Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)
Job Opportunity: Corporation Secretary
The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research (KALR) Act 20 13, established the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) to primarily promote, streamline, coordinate and regulate research in crops, livestock, genetic resources and biotechnology in Kenya.
It is in this pursuit that the Management of KALRO wishes to advertise and competitively seek a result oriented, self-driven individual of high integrity to fill the position of Corporation Secretary.
Reporting to, and in consultation with the Director General, the successful candidate will provide legal and secretarial services to the Board: ensure compliance with statutory requirements and effective management of legal related risks.
S/he will prepare and arrange all Board meetings and those of its committees; facilitate preparation of Board papers and ensures accurate recording and timely dissemination of Board minutes.
The position advises Management and the Board in good corporate governance practices in line with the Kenya Constitution 20 I O and relevant legislative instruments including government policies, procedures and guidelines.
S/he will ensure effective custody and maintenance of up to date records of all gazette matters relating to the Organization and participates in special projects and assignments of strategic importance to the organization.
Qualifications, experience & skills
i) Twelve (12) years’ experience, at least five (5) years as relevant experience as a corporation/company Secretary within the public, private sector or an equivalent position preferably in a large organization;
ii) Experience in public sector will be an added advantage;
iii) Have a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized institution;
iv) Have a Master’s degree in Law (LLM) from a recognized institution;
v) Have a valid Practicing Certificate from Law Society of Kenya;
vi) Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
vii) Have a Diploma in Law from Council of Legal Education;
viii) Certified Public Secretary CPS(K) and be a member in good standing with the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya;
ix) Have a Certificate in A Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
x) Fulfilled the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.
Mode of Application
Interested applicants should send applications with cover letter, copy of a detailed curriculum vitae, indicating how the applicant’s profiles and experiences match those specified above.
This should include names and addresses (including telephone and email) of three referees who are knowledgeable about the candidates’ professional qualifications and work experience, photocopies of their National Identity Card/Passport, relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents, police clearance certificate, CRB, KRA compliance, EACC and HELB certificates stating your current and expected remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts to The Director General, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization, Kaptagat Road, P.O Box 57811- 00200, Nairobi so as reach him on or before Friday, 26th July, 2019 at 5.00pm.
All applications should be clearly marked the “REF No: KALRO/2/042C/COP” on the envelope.
Canvasing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) is an equal opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates