Vacancy Details

Officer II - Legal Affairs

To direct and control the provision of effective legal services to Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and to provide legal advice to
managers and staff so that KFAS meets its legal obligations, and to protect its interests.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Operational

  1. Assist in the preparation of all legal documents required by managers and staff to ensure that these are accurate and legally sound.
  2. Provide legal advice to managers and staff on the interpretation of statutes and legal documents to ensure that the actions they take are
    legally sound.
  3. Represent the organization at courts, committees and tribunals on routine matters to ensure that the organization’s interests are
    safeguarded.
  4. Draft, review and amend legal documents either drafted by, or sent to, the organization.
  5. Monitor the progress of legal transactions to ensure that the correct actions are taken at the appropriate times.
  6. Instruct KFAS appointed counsel where necessary.
  7. Negotiate, and draft and implement, complex legal agreements relating to the work of KFAS.
  8. Represent KFAS at meetings with external bodies to ensure that the legal aspects of any decisions are fully considered.
  9. Maintain an awareness

Key Interactions and Relationships

Internal

  1. Board of Directors
  2. Director General
  3. Senior Management
  4. Staff

External

  1. Shareholding Companies
  2. Ministries
  3. Government
  4. Courts and Tribunals

Education & Qualifications

  1. Master of Law (LLB)
  2. Admitted Attorney

Experience:

  1. 8 years’ experience within a corporate environment in a legal position
  2. Experience and knowledge in the Kuwaiti legal system and institutions

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

Leadership

  1. Organization Building and Resourcing
  2. Decision Making
  3. Driving and Managing Change
  4. Building Partnerships
  5. Visioning and Alignment

Techno-functional

  1. Legal Compliance
  2. Collect and Interpret Information
  3. Regulatory and Compliance
  4. Research
  5. Risk Analysis & Management 
  6. Excellent English Language Skills ( preferably bilingual)
  7. Knowledge of Kuwait Labour law ( Private Sector) No. 6- 2010, and Social Security Law


Functional