Senior Manager, Legal and Risk

Reporting to the Managing Director KCB Investment Bank Ltd, the role acts as an advisor to the investment banking team as regards Legal, risk and governance aspects of the business with a view of ensuring implementation of all regulatory and internal controls.


Key Responsibilities

  • Review deal structures and offer legal advice to the Investment Banking team to facilitate best business, legal and governance practice.
  • Ensure that all regulatory, legal and other aspects of deals/transactions are in place before a deal is transacted.
  • Review all subsidiary’s contracts to ensure business needs are met and risks averted/mitigated. 
  • Policy review and development on a needs basis.
  • Implement and embed processes for defining, assessing, measuring, monitoring, and reporting risks for the subsidiary and support areas in consultation with the Managing Director.
  • Monitor all operational, market and credit risk aspects for the KCB Investment Bank as a subsidiary of the KCB Group 
  • Ensure that all reports regarding the above risks are submitted in a timely manner where they are required by either the Executive Director of the subsidiary, Group Functions, Chief Risk Officer, Market Risk Officer or Company Secretary 
  • Report all key exceptions that are not corrected to Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer, Company Secretary and Internal Audit. 
  • Daily, weekly and monthly production and distribution of Risk and Compliance Reports to both the Managing Director of KCB Investment Bank and Group Head of Market Risk. Further on a weekly basis prepare the same for the Group Head of Operational Risk and a Quarterly Report to Chief Risk Officer and Director Internal Audit 
  • Liaise with internal/external auditors and regulators where appropriate.
  • Support the Managing Director to ensure compliance with the Group Compliance Policies, Accounting and Operating Procedures and Codes including Money Laundering.

The Person

  • For the above position, the successful applicant should have the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree in law required.
  • Professional Qualifications - CPA(K) or equivalent required
  • Master’s Degree, Business or Related Field
  • Total Minimum No of Years’ Experience Required 8 years of experience.
  • Risk Management: Ability to think through a situation, anticipate business risks and develop adequate mitigating risk management controls – 7 years required.
  • Knowledge of operations of the Capital Markets Authority, Nairobi Security Exchange and Central Depository Settlement Corporation – 7 years required.
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment – 7 years required.
  • Have thorough understanding of Capital Markets products and services – 7 years required.
  • Experience and relationships with Capital Markets regulatory authorities – 7 years required.


The above position is a demanding role for which the Bank will provide a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the criteria given above, please log in to our Recruitment portal and submit your application with a detailed CV.


To be considered your application must be received by Friday 15th September 2023.

Qualified candidates with disability are encouraged to apply.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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Uploaded: 2023-09-08 00:00:00 Deadline: 2023-09-15 00:00:00 Reference Number: 1404