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Vacancy: Company Secretary 

Our client Sovereign Group Limited is a group of companies that focuses on harnessing investment opportunities on local, regional and international levels. 

Over the years, the group has built an impressive investment portfolio in all major sectors of the economy within Kenya and the East African region. 

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the purpose of the job is to coordinate advice and ensure timely delivery of legal and Company Secretarial services to all of the group’s companies. 

This also includes acting as the point of contact / communication between the Board of Directors and shareholders, monitoring and ensuring compliance to all laws and policies where necessary as well as ensuring that Sovereign Group Limited maintains high standards of Corporate Governance

  • Providing or co-coordinating the secretarial services to the various Boards of Directors, including preparations for Board Meetings and issue of Agenda, Minutes, Reports, Resolutions, drawing and filing Statutory Returns and implementing Board directives for the group
  • Deal with correspondence and writing reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant stakeholders;
  • Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advise members of the legal and governance committees on accounting and tax implications of proposed policies;
  • Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, and take appropriate action;
  • Liaise with external regulators and advisors such as lawyers and auditors;
  • Develop and oversee the systems/processes that ensure Sovereign Group complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory requirements;
  • Commercial contract negotiation and management; supporting all functions in the business among others
  • Advising on employment/employee related matters and management of internal disputes between employees and the company to avert litigation; supporting the business during Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations and managing issues that may arise there from during their term to ensure the best interest of the company are achieved.
  • Providing leadership in Corporate Governance and the Company Code of Business Principles compliance, ensuring that the company and its employees are complying with internal policies, procedure and controls.
  • Management of all litigation for and against the company, including all accident, labour and insurance related matters
  • Management of the external legal counsel on the various panels who handle the litigation and other consultations on behalf of the companies.
  • Ensuring statutory and regulatory compliance in relation to the organization and operating entities in general.
  • Liaise with the Business Team Leaders to identify legal issues and risks and provide appropriate advice on the same.
  • Participate in various business teams to provide legal and business support where required.
  • Bachelors Degree in Law (LLB) and Certified Public Secretaries (CPS-K)
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya holding a valid practicing certificate.
  • At least 6 years post admission experience in a large organization with a strong commercial focus and a good appreciation of legal
  • A good working knowledge of Company Law and specifically the operations of the Nairobi Stock Exchange and the Capital Markets Authority in Kenya.  A good grasp of employment laws is good.
  • Working knowledge of public listed company procedures
  • Sound Legal and Company Secretarial knowledge and experience.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Good negotiation and leadership skills.
  • Superior communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commercial focus.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational & planning skills
How to Apply: 
Send your application including a cover letter indicating your desire to work with our client; a detailed CV highlighting relevant experience, details of current and expected salary, a daytime phone contact, email address, and the names of three professional referees by close of business Monday 17th August, 2015

Adept Systems
Management Consultants
P O Box 6416, Nairobi, GPO 00100

Only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please note that we do not charge fees for receiving or processing job applications. 

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