Legal Counsel

Position Overview:

In this role, you will provide legal advice and strategic counsel within a broad scope of areas including: HR policies and procedures; employment contracts; workers compensation; labour relations; dependent and independent contractor relationships; litigation management; privacy matters; digital applications with respect to employment matters; employee discipline; terminations of employment; employment standards; human rights; immigration, occupational health and safety.

Although the primary focus of this position will be focused on employment related matters, other duties and responsibilities may include advising on, and drafting and negotiating general commercial contracts, including vendor contracts, NDAs and those related to IT and digital products or services.


5+ years of experience in employment and labour law
Preference for those having worked both in-house and in private practice
Outstanding analytical, drafting, communication and negotiation skills
A demonstrated practical approach to managing and resolving workplace issues
Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
An understanding of the application of IT and digital platforms in the workplace
Ability to work collaboratively across various legal and business teams
Effectively manage relationships with external counsel
Member in good standing with the Kenyan Law Society


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About Sama

Sama formerly known as Samasource is a training-data company, focusing on annotating data for artificial intelligence algorithms. The company offers image, video and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including automotive, navigation, augmented reality, virtual reality, biotechnology, agriculture, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Sama's mission is to expand opportunity for low-income individuals through the digital economy. One of the first organizations to engage in impact sourcing, Sama trains workers in basic computer skills and pays a local living wage for their labor.