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  • Corporation Secretary & Legal Services at National Youth Council

  • Posted on: 6 November, 2019 Deadline: 26 November, 2019
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  • The National Youth Service (NYS) is a State Corporation established under section 5 (1) of the NYS, Act, 2018 (the Act) to train and mentor Kenyan youth. The functions of the Service as provided in the Act are undertaking paramilitary training, technical and vocational training in various trades, national building programmes, commercialization of assets to optimize utilization of its resources as well as research and innovation, hence creating a critical mass of technologically skilled and effective Kenyan youth ready to join the global village.
    In line with its mandate, the Service is seeking to recruit suitably qualified candidates for the following five senior management positions:

    Corporation Secretary & Legal Services


    NYS GRADE 3 (1 post)

    Salary Scale:

    NYS 3: Kshs. 181,900 x 8,100 – 190,000 x 8,200 – 206,400 x 8,200 – 222,800 x 8,300 – 256,000


    • House Allowance Kshs. 60,000 p.m.
    • Commuter Allowance Kshs. 20,000 p.m.
    • Leave allowance Kshs. 10,000 p.a.

    Terms of Service

    Three year, renewable contract based on performance.

    Job Description

    The Corporation Secretary and Legal Services Manager reports directly to the Director General/CEO of the National Youth Service.

    The office is responsible for:

    Providing the National Youth Service Council Secretariat and related services while assisting the Director General as provided for in Code of Conduct for State

    Advising the Council and Management on legal matters, as well as implementing good corporate governance to enhance organizational credibility.


    Duties and responsibilities of the Corporation Secretary and Legal Services will entail:

    •  Developing and reviewing relevant regulatory Legal frameworks for the better implementation of the Service mandate;
    • Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Service through interpretation and writing legal opinions;
    •  Providing secretariat services on behalf of the Director General and the Council;
    •  Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Service in courts or other judicial
    • Drafting and reviewing contracts, Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Service’s policies;
    • Liaising with the Attorney General, law enforcement agencies and stakeholders on all legal matters;
    • Ensuring that Legal Audit Compliance is carried out to confirm compliance with relevant statutory requirements;
    • Overseeing implementation of Code of Conduct in the Service;
    • Liaising with the office of the Cabinet Secretary responsible for the youth and the AG’s Office in formulating, drafting and gazettement of Legal Notices for the Service;
    • Supervision of staff of the Council Secretariat; and Any other duty, assigned by the Director General/CEO of the Service.


    For appointment to this post, the candidate must;

    •  Have a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors Degree in Law from a recognized university;
    • Have a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized university
    •  Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
    •  Have a certificate in Strategic Leadership Course from a recognized institution;
    • Be proficient in ICT;
    • Have experience of not less than ten (10) years, three (3) of which must be in a
      leadership/senior; management position in the Public Service or Private sector;
    • Be a practicing advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    • Be a member to the Law Society of Kenya;
    • Hold a current practicing certificate;
    • Be a member, Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK);
    • Demonstrate strong abilities on a spectrum of key work performance competencies such as managerial, teamwork, interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, numerical and organization skills; and
    • Fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    Method of Application

    Applicants who meet the above requirements should send their application letters in a sealed envelope marked with the title of the position being applied for; together with detailed curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic certificates testimonials, and national identity card/passport.
    In addition, applicants are required to attach certified copies of good conduct from the Directorate for Criminal Investigations, tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Kenya Credit Reference Bureau and a compliance certificate the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
    The applications should reach the undersigned not later than Tuesday, 26th November, 2019.

    Director General/CEO
    National Youth Service
    P. O Box 30397 – 00100, GPO

    Sealed hand-delivered applications can be dropped at the Registry – National Youth Service
    Headquarters, Ruaraka, Thika Road, Ground Floor. The applicants can also email their applications to: director.generalnys@gmail.com or Director.general@nys.go.ke with the title of the position being applied for as the subject. Those without relevant qualifications, copies of documentation and details as sought for will NOT be considered.
    Any form of canvassing shall lead to Automatic Disqualification. ONLY shortlisted candidates
    shall be contacted.
    NYS is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Matilda P. Sakwa (Ms.), EBS DIRECTOR GENERAL

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