Stima Sacco Legal Services and Corporate Secretarial Manager Jobs in Kenya

Stima Sacco Legal Services and Corporate Secretarial Manager Jobs in Kenya

Role details

  • Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Legal Services and Corporate Secretarial Manager will provide oversight and leadership and strategic legal advice and solutions to the Society.

  • The job holder will ensure legal compliance and advise on corporate matters of the Sacco.

  • He/she will identify and manage legal risks and proactively update the organization on relevant legal issues.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Formulate and drive implementation of the legal and corporate secretarial strategy, goals, policies and procedures in alignment with the Society’s strategy.

  • Establish and ensure implementation of an effective legal and compliance framework/ procedure.

  • Provide well researched legal advice and opinion and legal interpretation on various matters.

  • Advice the board of directors and management on laws and regulations in line with their duties.

  • Lead identification of legal risks and set up timely mitigating actions.

  • Oversee, provide legal advice in litigation matters and arbitration processes between the Society and other parties and represent the Society on litigation matters.

  • Ensure that the rights of the Society are protected in all contracts, leases, MOUs and any other engagements entered into by the Society by reviewing and participating in the negotiations.

  • In conjunction with the CEO, provide board/secretarial services to the Board of Trustees and advice on good corporate governance practices.

  • Record and circulate minutes of the meetings of the Board, AGM and Management.

  • Oversee the right of shareholder and create good relationship with shareholder.

  • Oversee changes of directors and examine director qualifications in case of appointment of new directors.

  • Prepare legal opinions, advice and reports on technical legal matters to the Board and Departmental Managers.

  • Oversee the audits of policy and compliance to standards in the Society operations including liaison with internal and external auditors.

  • Draft and review legal documentation prepared for the Society or arising from the work of the Society.

  • Keep safe custody of the seal and other relevant documents.

  • Monitor and follow up on Kenyan
    legislation and advise the impact of existing and newly enacted legislation on the Society’s overall activities.

  • Advice on any changes in the legal regime that may affect the Environmental and Social Risk Framework.

    Minimum Requirements

    Academic Requirements

  • Bachelors’ degree in Law (LLB) from a reputable institution.

  • Master’s in law (LL.M) will be an added advantage.

  • Admission as Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.

  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK) in good standing and holder of valid Advocates practicing certificate.

  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS) III and/or equivalent management/administrative qualification.

    Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of Eight (8) years relevant experience in a busy law firm or a senior role in a corporation’s legal department.

  • At least three (3) years in a similar role.

    Summary of Technical Competencies

  • Knowledge of laws and regulations in Kenya.

  • Understanding and relevant practice of litigation.

  • Knowledge and relevant practice in either investments and/or real estate sectors.

  • Civil litigation and advocacy rights.

  • Legal drafting.

  • Conveyancing.

  • Contract management.

  • Negotiation skills.

    Summary of behavioural/general Competencies

  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strategic thinking

  • Ability to lead, develop and nurture high-performing teams.

  • Ability to manage and drive change.

  • Professionalism and integrity in line with the Sacco’s values.

  • Collaboration and inclusivity.

  • Nurture Innovation and foster learning and development.

  • Good interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.

  • Results oriented and good team player.

    How to Apply

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