motivates and empowers others with a clear sense of purpose; creates a positive departmental climate that fosters learning and development; acknowledges high potential talent; Recognize the potential of individuals sets and articulates the vision and values through own personal behaviour; Push autonomy and empowerment downwards through the department.

  • Persuading and Influencing – Gains clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating to the benefit of the department; promotes the organisational strategy during departmental conversations; makes effective use of political processes to influence and persuade others; promotes ideas on behalf of the department and the organisation; makes a strong personal impact on others; takes care to manage the department’s impression and brand on others.

  • Formulating Strategies and Concepts – Works strategically to realise organisational goals within the department; sets and develops departmental strategies; identifies and develops positive and compelling visions of the department’s future potential; Ensure departmental Balanced Score Card objectives and KPI’s are met and Exceeded; Ensure Personal Scorecard Objectives are met and exceeded; takes account of a wide range of issues across, and related to, the organisation; Work with direct reports to ensure the cascading of the strategic plan into integrated departmental plans that are meaningful to individuals; encourages others to take a strategic and long-term view in terms of the department’s future; Emphasise the impact and importance of individual contributions to the successful implementation of the organizational strategy in the department; Evaluate my own and others’ performance fairly and objectively; communicates the organisational strategy, vision and objectives effectively across all levels in the department.

  • Entrepreneurial and Commercial Thinking – Keeps up to date with competitor information and market trends; identifies business opportunities for the department; maintains awareness of developments, changes, Add value to the department by capitalising on new business opportunities; trends and possible risks in the department’s structure and politics; demonstrates financial awareness; Identify ways to increase the Britam competitive advantage, exploiting those that will bring the greatest return within an acceptable level of risk; ensures costs are monitored and controlled and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value; Ensure that sufficient data about financial and other parameters of departmental performance are available; Interpret departmental information objectively against appropriate benchmarks.

  • Planning and Organising – Sets clearly defined departmental objectives; plans activities and projects well in advance and takes account of possible changing organisational and market circumstances; identifies and organises resources needed to accomplish projects; manages time effectively; monitors departmental performance against deadlines and milestones.

  • Relating and Networking – Easily establishes, as well as assists others in building meaningful relationships with customers and staff across all levels of the organisation, inside and outside of the department; relates well to people at all levels; facilitates the resolutions of conflict and manages disagreements with tact and diplomacy.

  • Creating and Innovating – Promotes departmental improvement within relevant scope of influence; produces and encourages new ideas, approaches, or insights; creates the environment for innovative products or designs; produces a range of solutions to the strategic benefit of the department.

  • Adhering to Principles and Values – Upholds and encourages ethical behaviour and organisational values; demonstrates integrity; promotes and defends equal opportunities, builds diverse teams; encourages departmental and individual responsibility towards the community and the environment; models the organisational values during every day interactions.

  • Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives- Accepts and tackles demanding departmental and personal goals with enthusiasm; leads by example by working hard and putting in longer hours in order to ensure successful implementation and completion of projects; show self-insight in own development needs.

  • Adapting and Responding to change – Anticipates and effectively adapts to changing circumstances and ambiguous situations; accepts and actively drives new ideas and change initiatives; adapts interpersonal style to suit different individuals or situations; Monitor changes in departmental issues, structures and dynamics and appreciate their implications for the business; Demonstrate an understanding of the links between the Britam’s structure, goals and capabilities; Constantly aware of competitors, trends and changes in the markets that the Britam works within; Maintains a focus on key priorities and deliverables, staying resilient in the face of pressure; Implement changes within my department to achieve set change goals; Responds flexibly to changing circumstances; Recognises when unable to cope and asks others for help; Uses change as an opportunity to improve ways of working, encouraging others’ buy-in; Takes ownership for communicating change initiatives clearly, ensuring smooth implementation

  • Analysing – Strategically analyses sources of information, breaking them into component parts, patterns and relationships; makes rational judgements from the available information and analysis; demonstrates an understanding of how one issue may be part of a much larger system.


Unposting Date: 05-07-2022




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