Corporation Secretary/Head, Legal Services at National Biosafety Authority

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) is a state corporation in Kenya mandated to ensure safety to human and animal health and provide adequate protection of the environment from harmful effects that may result from genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The Authority was established pursuant to the provisions of the Biosafety Act No. 2, 2009 to regulate all activities involving GMOs in food, feed, research, industry, trade and environmental release and it fulfils its mandate by ensuring and assuring safe development, transfer, handling and use of GMOs in Kenya.


The job holder is responsible for managing all Corporation and Legal matters, handling litigation cases against the company and keep custody of important legal documents.

Job Specification

The duties and responsibilities at this level includes;

  • Serve as secretary to the Board of directors and committee meetings.
  • Ensure timely preparation and circulation of the Board and Committee papers
  • Coordinate Board induction, training and evaluation
  • Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities on matters of governance.
  • Provides stewardship in monitoring, reviewing and drawing the legislation governing the operations of the Authority,
  • Manage and supervise corporate litigation
  • Conduct continuous legal audit to ensure there is compliance with the legal and regulatory obligations
  • Ensure safe Custodian of all legal documents e.g. title deeds, contracts and all sensitive company documents.

Person Specification

  • At least Twelve (10) years’ experience, three (3) of which must be in a senior management level in the public or private sector;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law
  • Master’s degree in Law
  • Strategic Leadership Course lasting not less than six weeks from a recognized institution
  • Member of a professional Body in good standing (where applicable)

Key Competencies and Skills

  • Strategic leadership skills
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Results orientated
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications
  • High level of Integrity

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