Kenya Accreditation Service – Legal And Board Secretariat.

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Legal And Board Secretariat 2021/STE/14 Reopened

One (1) Position (Re-opened) Contract period: Six (6) months fixed term

Reporting to the Acting Corporation Secretary and Executive Office, the selected candidate will be responsible for;

  1. Assisting in the regular reviews of the Board Almanac (Calendar) Charter, Code of Conduct, Committee terms of reference, related policies and working procedures.
  2. Supporting the coordination of Board matters, communication on the implementation of Board or Committee decisions including reports on follow-up actions.
  3. Assisting in preparation of Board and Committee agendas, and reviewing papers from compliance with form and styling guidelines before circulation and uploading respective soft copy of the documents.
  4. Assisting in Board and Committee meeting records administrative tasks and facilitating minutes sign-off and filing in the Minute Books.
  5. Providing administrative support on the orientation, induction of new directors, training and development activities, including preparing post-event reports.
  6. Assisting Corporation Secretary on the Custody of the Service seal and preparing reports of sealed documents.
  7. Assisting in Drafting legal agreements and contracts in liaison with relevant departments, divisions, and units, including preparing legal opinions on contractual matters and on any legal actions contemplated by the Service before execution.
  8. Assisting in the follow-up and monitoring the implementation of governance and legal audit recommendations.
  9. Undertaking research, analysis and rendering advise on emerging legal issues, including assisting in drafting instructions on any litigation matters.
  10. Coordinating the preparation and processing of legal notices and any other items for the Gazettement.
  11. Assisting in regular compliance monitoring with obligations in agreements and contracts and initiating periodic performance reviews.
  12. Attending Accreditation Appeals Tribunal proceedings (when required) and preparing briefs on the hearing.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) degree or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  2. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with current Law Practicing Certificate;
  3. Computer Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications – Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  4. Ongoing Training for Certified Public Secretary or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution is an added advantage;
  5. Membership of a relevant professional body is an added advantage; and
  6. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

 Skills and Competencies

  1. Demonstrate good communication skills (written and oral);
  2. Show initiative and ability to work with people;
  3. Organization skills and ability to apply technical expertise;
  4. Drive for results and meet all deadlines with quality outputs;
  5. Technological awareness and dedication to continuous learning

How to Apply

Apply for a position through a one-pager cover letter or email, attaching a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport. All applicants MUST download and complete Bio Data Form (in Microsoft Excel) and attach the completed Excel file. Any HANDWRITTEN or SCANNED Bio Data form not submitted as an Excel file will be rejected.

Note 1: Interested candidates should provide all the details requested, and it is an offence to include incorrect information in the application. Candidates should submit their completed application form and required attachments by email to: All applications should be received on or before 5:00 pm (East African Time) on Thursday 6th January 2022.

Note 2: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. invited for interviews

Note 3: Successful candidates after interviews will be required to obtain the following documents:

  • Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)
  • Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
  • Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
  • Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC)

The Kenya Accreditation Service is an equal opportunity employer, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.





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