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Corporation Secretary Job in Kenya

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport.
Our Mission is “to develop, regulate, and manage a safe, efficient and effective Civil Aviation System in Kenya” with a Vision “to be a model of Excellence in Civil Aviation”.
The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following position:
Corporation Secretary
Ref: No. CS/01/11
Department / Section: Corporation Secretary

Reports To: Director General / Board of Directors

Job Purpose
To advise and support management and the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority Board on all corporate issues pertaining to legal and regulatory framework
Scope of work / duties / responsibilities
§  Prepare and organize Board Meetings in compliance with all the laws, regulations and procedures, including the Agenda, Board papers, records and Board Minutes, as well as, other Board documents including Notifications and to ensure that Board members receive the documentation for the meeting in a timely manner.
§  Keep safe custody of Minutes of the Board, the Corporation’s seal and other Board documentation.
§  Coordinate the submission of timely replies by the Authority to Parliamentary questions that touch on the mandate and operations of the Authority.
§  Provide professional guidance to the Authority’s Board, Management and staff on compliance with good corporate governance practice.
§  Assist the Director General in all legal matters pertaining to the Authority and plan, co-ordinate and oversee advice and guidance given by the legal office of the Authority to the Board, Management and staff of the Authority, with a view to ensuring compliance with the laws, regulations and procedures relevant to the mandate and operations of the Authority.
§  Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the Director General.
§  Bachelors degree in law
§  Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
§  Registered Certified Public Secretary
§  A relevant Masters degree will be an added advantage
§  A Diploma in Air Law will be an added advantage
§  Five years experience in Company/Corporate Law
§  Experience in the aviation sector and/or as a legal practitioner will be an advantage
Knowledge and skills
§  Strong legal and regulatory background relevant to the industry
§  Verbal and written communication / reporting skills to state legal issues clearly and concisely to different audiences
§  Ability to demonstrate high level of professional standards and ethics
§  Ability to manage and develop a team of professionals
§  Ability to proactively identify legal and regulatory issues that impact on KCAA’s business units in the short and long term
Interested candidates are requested to send: Application letter quoting Job Reference No. on both envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and detailed CV indicating current salary and expected salary (except for graduate trainees), day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 22nd September 2011.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex Building – JKIA
P.O Box 30163 – 00100
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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