Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya

Legal Officer Jobs in Kenya


The Chief Legal Officer shall be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor and is responsible for efficient legal, advisory and secretariat services of the Council.

Responsibilities

  • Serving as Secretary to the Council and all its Committees
  • Guiding the Council on the key Governance and compliance issues
  • Recording and circulating minutes of the Council
  • Acting as custodian of seals, minutes and various records to ensure conformity with regulations
  • Proactively promoting good governance in all committees of Council
  • Providing guidance to the Council and its committees about its responsibilities and accountabilities under the Universities Act, Charter and Statutes; and on how these should be discharged
  • Ensuring that the Council and its committees adopt best practice in all their work
  • Working closely with the Vice Chancellor to ensure that Council meetings and business are conducted efficiently and in compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Review university’s legal and regulatory framework to ensure compliance, removal of impediments and security of member’s contributions.

    Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Law
  • Bachelor of Law Degree from a recognized University
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, a member of the LSK, and have a valid practicing certificate.
  • Certified Public Secretary and member of ICPSK with a valid membership certificate
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a board Secretary in a large corporation.
  • Fully computer literate
  • Proven knowledge of corporate regulatory and company law, rules and norms
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills,
  • Be of high integrity and ensure confidentiality.
  • Have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Comply with the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 on leadership and integrity.

    How To Apply

  • Application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and certified copies of relevant
    academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials, copies of certificates, e-mail addresses and telephone contacts and any other relevant supporting documents.
    Applicants must also submit valid clearances from the following bodies;
  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation (Certificate of Good Conduct)
  • Registered Credit Reference Bureau
  • They should also provide names, telephone numbers and contact addresses of three referees.
  • Two (2) copies of the application and referees’ confidential reports on the applicants’ suitability for the post should be sent via registered mail or courier “marked with the reference number on the left hand corner of the envelope” and sent to the under-signed to be received on or before 11th December, 2018 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Applicants are also required to fill a job application summary form availed in MUST website and send hard and soft copies (Microsoft word document) to [email protected] (Compulsory)
  • Applicants with foreign earned qualifications should have their certificates certified by the Commission for University Education.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • Meru University of Science and Technology is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.

    The Vice Chancellor
    Meru University of Science and Technology
    P.O. Box 972-60200
    MERU


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