The Director, Legal Services will be reporting to the Registrar/CEO and will be responsible for the provision of the secretarial services to the Board of Directors, provide legal guidance to the Board and general legal services to the Board.
2. JOB AND PERSON SPECIFICATIONS
The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail:-
i. Developing and reviewing regulatory frameworksfor the better implementation of the Boards mandate;
ii. Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Board through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
iii. Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Board in courts or other judicial authorities;
iv. Providing guidance on corporate governance practises to the Board and all employees;
v. Overseeing the Boards compliance with statutory and other regulatory requirements;
vi. Overseeing the formulation and implementation of strategies on litigation, prosecution andarbitration;
vii. Coordinating all litigation, arbitration and prosecution in liaison with the AttorneyGeneral's Chambers, Government Ministries and external lawyers in variouslitigations as required;
viii. Developingpreventive legal strategies aimed at forestalling disputes, controversies andlitigation;
ix. Overseeing the provision of legal support tothe draw up of the legal documents, contract leases and other related documents;
x. Coordinating the review of laws, by-laws and regulations relating to the Board;
xi. Overseeing research on emerging legal issues and advising the Board accordingly;
xii. Overseeing the development and maintenance of an updated case registers;
xiii. Managing implementation of the Directorates deliverables in realization of the BoardsStrategic Plan and Performance Contract;
xiv. Coordinates the development of the Directorates work plans, progress reports and budgets;
xv. Managing the implementation of legal risk mitigation measures and updating of theDirectorates Enterprise Risk Register;
xvi. Overseeing capacity building as well as development of staff in the Directorate;
xvii. Coordinate the drafting, negotiating and vetting of contracts, MOUs, leases and otherlegal documents;
xviii. Coordinatingall conveyancing activities and keeping custody of title documents;
xix. Coordinating the conduct of legal, governance audit to ensure compliance with relevantstatutory requirements and advise on need for revision of the same;
xx. Coordinate the Boards induction as well as creation of awareness to the requirements of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with legal statutes/legislation;
xxi. Providing Board secretarial services;
xxii. Coordinating annual Board evaluation and governance audits;
xxiii. Coordinate the implementationof the Mwongozo Code of Conduct and Ethics;
xxiv. Keeping safe custody of the Board Seal and security documents;
xxv. Draftand facilitate gazettement of legal notices issued by the Board;
xxvi. Anyother duties as assigned from time to time.
Forappointment to this grade, an officer must:-
Have a Degree in Law from a recognized university;
Master's Degree in Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution
Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law/Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;
Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
Have a current law practicing certificate;
Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK)
Have a minimum of ten (10) years minimum related work experience with at least three (3) years of which must have been at a management position either in public or private sector.;
Be a Member, Law Society of Kenya (LSK); and
Leadership course lasting not less than 6 weeks will be an added advantage.
c) KeyCompetencies and skills
For consideration to the position, the candidate mustdemonstrate that they have:
i. Proficiency in IT
ii. Strategic thinking
iii. Analytical Skills
iv. Strong Communications and Reporting Skills
v. Strong Managerial Skills and Ability to lead teams
vi. Mentoring, Coaching and Leadership Skills
vii. Interpersonal and Negotiation Skills
viii. Team Player
4. TERMS OF SERVICE:
The Director, Legal & Corporation Serviceswill serve on Contract for a period of five (5) year term renewable based onperformance.
The Basic Salary Structure Excluding Allowances:
Minimum Ksh. 124,809.25 - Maximum Ksh. 224,122.00
5. CONDITIONS FORAPPLICATION
i. Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements ofChapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya and will therefore be required toprovide the following documents;
· Clearance certificates from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB),
· Valid Tax Compliance certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority(KRA),
· Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of CriminalInvestigations ;
· Clearance certificate from a Credit Reference Bureau (CRB);
· Clearance from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission.
Canvassingwill lead to automatic disqualification.
6. HOW TO APPLY
Candidates who meet the above requirementsare invited to log onto the Boards recruitment portal via https://ebk.go.ke/career-opportunitiesand must complete the registration and submit the same as well as attach the following documents in one compressed pdf document;
· Signed Cover Letter
· Detailed CVs (giving current contactdetails of three (3) referees),
· Copies of all academic and professionalcertificates, copies of testimonials, details of current position, currentremuneration
· Copy of National Identification Cardor Passport.
All applications must be submitted throughthe e-recruitment portal to be considered.
No Hard Copy Application will be accepted.
All applications must be received not laterthan 29th June, 2021 at 1700Hours and should be addressed to;
ENGINEERS BOARD OF KENYA,
P. O. Box 30324-00100 NAIROBI.
The Board is an equal-opportunity employer inkeeping with its obligations under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 particularlyArticles 10, 27(4) and 232. The Board therefore encourages qualified personsirrespective of gender, age, race, culture, religion, marital status ordisability to apply.