Company Secretary Job in Kenya

Company Secretary/Manager,
Legal Services

Head Office

REPORTS TO         : Chief Executive Officer

JOB GROUP           

JOB HOLDER         


Reporting to the Chief
Executive Officer, the ideal candidate will take overall charge of managing the
legal function of the Corporation, providing legal advice to the Board and
management, overseeing litigation and reviewing contracts to ensure compliance
to policies. The position serves as the Secretary to the Board.


  • Organizing
    for Board meetings;

  • Taking
    minutes during board meetings and following up on action points;

  • Liaising
    and communicating with the Board and other stakeholders;

  • Coordinating
    Board evaluations, governance and legal audit;

  • Developing
    and reviewing Board charters and other governance instruments;

  • Enhancing
    good corporate governance by formulating policies and procedures relevant
    to the Corporation;

  • Develop
    and implement the Corporation’s Legal strategies;

  • Drafting
    and reviewing the Corporation’s and third parties’ contracts;

  • Providing
    legal opinions on issues affecting the Corporation;

  • Handling
    litigation and disputes involving the Corporation;

  • Liaising
    with the Corporation’s external lawyers on matters they are handling for
    the Corporation;

  • Providing
    legal advisory services to the Corporation on all legally binding
    contracts and documents so as to ensure statutory compliance;

  • Developing
    and managing the legal department budget;

  • Maintaining
    custody of all legal documents, contracts and security documentation for
    the Corporation;

  • Overseeing
    the registration and protection of the Corporation’s intellectual property

  • Overseeing
    conveyance matters; and

  • Coaching,
    mentoring and managing the legal team to ensure optimal staff


  • Masters
    of Law (LLM) or Business Administration or any other relevant field shall
    be an added advantage;

  • Bachelor
    of Law (LLB)

  • CPS


  • At
    least 10 years legal experience, 5 years of which must be at managerial

  • Intellectual
    leadership in managing people, operations and financial resources;

  • Ability
    to think strategically and design long term plans;

  • Organization
    and coordination skills;

  • Good
    communication skills both written and oral;

  • Good
    negotiation skills;

  • Analytical
    skills; and

  • Interpersonal

How to Apply

Candidates will be
required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of
Kenya on leadership and integrity, and are thus required to submit clearance
certificates from the following institutions together with the job application:

  • Kenya
    Revenue Authority (Tax Compliance Certificate)

  • Higher
    Education Loans Board

  • Ethics
    & Anti – Corruption Commission

  • Criminal
    Investigation Department (Certificate of Good Conduct)

  • Report
    from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

Evidence of on-going clearance
is admissible subject to satisfactory results (presentation of a clearance
certificate from the above institutions) before the selection process.

Interested candidates
can access advertisement and application details on the National Oil website Applicants
should email applications to [email protected] In
addition, please attach a curriculum vitae that contains details of your
qualifications, experience, positions held relevant to this role and indicate
your current remuneration. Include your day and evening phone numbers, email
address, names and addresses of three professional referees.

Applications should
reach us not later than 5pm on Tuesday 04th August 2020.

Only short-listed
candidates shall be contacted.

Canvassing shall lead to
automatic disqualification.

National Oil is an equal
opportunity employer (EOE) and committed to diversity and Gender Equity
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