Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Legal Coordinator.

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The Organization: Ol Pejeta Conservancy (“Ol Pejeta”) is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East and Central Africa, and home to the world’s last two northern white rhinos. It is the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from the black market. It has some of the highest predator densities in Kenya, and still manages a very successful livestock programme. Ol Pejeta also seeks to support the people living around its borders, to ensure wildlife conservation translates to better education, healthcare and infrastructure for the next generation of wildlife guardians.

We are seeking high caliber, self – motivated and dedicated applicant to fill the position of Legal Coordinator. This position is based at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia, Kenya.

Role summary

Position: Legal Coordinator

Type: Permanent and pensionable

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Department: Executive Management

Period: Permanent

Location: Nanyuki, Kenya

Overall, the Legal Coordinator will be expected to provide guidance, legal advice, and support to the Senior leadership team and the organization at large. The overarching purpose of this position is to guarantee that the conservancy is legally protected and capable of carrying out its job successfully by creating and maintaining a viable legal framework for the organization.

Specific Roles include;

  • Advises and guides the conservancy on a wide range of legal issues, including contracts, rules, and compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Evaluate and prepare contracts, agreements, and other legal documents to ensure that the conservancy’s interests are protected and represented.
  • Coordinate management of legal problems and the negotiation of settlements on the conservancy’s behalf.
  • Stay up to date on legal developments and changes in the legislation that may impact the conservancy.
  • Represent the conservancy in legal proceedings such as administrative hearings or litigation in specific situations.
  • Continuously and regularly educate conservancy employees on legal concerns and best practices in order to reduce legal risks and assure compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Provide administrative support to the CEO by serving as the secretary during Board meetings, SLT meetings, maintaining key records that are the CEO’s responsibility by creating a centralized repository and following up with SLT members to ensure that key deliverables and agreed outputs are completed as per agreed timelines.

The person:

To be successful in this position, applicants must meet the following requirements;

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law, paralegal studies, legal studies, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years post – graduate experience practicing law at least 2 of which must be in a similar (legal coordinator) role
  • Must be a registered member of Law society of Kenya
  • Demonstrable ability to collaborate with other departments, such as finance and operations, to support legal department initiatives and projects.
  • Direct experience in assisting with the preparation, review, and management of contracts, including drafting and reviewing contract language, tracking contract status, and ensuring compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Experience working with management to manage compliance-related tasks, such as reviewing policies and procedures, monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements, and responding to legal inquiries and requests.
  • Ability to Communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including attorneys, clients, vendors, and regulators.
  • Demonstrable experience collaborating with other departments to support departmental initiatives and projects.
  • Proficiency with legal research tools and databases, as well as other relevant software and technology.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple deadlines effectively.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.


Applications, consisting of covering letter explaining why you feel you should be considered for this post, a full CV and contact details for three referees should be sent to jobs@olpejetaconservancy.org . Please note, only applications that total no more than five pages in length for the CV and cover letter together will be considered.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 28th March, 2023..

Regrettably, due to limited resources and the high number of applications we receive, we are only able to contact short-listed candidates. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.





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