KNBS Corporation Secretary / Head of Legal Division Job in Kenya

Sep 16, 2016

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is a corporate body established under the Statistics Act (2006). It is the principal Government agency responsible for the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of official statistical information and its custody. 

It also oversees the coordination, supervision and development of programmes within the National Statistical System.

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with excellent credentials to fill the following position:

Job Title: Corporation Secretary / Head of Legal Division
 
 
KNBS: Level 3
 
Ref: KNBS/CSL/8/2016
 
No. of Posts: 1

Job Purpose: The Corporation Secretary will be the head of the Legal and Compliance Unit and will be responsible for advising the Board and Management on governance, legal, regulatory and compliance matters and will also provide corporate secretarial services.

Key Responsibilities
  • Advising the Board on their duties, responsibilities, obligations, relevant laws and governance matters;
  • Coordinating governance, legal and compliance audits;
  • Assisting in preparation of Board and Committee work plans, budgets and charters;
  • Assisting in carrying out Board induction, training and evaluation;
  • Coordinating the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee meeting papers and taking minutes thereof;
  • Keeping safe custody of the Corporation seal, Board correspondences, records and other relevant documents;
  • Preparing legal advice and opinion, legal interpretation of various matters and handling legislation and litigation matters relating to Bureau;
  • Ensuring compliance with laws, rules and regulations by the Board and management;
  • Preparing and coordinating the implementation of Intellectual Property Rights and policy guidelines for the products and services of the Bureau;
  • Preparing, vetting and negotiating official legal documents including contracts and leases and participating in settlement and arbitration of disputes to protect the interests of Bureau;
  • Liaising with external lawyers handling legal matters on behalf of Bureau and attending Court hearings;
  • Implementing risk management systems within the Division;
  • Developing annual work plans and related budgets for the Division;
  • Representing the Division in meetings;
  • Implementing performance management activities;
  • Ensuring that the Quality Management System is implemented accordingly;
  • Ensuring the activities of the Division are documented on a continuous basis;
  • Supervising and managing staff within the Division;
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Must have a Masters degree in Law from a recognized Institution;
  • Bachelors degree in Law from a recognized Institution;
  • Certified Public Secretaries (CPS) qualification and member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK);
  • Diploma from the Council for Legal Education;
  • At least fifteen (15) years relevant experience in legal/corporate secretarial practice in a Public or key private institution , Three (3) of which must be in the position of Manager or its equivalent;
  • A current practicing certificate as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Must have knowledge and experience with Quality Management System (ISO) processes;
  • Must have outstanding communication and inter personal skills;
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative team environment;
  • Computer skills will be an added advantage;
  • Must meet the requirements of chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
How to Apply

Applicants should fill and submit hard copies of the employment application form Ref. 93-1-6 which is available HERE on the KNBS website www.knbs.or.ke accompanied by copies of academic, professional and other relevant certificates, transcripts and testimonials. 

The reference number for the post applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope and addressed to:

The Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
P. O. Box 30266 – 00100
Herufi House, 1st Floor, Room 102
Nairobi

Applications must be received not later than 29th September, 2016 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Director General
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Kenya National Bureau of Statistics is an equal opportunity employer.




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