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Manager Legal & Company Secretary Job in Kenya

Kenya Industrial Estates is a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises established in 1967 with the mandate of promoting industrialization through indigenous enterprise development in the country. 
 
To achieve this mandate, the company provides Industrial Parks, medium to long term financing, and business advisory / training services.

The company plans to fill the following positions with a view to effectively discharge on its mandate:

Job Title: Manager Legal & Company Secretary 

Reporting Relationships 

Reports to: Managing Director 

Job Purpose:- 

a) The position is responsible for legal matters pertain to the company in ensuring that the business operations of the Company are undertaken and mitigating the Company’s inherent exposure in contracts and documents relating to its business; resolving disputes affecting the Company using the systems provided in law; 

b) Rendering professional legal to the Board of Directors on Corporate and Legal affairs and matters of corporate governance, making Administrative arrangement for board meetings, preparing agenda and board papers and ensuring all board members receive agenda before scheduled meetings and within stipulated timelines.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
  • The position is responsible for legal matters pertain to the company , including issues of property management, insurance of company assets, covenanting and perfection of securities;
  • Ensure diligent preparation and assessment of loan documentations for the generated loans (loan documents i.e. loan agreements, charges, deeds of guarantee (etc.);
  • Represent the organization in all issues requiring legal address, claims, defamation, legal suits etc.
  • Rendering professional legal advise to the management i.e.procurement committee and advise on aspects of public procurement law and the board for any legal action to be initiated and / or defending the interest of the company thereof;
  • Advising KIE on the legal aspects of day-to-day administrative matters or problems connected with the company’s legal regulations;
  • Advising the board of directors on corporate and legal affairs and matters of corporate governance;
  • Arranging and conducting periodic special meetings of the board, preparing agenda and board papers and ensuring all board members receive agenda before scheduled meetings and within stipulated timelines;
  • Store legal instruments related to the organization i.e. contracts, leases, logbooks, agreements etc.
  • Making administrative arrangement for board meetings e.g. accommodation, flight transport arrangements, bookings and ensuring provision of what will be required;
  • Initiating and progressing the enactment of the legislation proposed by the authority.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution (LLB) degree;
  • Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya for a minimum of 4-5 years;
  • Registered Member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (ICPSK);
  • Current practicing certificate;
  • Served as a Company Secretary (CS), for minimum period of 2 years;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
How to Apply:-
 
Those employees who meet the job requirements as detailed in the advert are encouraged to apply. 

Applications must be accompanied by current curriculum vitae, giving details of educational and professional qualifications and addressed to the undersigned.

Applicants Must also indicate their current and expected salaries. 

The applications should be received not later than 11th November 2016.

HR & Administration Manager,
Kenya Industrial Estates Ltd,
P.O. Box 78029-00507, 
Nairobi.
 
Email: hr@kie.co.ke

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

NB: KIE is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and Gender Equity.

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