REPORTS TO : Chief Executive Officer
JOB GROUP : NOC 2
JOB HOLDER : Vacant
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the ideal candidate will take overall charge of managing the legal function of the Corporation, providing legal advice to the Board and management, overseeing litigation and reviewing contracts to ensure compliance to policies. The position serves as the Secretary to the Board.
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.
- Masters of Law (LLM) or Business Administration or any other relevant field shall be an added advantage;
- Bachelor of Law (LLB)
Must be a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya in good standing. A letter of good standing from the Institute should be provided.
- 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
- Interpersonal skills.
General Application Requirements
Interested candidates, who MUST be Kenyan citizens, should submit their applications including copies of their academic and professional certificates, a copy of the National Identity Card or valid Passport, an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing current position, qualifications, working experience, current and expected salary, a working email and a daytime telephone number. The CV should also include the email and telephone contacts of three (3) professional referees who can speak on your competence, character and integrity. All applications should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Key Requirements
Shortlisted candidates MUST present and satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 during the interviews by providing originals and copies of the following documents:
- A Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI);
- A Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
- A Tax Compliance Certificate from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
- Clearance certificates from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) i.e. Completed First Schedule (s.13) and a self-declaration form; and
- A Clearance Certificate from an Approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) in Kenya.
Only short-listed candidates shall be contacted.
Applications should reach us not later than 17:00 hours on Wednesday, 31st March 2021.
Canvassing in any form will lead to disqualification.
National Oil is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to gender and disability mainstreaming