Enterprise Secretary and General Manager Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Enterprise Secretary and General Manager – Legal
Services

Grade 02

Ref: EHC/1771/2023

Our client is a commercial enterprise whose primary
mandate is to conduct research, produce, market and distribute certified
quality products to the agricultural sector for both local and international
markets.

The enterprise seeks to recruit highly motivated,
visionary, result oriented and dynamic team players to fill the following
vacant position.

Job
Purpose: 
Reporting to the Managing
Director administratively and the Board of Directors functionally, the Company
Secretary and General Manager Legal Services shall be responsible for providing
legal advisory services to the management and enterprise secretarial services
to the Board of Directors.

As enterprise secretary, he/she will be accountable
to the Board for the provision of legal advice, litigation management,
regulatory compliance, contract preparation, property and insurance management,
and the implementation of overall corporate governance practices.

Key
Responsibilities


In addition to the above, the Company Secretary and
General Manager, legal Services, will functionally work under the direct
supervision of the Board and administratively report to the Managing Director
and will be responsible for the following:

To ensure the Enterprise complies with constitutional,
regulatory and all relevant laws in force through the provision of legal
advisory services;

To provide guidance to Board and their duties and
responsibilities on matters of Governance;

To offer enterprise secretarial services to the Board which
include coordinating and scheduling of board meetings, preparation of
board papers, documenting and ensuring the safe custody of the minutes,
board members induction and training, preparation of board work plans,
board evaluation, governance audit and the implementation of the
enterprise’s code of conduct and ethics;

To act as a primary counsel to the Board of Management and
provide legal advice for all aspects of the enterprise’s business;

To coordinate litigation management and appointment of
external lawyers;

To coordinate and ensure representation of the Enterprise in
courts or judicial authorities;

To oversee the preparation, review and execution of contracts
and other legal agreements between the enterprise and external entities;

To ensure safe custody of the Enterprise Seal, Enterprise’s
legal instruments, legal documents, title documents, intellectual property
records and all other Corporation’s properties/assets;

To participate in the development of enterprise policies,
procedures and guidelines and ensure compliance of the same;

To ensure that contractual risks are efficiently managed;
To draft and review Leases, Contracts, Licensing Frameworks,
Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other
legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the
Organization’s policies;

To liaise with the Attorney General, law enforcement agencies
and other stakeholders on all legal matters;

To conduct legal due diligence on all prospective lessees,
licensees, partners and other third parties with whom the enterprise is to
enter into a legal relationship with;

To establish and manage the intellectual property register
and facilitate legal compliance audits; and

To advise the Enterprise on alternative dispute resolution
measures.

Person
Specifications

The successful candidate must have the following
minimum qualifications:

A Master’s degree in Law from a recognized institution;
A Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution;
Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
Be a member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK);
Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with a valid
Practicing Certificate;

Be a registered Certified Public Secretary (CPS-K);
Be a member of the Institute of the Certified Public
Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK);

Possess a certificate in a leadership course lasting not less
than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

Possess a certificate in Corporate Governance from a
recognized institution; and

A minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant work experience,
five (5) years of which must have been at Senior Management in a
comparable public or private sector institution.

Integrity
compliance requirements

Successful candidates will be expected to comply
with Chapter six of Constitution of Kenya, 2010 by presenting valid clearance
certificates or proof of having initiated Certification of the following:

Certificate of good conduct from the Directorate of Criminal
Investigations (DCI);

Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
(KRA);

Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
(EACC); and

Report from the approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Terms of
Service

Appointment to this position will be a contract term
of five (5) years renewable based on performance.

How to
Apply

Applicants should email their duly signed
application letters, a detailed curriculum vitae indicating names of at least
three (3) professional referees, certified copies of academic and professional
certificates, and a copy of the national identification card or passport all in
PDF format to email: recruitment@eaglehr.co.ke with job title and reference as
the subject matter on or before Tuesday, 9th January 2024 at mid-night.

HARD COPY

APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For the detailed job descriptions, log in to
www.eaglehr.co.ke

All information shared by applicants through this
email will be used for the purpose of this advertisement and will be treated
with utmost confidentiality.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer.

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