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Dec 20, 2017

Catholic University Corporate Secretary

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa is seeking to recruit a hands-on, dynamic, knowledgeable and performance-oriented person to fill the position of Corporate Secretary.
JOB SUMMARY: To provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development, implementation and evaluation of professional legal services including overseeing, scheduling and coordinating the provision of corporate services as necessary.
REPORTING: The job holder reports to the Vice Chancellor.

  • Provide CUEA staff, management and committees as applicable with high quality legal and related advice/analyses tailored to University needs, on matters pertaining to all aspects of CUEA’s statutory mandate and related matters;
  • Attend Board meetings, take minutes of proceedings and direct the affairs of the institution by disseminating the decisions of the Management Board to relevant Managers for implementation;
  • Provide legal interpretation of statutory and regulatory provisions.
  • Prepare and review contracts, leases and other legal documents;
  • Prepare legal reports, advice and opinions;
  • Represent CUEA in Court matters as need arises;
  • Review formulated legal policies and procedures and verify adherence to internal and external regulations;
  • Sensitize other CUEA departments on legal matters pertaining to the organization;
  • Prepare standard contracts with third parties and advise the CUEA administration on legal contract best practice;
  • Manage and coordinate CUEA’s approach towards litigation/other proceedings to which CUEA is party or potentially party;
  • Contribute to the development of CUEA policies, regulations and related material pertaining to CUEA’s statutory functions/powers;
  • Undertake legal research as required and keep abreast on legal and policy developments;
  • Participate in Committees and other fora of relevance as required;
  • Manage the sourcing of external legal services;
  • Manage CUEA’s relationships with external providers of legal services on an ongoing basis;
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by the Supervisor from time to time.
Knowledge of:
  • The Constitution of Kenya 2010.
  • Contracts law.
  • Procurement Legislation.
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid practicing certificate.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law or any other relevant and equivalent qualifications from recognized institution. Masters Degree in Law will be an added advantage.
  • Be a Certified Public Secretary – CPS (K).
  • Five (5) years’ post-admission experience, three (3) of which should be in a similar position.
  • Membership to the Law society of Kenya (LSK) and the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (CPS-K).
  • Certificate in computer application skills from a recognized institution.
  • Certificate in Strategic Leadership Development Programme lasting not less than six (6) weeks from a recognized institution.
  • Demonstrated professional competence as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Integrity, honesty and ethics.
  • Logical reasoning.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good negotiations skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • A confident and assertive manner.
  • Good public relations, communication and interpersonal skills.
Applications should reach the Human Resources Manager on or before 5th January 2018.
Applicants should enclose a C.V., copies of relevant certificates and transcripts, and three reference letters from recognized persons/institutions.


Contact Information

The Catholic University of Eastern Africa
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Administration, Finance And Planning
P.O. Box 62157 - 00200 

Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: (020)2525811-5
Fax: 254-20-891084

Rev. Dr. Pius Male Ssentumbwe
Deputy Vice-Chancellor/Administration, Finance and Planning

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