KNEC Corporation Secretary Job Re-Advertisement

The Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) wishes to recruit a
self motivated and qualified professional for the following vacant

Corporation Secretary
KNEC Scale EC 14 
(One Post)
The Corporation Secretary will report to the Chief Executive Officer and will head Corporate Secretarial Services Division.


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advise and facilitate the effective provision of legal services as well as professional advice on governance issues to the Board and Management committees;
  • Provide corporate secretarial services to the Board and Management committees;
  • Implement Board policies and strategies as regards the legal function and advise the Board and Management on any legal implications likely to arise as a result of their decisions and actions;
  • Ensure the timely preparation and circulation of Committee and Board papers/minutes;
  • Keep custody of the Council assets Register, Corporation Seal and all legal documents and ensure that they conform to statutory requirements;
  • Monitor changes in corporate governance, relevant legislations and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action;
  • Prepare and interpret contracts for and on behalf of the Council including terms of engagement with private legal firms as well as undertaking arbitration and out-of-court settlements;
  • Liaise with external lawyers handling legal matters on behalf of KNEC and attend court hearings;
  • Facilitate orientation, training, development and appraisal of Board members, Chief Executive Officer and staff in Corporate Services Division;
  • Prepare and implement the budget, procurement plan and the Division’s performance management system;
  • Facilitate effective communication between KNEC and stakeholders.
Qualifications and Experience Required: 
  • Masters Degree in Law (LLM), or Public/Business Administration or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution; 
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree with minimum experience of six (6) years as an advocate of the High Court, three (3) years of which should have been at a senior position in large public or private organization; 
  • Certified Public Secretary – CPS (K) and a holder of current practicing certificate;
  • Candidates who have attended Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting
    not less than six (6) weeks will have an added advantage; 
  • Must meet requirements of Chapter six (6) and thirteen (13) of the Kenyan Constitution of 2010; 
  • Must have skills in Arbitration; 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of use of computer applications
Terms of Offer: The Council will offer a competitive remuneration package commensurate with seniority and responsibilities of the position.
Application Procedure
and suitably qualified candidates should forward their applications
enclosing certified copies of their academic and professional
certificates, detailed curriculum vitae giving details of day time
telephone contact, e-mail addresses, current remuneration (enclose copy
of your latest pay slip), names and valid current contacts of two
referees on or before February 12, 2016 to:

The Head of Human Resources Division
The Kenya National Examinations Council
P O Box 73598 – 00200

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will result to automatic disqualification.

All shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a psychometric test to be administered by the Council
KNEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and people with Disability are encouraged to apply

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Updated: February 2, 2016 — 2:32 am