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Corporation Secretary Job

Corporation Secretary 

REF:BKB/HR/CS/09/2012-2013

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Corporation Secretary will be responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Board, carry out administrative and secretarial duties for Board of Directors and give legal advice to the Board to ensure that it is legally protected and that it adheres to all legal requirements.

Key Responsibilities:-
  • Attend Board meetings and take minutes; ensure that the minutes are ready and distributed in good time to allow timely implementation of approved matters;
  • Follow up implementation of policies and decisions of the Board of Directors;
  • Advise the Board of Directors on matters related to corporate governance, laws, regulations and ethics to ensures that all legal risks are identified and properly managed;
  • Prepare the Schedule of Board and Committee Meetings for the year and prepare the agenda for these meetings in liaison with the Chief Executive Officer and Committee chairpersons;
  • Coordinate the consolidation of Board's Annual Reports and ensure that statutory deadlines are met and that the statutory and regulatory disclosures are validated in line with corporate governance standards and practices in the Board;
  • Handle all Board matters including arranging for traveling, training and consultations;
  • Manage all contractual obligations that the Board enters into;
  • Represent the institution in all legal matters and participate in the selection and management of legal advisors;
  • Arrange for legal audits and ensure that all recommendations arising thereof are implemented;
  • Interpret the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and all laws that affect the organization on behalf of management and the Board;
  • Liaise with all departments to ensure that Board and Committee papers are prepared and dispatched on time to Board members before scheduled meetings;
  • Ensure full implementation of the Quality Management System within the Legal department;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the CEO and/or the Board of Directors.
Key qualifications:
  • A Bachelors degree in Law, Business Administration or equivalent;
  • Post graduate qualifications in Law or Certified Company Secretary (CPS (K);
  • Seven (7) years relevant work experience in similar position in a reputable organization;
  • Fully qualified/registered member of a relevant professional body (e.g. LSK, ICPSK.
Competencies and attributes:-
  • Professional integrity, results oriented and self driven, with ability to work independently and adhere to strict deadlines;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information and ensure absolute discretion and sensitivity to confidential matters
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven track-record of personal initiative, enthusiasm and ability to multi-task;
  • Excellent communication, writing and reporting skills;
If you can clearly demonstrate your ability to meet the set criteria for the above positions, please visit our website www.brandkenya.go.ke, download and complete the Application (Bio-data Form) and submit your application online with copies of professional and academic certificates and any other testimonials.

In addition, state current position and remuneration, email, day time contacts and names and contacts of three (3) referees. 

Please quote the position and reference number on the application letter and envelope.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the positions will be negotiated with the right candidates.

The successful candidates will work on permanent and pensionable terms subject to satisfactory performance of the roles and responsibilities. 


All applications with copies of relevant supporting documents must be sent to the address below not later than Friday, 7th June 2013.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Brand Kenya Board,
NHIF, Building 4th Floor, Upper Hill, Nairobi
P.O Box 40500 - 00100
Tel: +254 2 271 5236/7;

Brand Kenya Board is an equal opportunity employer and our policy is to seek and employ individuals who are qualified by job related standards of education, vocational, training and experience.

All appointments will be made on the basis of ability best demonstrated by recognized qualification, training, experience and recruits must be people who can be trained to work in a manner that will contribute to the effectiveness and objectives of the Board.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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