JOB VACANCY | LEGAL OFFICER | Mater Misericordiae Hospital – 2024

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Mater Misericordiae Hospital

JOB VACANCY | LEGAL OFFICER | Mater Misericordiae Hospital – 2024

About Mater Misericordiae Hospital

Welcome to Mater Misericordiae Hospital, a premier healthcare provider in East and Central Africa. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, compassionate, and Christ-centered healthcare services to our valued clients. Our commitment to innovation, engagement, and competence drives us to continually excel in serving our community.

Position Overview

Join our team as a Legal Officer, where you will play a crucial role in ensuring legal compliance and protecting the institution’s interests. Reporting to the Legal Service Manager, you will be responsible for a range of legal activities, including contract management, negotiation, and litigation support.

Main Duties

Contract Management:

  • Prepare and manage contracts, leasing security documents, MOUs, and other legal agreements.
  • Review and negotiate various agreements with suppliers and customers, ensuring legal compliance and minimizing risks.

Legal Advisory:

  • Communicate with external attorneys to provide legal advice on institutional obligations, rights, and risks.
  • Collaborate with internal departments such as HR, Finance, and Marketing to ensure legal compliance across the institution.

Litigation Support:

  • Review and vet demand letters, pleadings, and other litigation documents.
  • Manage litigation records and liaise with external lawyers for dispute settlement and defense.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Handle any other related duties assigned from time to time to support the legal function.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree.
  • Diploma from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current Practising Certificate.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience.

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong drafting and reporting-writing skills.
  • Proficient in contract drafting and lease transactions.
  • Analytical thinker with the ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements and are enthusiastic about joining our team, please submit your application to hrrecruit@materkenya.com by 14th June, 2024. Include your detailed CV, copies of academic certificates, and contact details for three referees.


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SAMPLE COVER LETTER FOR A LEGAL OFFICER

[Your Name]

[Your Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

[Your Email Address]

[Your Phone Number]

[Date]

[Hiring Manager’s Name]

Mater Misericordiae Hospital

[Hospital Address]

[City, State, Zip Code]

Dear [Hiring Manager’s Name],

I am writing to express my interest in the Legal Officer position at Mater Misericordiae Hospital, as advertised. With a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree, a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law, and three years of relevant experience, I am confident in my ability to contribute effectively to your legal team.

Throughout my career, I have demonstrated strong skills in contract management, legal advisory, and litigation support. My attention to detail and ability to work under pressure have allowed me to successfully navigate complex legal matters while ensuring compliance and minimizing risks for my organization.

I am particularly drawn to Mater Misericordiae Hospital’s commitment to delivering compassionate and Christ-centered healthcare services. I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to your mission and make a meaningful difference in the lives of our clients and community.

Please find attached my CV for your review. I look forward to the possibility of discussing how my skills and experience align with the needs of your team. Thank you for considering my application.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT FOR THE LEGAL OFFICER ROLE

  1. Tailor Your Application: Customize your CV and cover letter to highlight relevant skills and experiences.
  2. Highlight Legal Expertise: Emphasize your proficiency in contract management, legal advisory, and litigation support.
  3. Demonstrate Communication Skills: Showcase strong verbal and written communication abilities.
  4. Showcase Interpersonal Skills: Highlight your ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  5. Provide Evidence: Include specific examples of successful legal projects or initiatives you have undertaken.
  6. Meet Deadlines: Demonstrate your ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  7. Research the Company: Familiarize yourself with Mater Misericordiae Hospital’s mission, values, and culture.
  8. Prepare for Interviews: Anticipate questions related to legal compliance, contract management, and problem-solving.
  9. Follow Instructions: Submit all required documents and information accurately and on time.
  10. Stay Positive: Maintain a positive attitude throughout the application process and be prepared to showcase your enthusiasm for the role.

Possible Legal Officer Interview Questions With Answers

  1. Question: Can you describe your experience with contract drafting and negotiation? Answer: Certainly. In my previous role, I was responsible for drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts, including sales agreements and confidentiality agreements. I ensured that all contracts were legally sound and protected the interests of my organization.
  2. Question: How do you handle situations where legal compliance is unclear or ambiguous? Answer: When faced with uncertainty regarding legal compliance, I thoroughly research the relevant laws and regulations, consult with external legal counsel if necessary, and communicate closely with internal stakeholders to determine the best course of action.
  3. Question: Can you give an example of a successful litigation support project you have managed? Answer: One example is when I successfully managed a litigation case involving a contractual dispute with a supplier. I coordinated with external legal counsel, gathered relevant evidence, and prepared pleadings and affidavits, ultimately leading to a favorable settlement for my organization.
  4. Question: How do you prioritize tasks and manage tight deadlines in a legal environment? Answer: I prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance, setting realistic timelines and delegating responsibilities when necessary. I am accustomed to working efficiently under pressure to meet tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  5. Question: How do you ensure effective communication and collaboration with other departments within the organization? Answer: I maintain open lines of communication with colleagues in HR, Finance, and other departments, ensuring that legal requirements are integrated into their processes. I actively participate in cross-functional meetings and provide timely legal advice and support as needed.

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Best wishes, Mater Misericordiae Hospital

Note: Mater Misericordiae Hospital is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not charge any application/recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.

To apply for this job email your details to hrrecruit@materkenya.com


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