Company Secretary/Manager, Legal Services at National Oil Corporation of Kenya

The National Oil Corporation of Kenya is a fully integrated State Corporation involved in all aspects of the petroleum supply chain covering the upstream oil and gas exploration, midstream petroleum infrastructure development and downstream marketing of petroleum products.

Job Description

LOCATION : Head Office
REPORTS TO : Chief Executive Officer

Key Responsibilities And Tasks

  • 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 rights;
  • Overseeing conveyance matters; and
  • Coaching, mentoring and managing the legal team to ensure optimal staff performance.


Academic Qualifications

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

Professional Qualifications



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

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.

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