Africa Nazarene University University Secretary & Chief Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Africa Nazarene University University Secretary & Chief Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya


Job Title: University Secretary & Chief Legal Officer

Grade: ANU 4

Department: University Secretariat

Location / Work station: Main Campus
Reporting Relationships

Reports to: Vice Chancellor

Direct reports: None

Job Purpose

The University Secretary and Chief Legal Officer is the head of the corporate legal
services and the corporate secretariat services and is responsible for the legal affairs
of the entire University.

This role includes providing legal counsel to the Council and
Board of Trustees, the Vice-Chancellor, Senate and Management Board.

Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

  • Develop university secretariat strategy, program, policy, procedures, framework, plan and
    guidelines
  • Periodically review the effectiveness of the University Council, Management Board, Senate,
    Committees, and related governance organs
  • Manage procedures for the recruitment and induction of new members into the governance
    organs of the University. Ensure each of these is properly constituted and congruent with
    University statutes and regulations
  • Provide advice and guidance on the application and interpretation of the University's
    governing documents and related governance processes and procedures as they apply to
    aspects of the University's business. Also provide or obtain legal advice on various matters
    as and when requested
  • Developing and leading corporate legal strategy to promote and protect the company's
    matters
  • Overseeing delivery of legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals,
    strategies and priorities
  • Maintaining proper corporate interactions with the relevant local, state and federal
    governmental bodies, legislatures and the community at large
  • Advising the CEO and other senior corporate officers on a variety of issues
  • Participating in the formulation of general management policy as a member of the
    executive management team
  • Organize and distribute the agenda, coordinate, facilitate, and record minutes of the
    activities and discussions of the University's governance organs and committees. Ensure
    that committee meetings and business are conducted satisfactorily, documentation provided
    on a timely basis, and that it is as concise as possible, and its content is appropriate
  • Follow
    up implementation of action plans from meetings when required
  • Custodian of the University seal
  • Develop and monitor the department annual plan and budget
  • Provide technical advice and reports to management when required

    Job Dimensions:

    I. Financial Responsibility:
  • Departmental budget

    II. Working Conditions:
  • Works predominantly within a comfortable office environment

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills).

    Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Law
    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
  • An Advocate of the High Court
  • Member of the Kenya Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya
    Work experience required.
  • Minimum of six (8) years of relevant experience
    Skills and Competencies:
  • Executive disposition, and demonstrate high levels of integrity
  • Ability to develop long term integrated and cross-functional operational plans
  • Ability to operationalize strategy into action for the function
  • Business/Financial acumen, business savvy, innovative
  • Strategic management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizing and planning skills
  • Analytical skills

    Applications giving full details of age, marital status, education and professional qualifications, experience, current post, salary and other financial benefits, copies of certificates, curriculum vitae, transcripts, the names and addresses of three referees (one of whom should be present or previous employer) should be addressed to: –

    The Vice Chancellor

    Africa Nazarene University

    P.O. Box 53067 – 00200

    Nairobi.

    Applications should reach the office not later than 6th December, 2019. Applications could also be dropped at the Vice Chancellor’s Office at the Ongata Rongai Campus. Note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Please note that Africa Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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