KNATCOM Corporation Secretary and Director, Legal services - Jobs in Kenya

KNATCOM Corporation Secretary and Director, Legal services - Jobs in Kenya

a) Job Description

The Office of the Corporation Secretary and Director Legal Services is responsible for
following functions:

  • provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of

  • assist the Board in carrying out; Board induction and training, Updating the Board and
    Committee charters, Preparation of Board work plans, Board evaluation, Governance audit,
    Implementation of the code of conduct and Ethics;

  • ensure the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers;

  • ensure the timely circulation of Board and Committee minutes;

  • maintain and update the register of conflicts of interest;

  • ensure that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the Commission;

  • facilitate effective communication between the Commission and the stakeholders;

  • ensure that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities. coordinate litigations for the Board;

  • Provide guidance on governance and adherence to statutory obligations. prepare all contracts;

  • custodian of all contracts;

  • advise on the fixing of common seal;

  • provide legal guidance on contractual and statutory obligations binding to the Commission and
    legal duties for the Board;

  • custodian of Board’s asset register;

  • facilitate ratification of UNESCO conventions;

  • ensure formulation and implementation of strategies on litigation, prosecution, and arbitration.

  • Coordinate litigation, arbitration and prosecution matters and ensure stakeholder
    communication in liaison with the external lawyers and relevant government agencies

  • Oversee representation of the Commission before the Courts and Tribunals and issuing
    instructions to external lawyers as necessary.

  • Oversee research on emerging legal issues and advising the Commission accordingly.

  • Oversee drafting, negotiation and vetting of contracts, memoranda of understanding (MOU’s),
    leases and other legal documents.

  • Ensure compliance with contractual agreements, legislations, administrative circulars and
    Executive orders

  • Maintain the Board’s online information-sharing portal by ensuring effective and efficient
    information flows: - within the Board; - from the Board to its Committees and from the Committees to the Board; and - between the Board and the Secretariat , and record declarations/conflicts of interest of Board Members in the Commission

    b) Duties and Responsibilities

  • assisting the Secretary General/CEO in providing secretariat services to the Board;

  • providing guidance to the Board on their roles and responsibilities and on matters of

  • assisting the Board in carrying out Board induction and training, Updating the Board and
    Committee Charters, Preparation of Board work plans, Board Evaluation, Governance Audit and Implementation of the Code of Conduct and Ethics;

  • ensuring timely preparation and Circulation of Board and Committee papers and Minutes;

  • ensuring safe custody of the Seal of the Commission;

  • maintaining and updating the register for conflict of interest;

  • ensuring Board Members are aware of all the relevant laws affecting the Commission;

  • ensuring that annual returns are promptly filed with relevant authorities;

  • facilitating effective communication between the organization
    and the shareholders pertaining
    to legal matters;

  • drafting and reviewing Leases, Contracts, Licensing Frameworks, Service Level Agreements,
    Memorandum of Understanding, and any other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Commission’s policies;

  • liaising with the Attorney General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders on all legal

  • overseeing the implementation of Mwongozo, Code of Conduct at the Commission;

  • participating in the formulation and development of the Commission’s Strategic plan including monitoring and evaluating the implementation of work plans relating to the formulation of an enabling legal and regulatory framework aimed at protecting member contributions;

  • provide technical leadership and strategic direction in the development, implementation and
    evaluation of professional legal services;

  • and ensuring Commission’s rights and privileges and interest in intellectual property and other product innovation.

  • any other duties as may be assigned.

    c) Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • a minimum period of twelve (12) years relevant work experience four (4) years of which should be in a management position;

  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Law or equivalent Degree from any other relevant field;

  • Bachelor of Laws Degree from a recognized institution;

  • membership to ICPSK in good standing;

  • Certified Public Secretary (CPSK) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;

  • admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

  • holds a valid practicing certificate;

  • member of the Law Society of Kenya;

  • leadership course lasting not less than Four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • proficiency in computer applications;

  • demonstrated competence in work performance; and

    d) Key Competencies and Skills

  • Communication skills,

  • Problem solving skills,

  • Analytical skills,

  • Critical thinking,

  • Decision making skills,

  • Negotiation and Mediation skills,

  • Leadership skills,

  • Team player

    How To Apply

  • Access and apply online via KNATCOM website at

    For details of the job description and skills, please visit the Commission’s website:

  • All applications should reach the Commission on or before 13th October 2022 at 5.00 pm.


  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

  • Kenya National Commission for UNESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Successful candidates will be required to fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    For more information and job application details, see; KNATCOM Corporation Secretary and Director, Legal services - Jobs in Kenya

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