KETRACO Company Secretary / Senior Manager (Legal Services) Job in Kenya

The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a
100% state-owned corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under
the Company’s Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the
Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy. 
The Mandate of
the Company is to plan, design, construct, operate and maintain high
voltage electricity transmission infrastructure, the National
Electricity Transmission Grid and Regional Interconnectors.
KETRACO’s Vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading inter-connector in Africa.

Mission of the Company is to build and operate a national electricity
transmission network that is reliable, efficient, effective, safe and
environment-friendly through innovative and best practices; and to
promote regional power trade for socio-economic development.
achieve the above mandate, KETRACO has so far completed and
commissioned 1,115.5km of transmission lines with 5000km committed and
on-going projects. 
The Company has an asset base of over
Kshs. 77 Billion. In addition, and to increase access to electricity,
KETRACO plans to construct additional 7000km of transmission lines in
the next five years.
In order to meet the planned growth and
improve access to electricity in Kenya, the Board of Directors of
KETRACO now wish to identify and recruit a capable officer to fill the
following Management position:
Company Secretary / Senior Manager, Legal Services 
(1 Post)

KETRACO/5/1C/40/90/Vol I – B
Reporting to the Managing Director, the Company Secretary/Senior Manager Legal Services is responsible for ensuring that KETRACO complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of Corporate Governance.
The jobholder will act as a link between the Board of Directors and the principal shareholder (Government), reporting in a timely and accurate manner on statutory procedures and developments.
Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:-
  • Overseeing the formulation, implementation and review of the Organization’s laws, by-laws, strategies on litigation and other relevant regulations and risk management, records and property management;
  • Ensuring that the Company complies with statutory obligations and other regulatory requirements;
  • Liaising with the Attorney General on all litigation matters;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient management of agreements and contracts;
  • Carrying out investigation on legal issues affecting the Organization;
  • Overseeing drawing, designing and implementation of legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant divisions/departments;
  • Monitoring and ensuring compliance with legal framework, agreements and contracts;
  • Coordinating the preparation and processing of legal opinion, legal notices and other gazettements;
  • Vetting and recommending legal fees payable to external advocates;
  • Taking custody of the Company’s seal and security documents including land title documents and other vital legal records and documents;
  • Overseeing the drafting and vetting of contracts;
  • Overseeing filing of statutory annual returns with the registrar of companies including changes in directorship;
  • Monitoring the performance of the legal unit including achievement of performance targets;
  • Advising staff disciplinary committee on prosecution procedures and legal requirements;
  • Overseeing the research on emerging legal issues and advising the Organization accordingly;
  • Ensuring awareness creation to company staff on the requirements of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with legal statutes/legislators; and
  • Overseeing supervision, staff development and performance management.
Job Specifications:
  • The right candidate will have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible working experience with at least 6 years in a senior management/leadership position leading and managing Company Secretarial and Legal responsibilities of a large organization in the public or private sector;
  • He /she must have a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution of higher learning;
  • Have a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • A Master’s level qualification is desirable;
  • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and must have a current Law Practicing Certificate;
  • Have a Certified Public Secretaries (K) certificate offered by KASNEB;
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance or Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than three (3) Weeks from a recognized institution.
Terms of Service and Remuneration
appointment for this position will be for a contractual period of
four (4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance and
delivery of set performance targets and outcomes.
The successful candidate
for the positions will be offered competitive remuneration package in
accordance with the Company guidelines.

Candidates interested in the above positions are expected to fulfil the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya. 
they must obtain and submit with their application copies of clearance
certificates from the following organizations: –
  • Kenya Revenue Authority;
  • Higher Education Loans Board;
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
  • Criminal Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct);
  • A report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
who meet the above requirements should submit their applications so as
to reach the address shown below (clearly stating the reference in the
letter and on the envelope) by close of business on 5th August, 2016 at
Applications to include CVs with details of day
time contacts, current and expected salary, notice period required to
take up appointment, names and contacts of three referees. 
Applicants must also attach copies of all Certificates/Testimonials, and copy of National ID/Passport.
The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI Complex, 4th Floor,
Popo Lane, South C, off Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,

Or emailed to:

KETRACO is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents/details as sought for will not be considered. 
Any form of canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification. 
Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

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Updated: July 19, 2016 — 7:53 am