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Director,Corporation Secretary & Legal Services

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  1. Have a minimum of ten (10) years minimum related work experience with at least three (3) years of which must have been at a management position either in public or private sector.;
  2. Master's Degree in Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
  3. Have a Degree in Law from a recognized university;
  4. Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  5. Have a Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  6. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  7. Have a current law practicing certificate;
  8. Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK);
  9. Be a Member, Law Society of Kenya (LSK); and
  10. Leadership course lasting not less than 6 weeks

Responsibilities

i. Developing and reviewing relevant regulatory Legal frameworks for the better implementation of the Boards mandate;
ii. Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Board through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
iii. Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Board in courts or other judicial authorities;
iv. Providing guidance on corporate governance practices to the Board and all employees;
v. Advising the Board and Management on all legal matters;
vi. Overseeing the Boards compliance with statutory and other regulatory requirements;
vii. Overseeing the formulation and implementation of strategies on litigation, prosecution and arbitration;
viii. Coordinating all litigation, arbitration and prosecution in liaison with the Attorney General's Chambers, Government Ministries and external lawyers in various litigation as required;
ix. Developing preventive legal strategies aimed at forestalling disputes, controversies and litigation;
x. Overseeing the provision of legal support to the draw up of the legal documents, contract leases and other related documents;
xi. Overseeing representation of the Board before the Courts and other Tribunals;
xii. Coordinating the review of laws, by-laws and regulations relating to the Board;
xiii. Overseeing research on emerging legal issues and advising the Board accordingly;
xiv. Overseeing the development and maintenance of an updated case registers;
xv. Managing implementation of the Directorates deliverables in realization of the Boards Strategic Plan and Performance Contract;
xvi. Coordinates the development of the Directorates work plans, progress reports and budgets;
xvii. Managing the implementation of legal risk mitigation measures and updating of the Directorates Enterprise Risk Register;
xviii. Overseeing capacity building as well as development of staff in the Directorate;
xix. Coordinate the drafting, negotiating and vetting of contracts, MOUs, leases and other legal documents; Ensuring effective and efficient management of agreements and contracts;
xx. Monitoring and ensuring compliance with legal framework, agreements and contracts;
xxi. Coordinating all conveyancing activities and keeping custody of title documents;
xxii. Coordinating the conduct of legal audit to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements and advise on need for revision of the same;
xxiii. Organize the new Board's induction as well as creation of awareness to the requirements of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with legal statutes/legislation;
xxiv. Providing Board corporate secretarial services;
xxv. Preparing and maintaining proper records of Boards proceedings and being the custodian of Board documents such as, Board minute Books, Board policy documents, Board's register of Conflict of interest and register of Board meetings attendance;
xxvi. Coordinating annual Board evaluation and governance audits;
xxvii. Enforcing the implementation of the Mwongozo Code of Conduct and Ethics;
xxviii. Keeping safe custody of the Board Seal and security documents;
xxix. Draft and facilitate gazzettement of legal notices issued by the Board;

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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