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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Shall serve as Secretary to the Board
  • Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.
  • Assist the Board in carrying out; Board induction and training, Updating the Board and Committee charters, Preparation of Board work plans, Board evaluation, Governance audit, Implementation of the code of conduct and Ethics.
  • Ensure the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers
  • Be the custodian of the seal of the Agency and account to the Board for its use.
  • Maintain and update the register of conflicts of interest.
  • Ensure that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the organisation.
  • Facilitate effective communication between the organisation and the shareholders.
  • Ensure that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities.
  • Except in exceptional circumstances, ensure that Board and Committee papers are circulated in advance of any meeting.
  • Provide legal guidance on contractual and statutory obligations binding to the Organization and legal duties for the Board.
  • Coordinate litigations for the Agency.
  • Provide guidance on governance and adherence to statutory obligations.
  • Prepare all contracts, represent the Agency in court on all litigation matters.
  • Facilitate the development of the all Bills and Policies that have bearing on the Agency’s mandate.
  • Establish and manage the Legal Registry.
  • Establish and manage the Agency’s Securities Register for the custody and maintenance of securities, bonds or other proprietary instruments resulting from the Agency’s transactional activities, as required.
  • Provide and interpret legal information, conducting training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to staff.
  • Safeguard the Agency’s interests and ensuring that they are adequately defended before the courts.
  • Manage, review, and monitor progress of all outstanding litigation.
  • Issue instructions, liaise with the Agency’s appointed Advocates with a view to ensuring they act in the Agency’s interest while handling cases on its behalf.
  • Ensure the Authority complies with constitutional, regulatory and all relevant laws in force through the provision of legal advisory services and contractual risks are efficiently managed.
  • Undertake extensive review of different requests for approval, licenses both internal and external for purposes of ascertaining legal soundness, make appropriate recommendations and ensure proper implementation.
  • Document and maintain a record of all enforcement and compliance assignments undertaken by the Authority’s personnel and develop legal accountability structures in relation to enforcement assignments.
  • Legal drafting of the Agency’s codes, regulations, rules, guidelines, by–laws and treaties.
  • Continuously manage, review and updating of all the Agency’s codes, regulations, rules, guidelines, by–laws and treaties for consistency with each other, and also compliance with the National and County Legal Frameworks.
  • Establish and manage the Agency’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism.
  • Develop the Agency’s proactive and preventive legal policies and strategies aimed at forestalling disputes, controversies and litigation.

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been in management.
  • Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Must be Certified Public Secretary
  • Member of the Law Society of Kenya
  • Member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries and in good standing
  • Demonstrated results in work performance including litigation.
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution;

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Key competence and skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Attention to details

Manager, Finance & Accounts

Job Description

Job Descriptions

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Developing and overseeing the implementation of a dynamic Finance strategy that is able to deliver exemplary services and results as envisioned in the strategic plan;
  • Develop the Agency’s budget and continuously monitor and evaluate its implementation;
  • Giving oversight to the Agency’s financial affairs and advise the Agency on financial planning strategies and policies;
  • Ensuring effective and efficient management of the Agency’s resources including finances and other assets and liabilities;
  • Ensuring the provision of meaningful, accurate and timely financial and management accounts and reports to the Director General and the Board;
  • Negotiating with banks, donors and development partners for appropriate support;
  • Participating in the development and review of the Corporation strategic plan;
  • Ensuring compliance with Public Financial Management Act, IPSAS and IFRS and ISO Standards and other legal and regulatory policies;
  • Reviewing the financial plans in line with the overall strategic objectives and government performance contract;
  • Construct and monitor reliable internal control systems;
  • Understand and mitigate key elements of the corporation financial risk profile;
  • Overseeing the operations of Finance & Accounting divisions.

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:

  • A minimum period of ten (10) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been in management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in either Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Master’s Degree in any of the following: Commerce, Accounting, Business Administration, or their equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA, K) or its equivalent
  • Membership and in good standing of a relevant professional body/Institution;
  • Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution
  • Proficiency in computer applications with emphasis on Financial Management Information Systems;
  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
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Key Competencies and skills

  • Strategic thinking
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication and reporting skills
  • Strong managerial skills and ability to lead teams
  • Mentoring, coaching and leadership skills
  • Interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Team player
  • Ethical and integrity

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