KASNEB is a professional examinations body which operates under the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008, the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988 and the Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No.13 of 2015.
The mandate of KASNEB is to develop syllabuses, conduct professional, diploma and technician examinations; certify candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information communication technology and related disciplines; promote its qualifications globally and accredit relevant training institutions.
The vision of KASNEB is to be a world-class professional examinations body.
In keeping with current strategic needs, KASNEB seeks to recruit a suitable candidate for the following position:
Corporation Secretary / Head of Legal
Job Level 3
Those who had applied in response to the advertisement in 2016 need not re-apply.
Overall Purpose: The Corporation Secretary / Head of Legal is the Head of the Legal and Compliance Unit and will be expected to provide advice to the Board and Management on governance, legal, regulatory and compliance matters and provide corporate secretarial services to the organisation.
1.1 Key duties and responsibilities:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Corporation Secretary/Head of Legal will be responsible for:
(i) Advising the Board on their duties, responsibilities and obligations, relevant laws and governance matters including implementation of Mwongozo: The Code of Governance for State Corporations.
(ii) Coordinating the governance, legal and compliance audit.
(iii) Assisting in preparation of Board and Committee work plans and charters.
(iv) Assisting in carrying out Board induction, training and evaluation.
(v) Coordinating the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee meeting papers and taking minutes thereof. (vi) Keeping safe custody of the seal and other relevant documents.
(vii) Overseeing the legal function and providing well researched legal advice and opinion, legal interpretation on various matters and handling legislation and litigation matters relating to KASNEB.
(viii) Ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations by the Board and management.
(ix) Preparing and coordinating the implementation of Intellectual Property Rights policy and guidelines for the products and services of KASNEB.
(x) Preparing, vetting and negotiating official legal documents including contracts and leases and participating in settlement and arbitration of disputes to protect the interests of KASNEB.
(xi) Liaising with the office of the Attorney General and external lawyers handling legal matters on behalf of KASNEB and attending Court hearings.
(xii) Preparing and implementing the Unit’s operational plan, work plan and budget. (xiii) Ensuring risk management in the Unit.
(xiv) Overseeing the implementation of ISO Quality Management System in the Unit.
(xv) Ensuring performance management within the Unit through a target-based system.
(xvi) Providing leadership and effective supervision to staff in the Unit.
(xvii) Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
1.2 Academic / Professional Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate shall possess the following:
(i) Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognised university.
(ii) Master’s degree in Law from a recognised university.
(iii) CPS qualification and member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK).
(iv) Diploma from the Council for Legal Education.
(v) A current practising certificate as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
(vi) At least (8) years relevant experience in legal/corporate secretarial practice six (6) of which should be in a senior management position and minimum of six (6) years experience as Manager for serving members of staff.
1.3 Key personal attributes / functional skills
The ideal candidate should:
(i) Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism.
(ii) Demonstrate sound judgement, excellent analytical, interpersonal, communication, presentation and reporting skills.
(iii) Be results oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines.
(iv) Have strategic leadership skills.
(v) Be a team player with ability to motivate staff.
(vi) Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders.
(vii) Be customer centric and resourceful in problem solving.
(viii) Exhibit an intimate understanding of traditional and emerging marketing channels including familiarity with varied digital marketing platforms.
(ix) Advanced computer skills.
(x) Satisfy the provisions of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts, academic and professional certificates, national identity card, testimonials, current and expected salary and names and addresses of three referees so as to reach the undersigned not later than Thursday, 9 March 2017.
The envelope should be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” and indicate the “REFERENCE NUMBER” of the position applied for and be addressed to:
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 41362-00100
“KASNEB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate any applicant on the basis of their ethnic background, sex, religion, disability, HIV status or marital status yet is attentive to gender, regional and ethnic balance”.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.