The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) is a 100% State-owned Corporation incorporated on 2nd December, 2008 under the Company's Act, Cap 486 as a State Corporation pursuant to the Sessional Paper No. 4 of 2004 on Energy. The mandate of the company is to plan, design, construct, own, operate and maintain high voltage electricity transmission grid and regional power interconnectors.
KETRACO’s vision is to be a world-class electricity transmission company and the leading interconnector in Africa. The mission of the company is to provide reliable, efficient and effective electricity transmission and promote power trade for sustainable socio-economic development. The company invites applications from suitable individuals to fill the following position: -
COMPANY SECRETARY & GENERAL MANAGER LEGAL SERVICES – KET 2 REF: KETRACO/5/1C/40/130/VOL I – B (1 POSTION ON CONTRACT TERMS OF FIVE (5) YEARS RENEWABLE ONCE)
Reporting to the Managing Director & CEO, the successful candidate will be responsible for advising the Board of Directors and Management on matters of Corporate Governance and implementation of the Mwongozo Code of Governance for State Corporations. The job is also responsible for management of secretariat services to the Board, corporate and legal affairs of the Company.
i. Providing leadership to Staff in the Directorate;
ii. Advising the Board and Management on legal matters;
iii. Providing guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities on matters of Governance; iv. Ensuring that the company complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements;
v. Ensuring formulation and implementation of strategies on litigation, prosecution and arbitration; vi. Coordinating litigation, arbitration, prosecution matters and ensuring stakeholder communication in liaison with the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice, Government Ministries and external lawyers;
vii. Overseeing representation of the company before the Courts and Tribunals and issuing instructions to external lawyers as necessary;
viii. Convening Annual General Meetings and filing of statutory annual returns with the Registrar of Companies;
ix. Coordinating conveyancing activities for easement registration and purchase of substation land; x. Overseeing research on emerging legal issues and advising the company accordingly;
xi. Managing staff job performance and evaluation, career development and capacity building and deployment of skills;
xii. Overseeing internal processes and workflows for operational effectiveness;
xiii. Proposing the Directorate’s annual budget, procurement and work plan;
xiv. Managing the implementation of legal risk mitigation measures and updating of the Directorate’s Enterprise Risk Register;
xv. Overseeing drafting, negotiation and vetting of contracts, memoranda of understanding (MOUs), leases and other legal documents;
xvi. Overseeing planning and implementation of corporate communication strategies;
xvii. Promoting a good corporate image of the company and advising the Board and Management on strategic communication;
xviii. Planning and implementing statutory bi-annual legal and governance audits to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements;
xix. Managing staff job performance and evaluation, career development and capacity building and deployment of skills;
xx. Liaising with other process owners for operational effectiveness.
xxi. Ensuring timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers and minutes; xxii. Maintaining proper records of Board proceedings and being the custodian of Board documents such as, Board minute Books, Board policy documents, Board register of Conflict of interest and register of Board meetings’ attendance;
xxiii. Communicating Board resolutions to Management for implementation;
xxiv. Coordinating annual Board evaluation and induction of new board members;
xxv. Facilitating the implementation of the Mwongozo Code of Governance;
xxvi. Maintaining subscription of eBoard software for Board information;
xxvii. Keeping safe custody of the company seal, contracts, licenses, title documents, vehicle logbooks, security and corporate documents;
xxviii. Monitoring and ensuring compliance with contractual agreements, legislation, administrative circulars/executive orders, legal/governance audit recommendations;
xxix. Drafting and facilitating gazettement of legal notices issued by the company;
xxx. Facilitating effective communication between the company and its stakeholders;
xxxi. Co-ordinating and promoting corporate brand and image of the company
xxxii. Accounting for resource use in line with prevailing laws, policies and regulations;
xxxiii. Providing oversight in quality assurance for the Directorate.
Qualifications & Skills required
i. Knowledge and relevant experience of not less that twelve (12) years, with at least eight (8) years at senior management level;
ii. Master’s Degree in any relevant field with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution.
iii. Possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education;
iv. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and have a valid practicing certificate;
v. Be a Certified Secretary CS(K) and be a member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK);
vi. Undertaken a leadership development programme/training lasting not less than 4 (four) weeks from a recognized institution;
vii. Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010
viii. Personal attributes such as; Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Critical thinking, Decision making skills, Entrepreneurial skills, Negotiation and mediation skills, Leadership skills, Interpersonal skills, Team player, Knowledge in office automation applications. Decision Making - Strategic and Managerial Decisions Working Conditions - Office Setting
MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL POSITIONS
Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application;
i) A Signed application letter;
ii) A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment and names of at least three professional referees;
iii) Copies of academic and professional certificates
iv) Copy of National Identification Card or Passport
v) Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
vi) Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
vii) Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA); and
viii)Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) NB: The above documents must be scanned as one continuous PDF for uploading.
In addition to the above
i) Applicants should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
ii) Those who had earlier applied are encouraged to reapply.
iii) Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
iv) Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
v) Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during interviews.
vi) It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
vii) The company is committed to implementing provisions of the Constitution of Kenya – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse
communities and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups and persons with disabilities. PERSONS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.