Assistant Director, Legal Services (Re-advertisement) Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

The job holder will play a key role in the execution of the Directorate’s programs and managing Board meetings by providing Company Secretarial Services. Developing, implementing and managing an organization’s compliance program. Coordinating with state regulations. Planning, implementing and overseeing risk-related programs. Creating and coordinating proper reporting channels for compliance issues.

Job Description
Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

  • Advising the Authority on all legal matters that may arise in the Authority’s operations;
  • Drawing and vetting of Contracts, agreements and other legal documents;
  • Following up on cases filed against the Authority and preparation of legal reports and opinions;
  • Assisting in developing, implementing and reviewing legal policies and procedures to ensure that they are in tandem with the existing legislation;
  • Negotiating for contracts;
  • Coordinating service providers in legal matters involving the Authority;
  • Initiating legal action on behalf of the Authority on recovery measures;
  • Undertaking legal research;
  • Advising the Authority on the legislation that affect the Road Sub-Sector and changes made thereof;
  • Providing Company Secretarial services to the Board through coordination of preparation of Board agenda and papers by Heads of Departments and Sections and arrangement of Board and Board Committee Meetings;
  • Attending Board meetings and communicating resolutions of the Board to the Heads of Departments and Sections for timely action;
  • Preparing Minutes of the Board in a timely manner and ensuring their circulation;
  • Keeping custody of the records of the Board and the preservation of original documents;
  • Monitoring compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements;
  • Providing of day to day legal and regulatory support to the functional areas covering general compliance queries and reviews; and
  • Liaising with external lawyers on all cases filed against the Authority to ensure instructions, witnesses and statements are procured on time;

Job Specifications

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: –

  • A minimum of eight (8) years and at least three (3) experience in supervisory role in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admitted as an advocate of the High Court Kenya;
  • Annual Practicing Certificate from the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Certificate of good standing from the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Certified Public Secretary (K) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution;

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Leadership skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Negotiation skills 

How To Apply

All candidates who meet the requirements detailed in the Job Specifications should apply online using the provided link accessible via the KeNHA Website by close of business on Monday, 15th July 2024 at 5:00 pm.

KeNHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality within the organization and therefore encourages persons with disability, women and those from marginalized areas to apply. Applicants with disability are requested to indicate their status on the application link for ease of identification.

Prospective candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya and shall be required to present the following documents during the interview.

  • Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Clearance Certificate
  • Kenya Revenue Authority Tax Compliance Certificate
  • Higher Education Loans Board Clearance Certificate or proof of ongoing repayments
  • Certificate of Good Conduct issued by National Police Service
  • Certificate of Clearance from the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

The above documents will not be required at the point of application.

The terms of appointment for the above positions shall be on Permanent & Pensionable Terms of Service:

Applications without the relevant qualifications will not be considered. Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) on to apply