Corporation Secretary and Director (Legal Services) Job in Kenya


Job Specifications.

Reporting to the Director General, the Corporation Secretary and Director, Legal Affairs shall be responsible for provision of legal advice, undertaking the Board Secretarial function, legislative drafting, legal drafting, litigation, ensuring statutory compliance and offering contract advisory services.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: –

Assist in the provision of Board Secretarial services to the Board

Advise on Corporate Governance within the organization;

In liaison with the Director General, ensure timely preparation and circulation of Board papers;

Take Minutes, during Board meetings;

Ensure Board members are knowledgeable of relevant laws;

Communication to management of Board resolutions for implementation;

Development and implementation of Capacity building programmes for the Board of Directors;

Custodian of Board documents as, Board Minute Books, Board policy documents, Board register of Conflict of Interest Authority seal and register of Board attendance;

Development and implementation of the Board operational documents as Board Charter Board Committee charters, Board Work Plan and Code of Conduct and Ethics;

Facilitate induction of Board members, annual Board evaluation and Governance audit;

Oversee the provision of legal advice to the Authority;

Manage the function of advise on statutory compliance;

Manage the litigation function of the Authority;

Manage legal/legislative drafting; (xv) Coordinate the activities of the directorate;

In liaison with relevant directorates and departments ensure capacity building of staff within the directorate;

Oversee the receipt of court processes on behalf of the Authority;

Develop preventive legal strategies for management of disputes;

Manage the legal support in preparation of legal documents, contracts, leases and other related documents;

Custodial function of key legal documents within the Authority; and

Other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

Person Specifications.

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

Bachelor of Laws Degree from a university recognized in Kenya;

Master’s Degree in Law or equivalent qualification in Social Science from an institution recognized in Kenya;

Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education (CLE);

Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

Certified Public Secretary, Kenya (CPSK) or its equivalent;

Membership of the Law Society of Kenya and Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK);

Minimum twelve (12) years equivalent work experience with at least five (5) years in management role in a position in the Public Service or in the Private Sector;

Attended a Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks;

Proficiency in computer applications; (x) Demonstrated competence in work performance and results; and

Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should email their duly signed application letter, updated curriculum vitae indicating names of at least three (3) professional referees, copies of academic and professional certificates

MUST be certified by the issuing Institution and a copy of national identification card or passport in PDF format to email with job title and job reference as the subject of the email, on or before 28th June 2024. Please see below the detailed job descriptions and person specifications for the above listed job positions.

The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:

The Director General
Kenya Rural Roads Authority
P.O Box 48151-00100
Nairobi, Kenya.

Succesful candidates MUST satisfy the requirements of Leadership and Integrity set out in Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 and shall be required to present the following documents before offer of employment:-

Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);

Certificate of clearance from the Higher Education Loans Boards (HELB);

Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI);

Duly filled and stamped Self-Declaration/Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and

A clearance Certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Please note that HARD COPY APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.