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Secretary Job in Nairobi Kenya

Sameer Africa Limited, a leading manufacturer and provider of tyres and tyre solutions, with offices in Nairobi and with operations within the COMESA region has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and resourceful candidate to fill the position of Company Secretary.
Main purpose of the job

Reporting to the managing director and the board, the incumbent will be responsible for providing strategic legal advice with the aim of enhancing good governance and compliance with set laws and regulations.

Among others, key accountabilities will include:-
  • Ensuring compliance and adherence to statutory requirements and corporate policies and procedures
  • Organizing and preparing minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings
  • Liaising and communicating with the board and shareholders and maintaining statutory books including registers of members, directors and secretaries
  • Liaising with the company’s share registrars on member services including updating, communication and preparation for annual and any special general meetings
  • Managing the company’s litigation cases in liaison with external lawyers and offering legal advice and recommendations on a wide range of business areas
  • Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and recommending appropriate action
  • Liaising with external regulators and advisors ensuring proper, timely and cost- effective advice is available
  • Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory obligations
  • Reporting on company procedures and developments and is the custodian of all business contracts, company seals and other legal instruments
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized institution
  • An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with current advocate’s Practicing Certificate;
  • Must be a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and a member of ICPSK
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience, four (4) of which should have been as a company secretary in a commercial environment
  • Sound understanding of the regulatory environment with respect to the statutory and regulatory authorities
  • Excellent knowledge of corporate, regulatory and company law, rules and norms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
Interested candidates should forward applications and detailed CV’s through or the following address by 15th June, 2013, indicating telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be a current or previous employer. 

The position title should be clearly indicated as the subject of the application.
The Managing Director
Sameer Africa Limited
P.O. Box 30429- 00100, 

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