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Council Secretary Job in Kenya

The University of Nairobi is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the position of Council Secretary

The Secretary reports to the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for efficient legal, advisory and secretariat services of the Council.
Minimum Requirements:
For appointment to the position of Council Secretary, a person shall:
  • Be a holder of a Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) Degree or its equivalent.
  • A Masters Degree in Law or Business Administration will be an added advantage.
  • Have a Diploma in Law (Kenya School of Law).
  • Have a Certified Public Secretary (CPS) and be a full member of ICPS (K).
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Have 10 (ten) years experience, 3 (three) of which should have been at a management level in a large Corporation as Board Secretary.
  • Have strong analytical and organization skills.
  • Be computer literate and familiar with standard office computer applications.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The University Secretary is responsible for:
  • Serving as Secretary to Council and all its committees.
  • Supporting all Council members so they can fulfill their responsibilities.
  • Working with the Vice-Chancellor to ensure that Council meetings and business is conducted satisfactorily.
  • Consulting and keeping the Vice-Chancellor informed on all key matters relating to Council business.
  • Working with the Council Committee Chairs to ensure that their meetings and business is conducted satisfactorily.
  • Providing Council with guidance about its responsibilities under the University Act, Charter, Statutes and on how these responsibilities should be discharged.
  • Obtaining such legal and other advice as is requested by Council.
  • Advising and alerting where appropriate Council Members, in respect to any matters where conflict, potential or real, may occur between the Council and the Vice-Chancellor.
  • Ensuring that Council and its committees adopt best practice.
  • Managing the communication of Council business to staff, students and other stake holders.
  • Setting good practice standards for the operation of Council committees and reviewing their effectiveness.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned by the Vice-Chancellor.
How to apply:
1. Each application shall be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae, Copies of Relevant Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card or Passport, Testimonials, and other relevant supporting documents.
2. Applicants must also submit the following:
a. Clearance from Kenya Revenue Authority
b. Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board
c. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
d. Certificate of Conduct from Criminal Investigation Department
3. Applicants should submit ten (10) hard copies of their applications which should clearly be marked “Application for the position of Council Secretary”
4. Applications must be submitted on or before 11th December, 2015.
5. Applications should be addressed to the 

University of Nairobi, 
P.O. Box 30197, 00100 

 The University of Nairobi is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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