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Corporation Secretary

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The Institute seeks to recruit a Corporation Secretary reporting to the Director / C.E.O., the Corporation Secretary shall be responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Institute, including issues of property management, insurance, criminal proceedings, rendering legal advice to the Council and the Director on any legal actions to be initiated and/ or defending the interests of the institute.
Advising managers on day to day legal problems connected with KIMC regulations
For appointment to this grade an officer must have:
  • Served in the grade of a Senior Legal officer in Public Service or in a comparable position in the Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Law degree from a recognized University;
  • Master’s degree in law or Social Sciences;
  • Experience with at least 4 Years at Senior Management;
  • An advocate of the High court with valid practicing certificate;
  • A member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries;
  • Computer literacy of standard office computer applications;
  • Demonstrated integrity, managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance;
  • Ability to work under pressure;

Responsibilities

The Detailed Responsibilities of the Corporation Secretary shall include but not limited to:-
  • Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.
  • Assist the Board in carrying out the following:
    • Board induction
    • Updating the Board and Committee Charters
    • Preparation of Board Work Plans
    • Board Evaluation
    • Governance audit
    • Implementation of Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Ensuring the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers.
  • Responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Institute, including issues of Property Management, Insurance, Criminal and Civil proceedings.
  • Rendering professional legal advice to the Director for any Legal action to be initiated and/or defending the interests of the Institute.
  • Advising Management on day-to-day legal matters connected with the Institute’s operations.
  • Ensure timely circulation of Council Minutes.
  • Be the custodian of the seal of the organization and other Legal Instruments and account to the Board for their use.
  • Updating the Board and Committee Charters.
  • Ensure that the Board Members are aware of all relevant laws relating to the Institute.
  • Advising the Council on Corporate and Legal Affairs and matters of Corporate Governance.
  • Perform any other relevant responsibilities assigned by the Director/C.E.O.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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