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Company Secretary Job in Kenya

A well established financial institution with a countrywide coverage wishes to recruit a suitable person for the following position:

Company Secretary 
Ref: HR/CS/01/2015
Three Years Renewable Contract (Once)
Job Purpose: To handle litigation, arbitrations /court cases by instructing and liaising with external advocates to ensure the company does not incur, or mitigate against losses from suits.

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Chief Executive Officer by ensuring that the Board adheres to all legal requirements that govern business operations.

He/ She will provide Legal support to management and Business Units.
Main Duties
  • Ensure full compliance with the law, legislative issues, policies and procedures as stipulated by the statutes with a deep understanding of the competition and economic regulatory legislation in Kenya and the region.
  • Oversee the preparation, vetting and negotiation of contracts, formal agreements and other legal instruments to meet the laid down requirements for execution.
  • Ensure safe custody of the Fund’s instruments and documents such as organization seal, charged documents and suit papers, and ensure confidentiality and privacy of all legal data of the organization
  • Coordinate the preparation of agendas of Board of directors and implementation of action points
  • Conduct legal research, investigations, preparation of witness for pre-trial and hearing, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs and opinions as well as develop effective defense strategies, arguments and testimony in preparation of legal proceeding of cases in liaison with external lawyers.
  • Instruct external lawyers to ensure that the company’s interests are adequately and promptly represented.
  • Prepare, compile and maintain the requisite case management reports for the various committees within the company.
  • Represent the company in courts, tribunals, arbitrations and other legal matters and to ensure the company does not incur losses.
  • Peruse and interpret legislation and other legal instruments and advise the company accordingly
Qualifications/ Experience
  • Must have a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized university and be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a current practicing certificate.
  • Must be a qualified Certified Public Secretary (CPS K).
  • A master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • At least 8 years practical work experience in a busy Public/Private organization, 3 years of which should be in a senior management level.
  • Experience in a Banking/Financial/Commercial institution will be an added advantage.
Job Specification (Expected Skills / Attributes)
The incumbent will be required to possess the following attributes:
  • Must be analytical with good management skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be self-motivated with strong interpersonal skills
  • Must have strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of provisions of the Banking Act, Central Bank of Kenya, Capital Markets Authority, and The Companies Act
  • Knowledge of developments in legal practice and statutory amendments that are likely to have an impact on the Company’s operations
Those fulfilling the requirements of the positions should submit their applications together with a detailed C.V and all relevant testimonials, stating their current position, email address and telephone contacts.

The applicants should submit clearance certificates from:
  1. Higher Education Loans Board
  2. Credit Reference Bureau
  3. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
  4. Certificate of Good conduct from the CID
All applications are expected to quote the reference number on the envelop and provide postal telephones and email contacts of three references to be received by 12th June 2015.

DNA 1820
P.O. Box 49010-00100

TS No. 2216
P.O. Box 49990-00100

Potential male and female candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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