Corporation Secretary & Manager Legal Services Job Kenya Yearbook

Apply by May 14
Apply by May 14

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Vacancy No. KYEB/04/2024

 The Corporation Secretary & Manager Legal Services will be responsible to the CEO.

Job Description

  • Providing guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of Governance
  • Carrying out Board induction and training; updating Board Committee Charters; preparation of Board Work-Plans; Board Evaluation; Governance Audit, and Implementation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics;
  • Ensuring timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee Papers;
  • Ensuring timely circulation of Board and Committee Minutes;
  • Keeping custody of the seal of the Organization and account to the Board for its use;
  • Maintaining and update the Register of Conflict of Interest;
  • Ensuring the Board Members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the Organization;
  • Facilitating effective communication between the Organization and stakeholders;
  • Ensuring that Annual returns are promptly filed with relevant authorities;
  • Ensuring that Board and Committee papers are circulated in advance of any meeting;
  • Providing legal guidance on contractual and statutory obligations binding to the Organization.
  • Serve as liaison between The Board and the office of the Attorney General;
  • Serve as Secretary to the Board;
  • Preparing all The Board contracts, handle all litigation and conveyance matters of Kenya Yearbook;
  • Custodian of The Board’ s legal documents including the register, seal, leases and contracts;
  • Overseeing implementation of Mwongozo Code of Conduct at the Centre;
  • Facilitating gazettement of Legal Notices issued by the Board from time to time.

Person Specifications
For appointment to this grade an officer must have: –

  • A minimum of twelve (12) years relevant work experience five (5) of which must have been in a management position in the public or private sector;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized Institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines: – Law, Business Administration/Management, Public Policy/Public Policy and Governance or Diplomacy/International Studies from a recognized Institution;
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Member to the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Hold current LSK practicing certificate;
  • Member, Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK) in good standing;
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
  • Professional qualification and membership to a professional body;
  • Leadership course from a recognized institution;

Key Competencies and skills

  • Strategic Leadership and innovative thinking;
  • Results oriented;
  • Ability to build an effective team;
  • Excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Project planning and management skills; and
  • Demonstrates competence in work performance.

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How To Apply

Each application should be accompanied with copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials, curriculum vitae including details of their day time contacts, current remuneration, notice period required to take up appointment, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees familiar with the applicant’s qualifications and work experience.


  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to present originals of the following documents during the interviews;
    • National Identity Card;
    • Academic and Professional Certificates and transcripts;
    • Any other supporting documents and testimonials.
  • The successful candidate shall be required to provide the following documents before issuance of the offer letter in compliance with Chapter 6 of the Constitution 2010:
  • Valid certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
    • Self-declaration form duly executed by the Ethics & Anti – Corruption Commission.
    • A tax compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
    • Clearance certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
    • Clearance certificate from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted using postal and /or email address or telephone contacts provided in their application form and Canvassing of any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.

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