Deputy Chief Legal Officer/Corporation Secretary

Recruiter / Employer: Kibabii University College
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Requirements for Appointment:

For appointment to this grade, a candidate: -

i. Must have Masters of Law/Legal Studies degree from a recognized University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School with seven (7) years’ working experience three (3) as Senior Legal Officer Scale 13 or its equivalent;

ii. Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with the current practicing certificate;

iii. Must be registered with Law Society of Kenya;

iv. Must have CPS (K) and member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya in good standing.

v. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and

vi. ICT Competence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor, the Deputy Chief Legal Officer/Corporation Secretary shall on the overall be responsible for the supervision and management of all administrative and operational functions of the Office of the Chief Legal Officer.

The Deputy Chief Legal Officer/Corporation Secretary shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

i. Ensuring compliance with Statutes, regulations and procedures;

ii. Advising the Vice Chancellor and Council on legal obligations;

iii. Drafting, reviewing and approving agreements, grant awards and contracts;

iv. Overseeing management of land assets and Intellectual Property;

v. Keeping Custody of legal and Council documents;

vi. Overseeing preparation of Council and legal reports;

vii. Overseeing review of legal policies and practices;

viii. Identifying, mitigating legal risks and developing remedial plans;

ix. Representing the University in litigation and developing case strategy;

x. Reviewing progress of outstanding litigation;

xi. Ensure that Council complies with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements as well as best corporate governance practice, including disclosures;

xii. Ensuring Council resolutions, internal policies and procedures comply with legal provisions;

xiii. Provide proper advice and resources required by Council members to discharge their duties;

xiv. Serve as the focal point for all Council communications and engagements;

xv. Maintain accurate records of Council and Committee deliberations, ensuring they reflect proper exercise of fiduciary duties;

 xvi. Manage all Council and Committee meeting logistics, attend and record minutes of all meetings and facilitate Council communications; and

xvii. Facilitate induction of new Council members and assist in their training and development.

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