NACADA Corporation Secretary & Legal Services Manager Job in Kenya

The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) was established vide an Act of Parliament in July 2012, and mandated to coordinate a multi-sectoral effort aimed at preventing, controlling and mitigating the impact of alcohol and drug abuse in Kenya.

NACADA wishes to recruit a dynamic, result-oriented and self-driven Kenyan citizen to fill the following vacant position:

Job title: Corporation Secretary & Manager, Legal Services

Job Ref No: NAC/CSML/02/15

1 Vacancy

Terms of Service: Permanent & Pensionable

Job Group: NAC JG 3


Responsible to the Chief Executive Officer, the Corporation Secretary / Manager, Legal Services will oversee the following key responsibilities:

a) Oversee the management and supervision of employees for the Legal Department;

b) Providing the Board Chairman, directors and the entire Board with guidance and advice in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities, in particular compliance with applicable laws, regulations and codes of governance.

c) Ensuring that the directors and management operate within the legal authority framework as governed by the Act.

d) Monitoring organization’s compliance with various laws, regulations and policy guidelines;

e) Filing periodic statutory returns with the regulators;

f) Maintaining updated statutory books and records for NACADA on:

i. Present and past directors and secretaries.
ii. Any charges on the company’s assets.
iii. Minutes of Board meetings.

g) Registering NACADA’s documents as Intellectual Property;

h) Providing safe custody for all NACADA contracts and agreements with executive summary for each for ease of reference;

i) Coordinating the publication and distribution of NACADA’s annual report and accounts in consultation with the internal and external advisors;

j) Responsible for drafting the governance section of NACADA in the annual report and ensuring that the reports are made available to relevant stakeholders according to the relevant regulatory requirements;

k) In consultation with the CEO, ensuring proper constitution of Board Committees with clear terms of reference for effective functioning and in line with the best industry practice.

l) Formulating meeting agenda for the Board and Board Committees in consultation with the Board Chairman and/or the Chief Executive Officer;

m) Advise management on content and formulation of Board papers;

n) Ensure timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers and minute;

o) Accurately record minutes of all Board meetings;

p) Manage and make follow up on Board actions from Board minutes;

q) Ensure regular update of the following Governance Documents:

i. Board Charter
ii. Board Work plans
iii. Conflicts of interest
iv. Statutory Registers
v. Gift Register
vi. Contracts Register

r) Ensuring that an annual Governance audit is carried out by an accredited, competent and qualified professional

s) Ensuring that effective Board and committee annual evaluations are conducted by an external facilitator on Board, committee and individual director basis.

t) In consultation with the Chief Executive Officer, initiate induction of new directors of the Board;

u) In consultation with the Human Resource and Administration Manager, identify relevant and suitable training for Board Directors;

v) Any other duties that may be assigned.

Job Specifications

i. Eight (8) years relevant working experience, with at least 3 years at senior management level

ii. Bachelor’s degree in Law and Postgraduate diploma in Law

iii. Master’s degree in Law, Masters in Business Administration, Economics or related field

iv. Be a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya

v. Current and valid registration as a member of LSK and ICPSK

vi. Senior Leadership course lasting not less than four weeks

vii. An advocate of the High Court.

Application Process

Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 by submitting the following documents:

1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board;
3. Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
4. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
5. Credit Report from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role above, please submit your application including current and detailed CV,  day time telephone contacts, current and expected remuneration, notice period required to take up the appointment if successful, copies of your academic and professional certificates, testimonials, including among other details your current position, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience to:

Ag. Chief Executive Officer,
National Authority For the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse,
NSSF Building, Block A, Eastern Wing, 18th Floor,
P.O. Box 10774-00100 GPO,

Applications can also be emailed to: with the Job Title and Reference Number indicated on the subject line.

not later than Friday February 16, 2018.

Candidates should forward their applications by post, courier or hand-delivery, enclosing and names, addresses and emails of (3) three professional referees.

All applications MUST have the job reference number clearly marked on the envelope so as to reach the undersigned

NACADA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Youth, Women and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Any form of canvassing will lead to disqualification.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Updated: February 8, 2018 — 11:52 am