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Dec 16, 2017

AAS Legal and Compliance Officer

The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. 

It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).
 
 
The AAS is looking for a dynamic individual for the following role:
 
Position Title: Legal and Compliance Officer
 
Vacancy Announcement No: AAS/LE/17/018
 
Department: Executive Director’s Office

Position Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing date: 3 January 2018
 
Organisation Overview: The AAS is a pan African organisation headquartered in Kenya, which aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation. It has a tripartite mandate of pursuing excellence by recognising scholars and achievers; providing advisory and think tank functions for shaping the continent’s strategies and policies; and implementing key Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) programmes that impact on developmental challenges through the agenda setting and funding platform, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).
 
Purpose: The Legal and Compliance Officer is responsible for leading and directing the management of all legal issues involving the AAS and has overall responsibility for ensuring that the Academy’s legal risks and compliance requirements are assessed and mitigated appropriately. 

Works in close collaboration with legal firms that may be contracted to offer legal services to the Academy. 

AAS Legal and Compliance Officer
 
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent.
  • Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public.
  • Member of Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) or relevant professional body.
  • At least 3 years’ relevant experience in legal, Company Secretary dealing with Boards.
Personal Attributes
  • High moral standing with impeccable integrity.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Enthusiastic, results oriented with excellent presentation skills.
How to Apply

All Applicants must CLICK HERE to download and submit a filled application form from the AAS website, curriculum vitae, and a cover letter to recruitment@aasciences.ac.ke, with the position and Vacancy Number as the Subject by 3 January 2018. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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