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|JOB TITLE||Corporation Secretary/ Manager, Legal Services|
|IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR||Managing Trustee|
1.0 PURPOSE OF THE JOB (JOB SUMMARY)
Responsible to the Managing Trustee for provision of Board secretarial services and overall formulation, implementation and review of legal policies and procedures.
2.0 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail:-
i) Attending Board & Committee meetings as Corporation Secretary and communicating resolutions of the Board to appropriate departments for timely action;
ii) Preparing Minutes of Board & Board Committee meetings in a timely manner and ensure their circulation;
iii) Provision of legal opinion to the Managing Trustee on matters relating to compensation, statutory management and liquidation;
iv) Overseeing legal and governance compliance reviews;
v) Overseeing preparation and implementation of the Unit’s performance appraisal systems and contracts and instituting operational accountability;
vi) Representing the Fund in court as need may be;
vii) Liaising with the Fund’s panel of advocates and the Attorney General’s Office on litigation review;
viii) Ensuring compliance and renewals of all the licenses, contracts, agreements and permits of the Fund;
ix) Reviewing periodic reports and ensuring compliance with local, regional and international instruments;
x) Keeping custody of the Seal of the Fund, Board & Board Committees documents, original contracts, agreements and any other documents of the Fund;
xi) Ensuring statutory compliance of the operations of the Fund and review existing laws and regulations governing operations of the Fund;
xii) Advising management, Fund Board and its agents on issues with legal implications;
xiii) Interpreting legislation, regulations, rules, guidelines and protect legal interests of the Fund;
xiv) Overseeing implementation of the Boards legal policies and strategies;
xv) Providing leadership to the legal team in matters of negotiations, arbitrations and court cases;
xvi) Providing advice to the Board and implementation of audit recommendations;
xvii) Drafting contracts and memorandum for the Fund; and
xviii) Assessing performance, mentoring and coaching of staff under the Officer’s purview.
3.0 REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
i) A Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from a recognized and accredited institution;
ii) Master’s degree in Law or Master’s in Business Administration or its equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution;
iii) A Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
iv) Membership with the Law Society of Kenya;
v) Admission to the bar as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
vi) Registered as a Certified Secretary of Kenya;
vii) A Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya in good standing;
viii) Valid practicing certificate from the Law Society of Kenya and Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya;
ix) Strategic Leadership and Development Programme (SLDP) or its equivalent will be an added advantage;
x) Proficiency in Computer Applications;
xi) Demonstrated managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance and have a thorough understanding of national goals, policies, objectives and ability to relate them to proper management of legal affairs.
xii) At least eight (8) years’ relevant experience, five (5) of which should have been at a management position.
An attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Successful candidates in job grades PCF2 and PCF3 will be engaged on a five (5) years contract renewable based on performance.
Suitably qualified and experienced individuals should submit applications enclosing a detailed curriculum vitae (CV), copies of relevant academic and professional certificates/testimonials and a copy of National Identity Card.
The CV must at the minimum provide details of the applicant’s email address, day-time mobile telephone numbers, details of current employer, current remuneration and names and contacts of three (3) referees familiar with the applicant’s professional background and experience.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to produce the following statutory documents during the interview:
• Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority;
• Clearance Certificate from Higher Educations Loans Board;
• Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
• Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
• Clearance from an approved Credit Reference Bureau;
• National Identity Card.
Applicants are also notified that shortlisted candidates may have to undergo and necessary integrity background checks with relevant law enforcement institutions.
Applications, addressed to the undersigned, may be delivered at the Policyholders Compensation Fund offices at Zep Re Place, 2nd Floor, Longonot Road, Upper Hill. Please note that these should be sealed, marked “Confidential” and indicate the job reference (e.g“PCF/SD/14” for Senior Driver position). Alternatively, they may be sent by post or email to:
The Managing Trustee
Policyholders Compensation Fund
Zep-Re Place, 2nd Floor
Longonot Road, Upper Hill
P.O. Box 24203 – 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Applications must be received by close of business on 12th February 2021.
Important: PCF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and gender equality.
Canvasing in any manner shall lead to automatic disqualification.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.