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  • Posted: Jan 24, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 13, 2023
  • Kenya Maritime Authority was set up in June 2004 as the semi-autonomous agency in charge of regulatory oversight over the Kenyan maritime industry. As the pacesetter of the Kenyan maritime industry, the Authority seeks to strengthen maritime administration in Kenya through enhancement of regulatory and institutional capacities for maritime safety and securi...
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    Corporation Secretary and Director Legal Services


    • Providing secretarial services to the Board; 
    • Arranging the business of the Board’s meetings, keep records of the proceedings of Board and perform other duties as the Board may direct;
    • Providing legal advice to the Board and management;
    • Providing advice on compliance and periodic reporting on international instruments related to shipping and maritime affairs;
    • Providing advisory on the impact of international instruments;
    • Developing and review relevant regulatory Legal framework for the better implementation of the Authority’s mandate;
    • Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Authority in courts or other judicial authorities; 
    • Drafting and reviewing Leases, Contracts, Licensing Frameworks, Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Authority’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;
    • Ensuring compliance with the Mwongozo Code of Governance for State Corporations; and 
    • Formulating, drafting and facilitating gazettement of Rules, Regulations and Directives issued by or on behalf of the Authority. 


    • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution; a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage in any of the following disciplines; International Maritime Law, Environment Law or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
    • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
    • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; 
    • Holds a valid practicing certificate;
    • Member of the Law Society of Kenya; 
    • Holder of Certified Secretary CS(K) qualification and Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya;
    • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience five (5) years of which should be in a management position; 
    • Proficiency in computer applications;
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution; and
    • Demonstrated competence in work performance.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit soft copy applications enclosing detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic and professional certificates, transcripts and the national identification card (as pdf attachment), to email address not later than 13th February, 2023.

    Applications should be addressed to: 
    The Chairman Board of Directors
    Kenya Maritime Authority
    P.O. Box 95076 – 80104

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