Transactional Attorney

  • PATH
  • Nairobi County, Kenya
  • Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Full time Legal

Job Description



  • Draft a wide range of agreements including memorandums of understanding with government agencies and other project stakeholders, public-private partnership collaboration agreements, collaborative research and development agreements, clinical study agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, license agreements, commercialization agreements, services agreements and other technology-supportive third party agreements.
  • Provide legal consultation for PATH’s Office of Grants and Contracts team regarding grants/awards and subordinate agreements managed and prepared by that group.
  • Collaborate with program team members and the Office of Grants and Contracts to negotiate agreement terms that align with PATH’s mission, policies and effective stewardship of PATH’s resources.
  • Work with program teams to establish strong public-private partnerships serving the mission of PATH.
  • Manage scope and interaction with outside counsel in coordination with PATH Senior Counsel and program leaders as appropriate.
  • Ensure cost-effective provision of legal services in a timely and effective manner.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Laws and Postgraduate Diploma in Laws (or equivalent degrees), with license to practice law in Kenya preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, particularly in English (French desirable).
  • Minimum of five years of experience, preferably including with multinational or international organizations, regarding technology or life sciences collaborations (involving pharmaceutical, biotech, or biomedical firms preferred).
  • Substantial transactional experience drafting and negotiating agreements involving complex collaborations and technology.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to provide sound practical legal advice.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively with aptitude for addressing ambiguity.
  • In depth understanding of intellectual property driven transactions (related to the pharma/life science practice preferred).
  • Self-starter who collaborates effectively and efficiently within and across groups.
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly convey legal concepts and language to non-lawyers.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environment.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 5 to 10%.