Corporation Secretary and Director Legal Services Job in Kenya - Communications Authority of Kenya

Corporation Secretary and Director Legal Services

Ref. D/CS/LS/2023

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director General, the Corporation Secretary and Director Legal Services will serve as the principal legal advisor to the Authority.

This role requires a strong background in corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and legal affairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing legal guidance, ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, managing legal risks, and overseeing the company’s secretarial functions.

Provide legal advice and guidance to the Authority’s senior management, Board of Directors, the Universal Service Advisory Council and other stakeholders on legal and governance matters.

Ensure compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and industry codes, including the Kenya Information and Communications Act, and other applicable legislation.

Establish and manage the Authority’s Register of Codes, Regulations, Rules, Guidelines, Bylaws and Treaties, while ensuring consistency with each other, and compliance with theNational and County legal frameworks

Monitor and analyze legislative and regulatory developments impacting the communications sector and provide recommendations and updates to the organization.

Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of legal agreements, contracts, and legal documents, ensuring their accuracy, legality, and compliance with internal policies and procedures.

Manage legal risks, develop risk mitigation strategies, and implement effective legal compliance programs.

Oversee the company secretarial functions, including preparing and maintaining corporate records, organizing Board and committee meetings, and ensuring compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Develop and implement governance policies and procedures, ensuring adherence to corporate governance principles and best practices.

Coordinate with external legal counsel and manage relationships with external stakeholders, including government agencies, industry bodies, and legal advisors.

Conduct legal research and analysis to support decision-making processes and provide recommendations on legal and regulatory issues.

Handle and manage legal disputes, including managing litigation, alternative dispute resolution processes, and settlements.

Collaborate with internal departments and provide legal support and advice on commercial transactions, procurement, intellectual property, and data protection matters.

Stay updated on legal and regulatory developments in the communications industry andprovide training and awareness programs to internal stakeholders to ensure compliance.

Lead and manage a team of legal professionals, providing leadership, guidance, and professional development opportunities.


Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized university.

Postgraduate degree in Law or relevant field.

Admission to the Kenyan Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holder of a current practicing certificate.

Membership to the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya.

Minimum of 12 years of experience in legal practice, preferably in a regulatory or corporate environment and at least four (4) years in a management role position in the public service or private sector.

Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution (2010)

How to Apply

The Authority offers a competitive package in line with its Human Resource Policies and Procedures and Public Service Guidelines.

Director level appointments shall be for a five (5) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory
performance while the position of Deputy Director Human Resource Management shall be for three (3) years. The rest of the positions will be on permanent and pensionable terms.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on[1]us/careers/
Documents to be submitted by the applicants
Applications should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following documents: –

Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).

Certificate of Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

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

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

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

The Self-Declaration form from the EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted for interviews.
Submission of Applications
The application letter indicating the specific position and reference number should be addressed to:

The Director General
Communications Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 14448
Nairobi 00800.

Applicants are invited to submit applications via email address: by Friday, 23rd June, 2023 at 5.00 p.m. East Africa Time.
The Authority is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Kenyans including Persons Living with Disabilities are encouraged to apply