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Corporation Secretary / Chief Legal Services Officer

Closing: Apr 9, 2024

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Published: Mar 27, 2024 (29 days ago)

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Requirements

  • Masters of Law (LL.M) from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree qualification from a recognized university;
  • Diploma in Law from the Kenya school of law;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • At least ten (10) years’ relevant work experience of which (5) years should be at a senior management level;
  • Valid Advocates Practicing Certificate;
  • Valid Certified Public Secretaries Certificate /Certified Secretaries Certificate;
  • Certified Public Secretary of Kenya or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Be a member of good standing with the relevant professional bodies;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilled requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution;

Key competencies and other skills

  • Strategic thinking.
  • Possess high levels of integrity, ethical standards and professionalism.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Analytical skills;
  • Emotional intelligence;
  • Independence and objectivity

Interested candidates may access the detailed job specification, duties and responsibilities for the position and the experience required on our website www.agrifinance.org. Interested candidates are to apply via hard copy application to be dropped at MD’s office on 7th floor, Development House, Moi Avenue, Nairobi or if by post to be received on or before the closing date.

The application shall include an updated curriculum vitae including three referees, current telephone contacts, copies of certificates and testimonials and be addressed as below.

Application Deadline: Friday 19th April 2024 at 5:00pm

Note: The successful candidate shall be required to provide the following documents in compliance with chapter six of the constitution:

  • • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Agricultural Finance Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability are encouraged to apply. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

The Managing DirectorAgricultural Finance CorporationP.O BOX 30367-00100, NAIROBI


Responsibilities

Requirements

  • Masters of Law (LL.M) from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree qualification from a recognized university;
  • Diploma in Law from the Kenya school of law;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • At least ten (10) years’ relevant work experience of which (5) years should be at a senior management level;
  • Valid Advocates Practicing Certificate;
  • Valid Certified Public Secretaries Certificate /Certified Secretaries Certificate;
  • Certified Public Secretary of Kenya or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Leadership course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Be a member of good standing with the relevant professional bodies;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilled requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution;

Key competencies and other skills

  • Strategic thinking.
  • Possess high levels of integrity, ethical standards and professionalism.
  • Negotiation skills.
  • Analytical skills;
  • Emotional intelligence;
  • Independence and objectivity

Interested candidates may access the detailed job specification, duties and responsibilities for the position and the experience required on our website www.agrifinance.org. Interested candidates are to apply via hard copy application to be dropped at MD’s office on 7th floor, Development House, Moi Avenue, Nairobi or if by post to be received on or before the closing date.

The application shall include an updated curriculum vitae including three referees, current telephone contacts, copies of certificates and testimonials and be addressed as below.

Application Deadline: Friday 19th April 2024 at 5:00pm

Note: The successful candidate shall be required to provide the following documents in compliance with chapter six of the constitution:

  • • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

Agricultural Finance Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and people living with disability are encouraged to apply. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

The Managing DirectorAgricultural Finance CorporationP.O BOX 30367-00100, NAIROBI


Board Secretarial Duties:

  • Provide Secretarial Services to the Board and its Committees;
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of Board Induction and Capacity Building Programmes;
  • Prepare and manage Board Work Plans;
  • Facilitate Annual Board Evaluation;
  • Facilitate Governance Audits;
  • Initiate the development and implementation of Board Charters, Terms of Reference and the Code of Conduct and Ethics;
  • Prepare and circulate Board papers in liaison with the Managing Director;
  • Custodian of the Corporation securities, agreements, minutes, titles and other legal instruments; Custodian of the Corporation Seal and Register.
  • Maintain and update the Register of Conflict of Interest;
  • Establish and manage the Shares Register for the Corporation’s subsidiaries, joint venture vehicles and other organs as required;

Legal Duties:

  • Interpret and advise the Corporation on all matters relating to the law;
  • Initiate the formulation, implementation and review of the Corporation's policies, procedures and regulations and strategies on litigation and other relevant regulations;
  • Oversee the design and implementation and review of legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant departments, divisions and units; ensuring that the Corporation complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements;
  • Liaise with the Attorney General on all litigation matters;
  • Issue instructions to agreement and contract defaulters;
  • Carry out investigation on legal and other fraud issues affecting the Corporation;
  • Oversee the preparation of legal opinions on matters relating to legal notices;
  • Coordinate the perfection of the Corporation’s securities; and
  • Coordinate the preparation and processing of legal notices and any other gazette notice ;


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