The Corporation Secretary/Chief Legal Officer provides legal advisory and support services to the Board of Directors and Management of KAA. The role entails provision of secretarial services, legal advice, ensuring statutory compliance and management of the litigation function of the Authority.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
- Dealing with correspondence, collating information and writing reports, ensuring Board decisions are communicated to Management and stakeholders;
- Providing administrative support and guiding the Board on the management of the Corporation including compliance with legal and statutory requirements;
- Ensuring that the minutes of the Board and Board Committees are promptly prepared and circulated;
- Assisting the Chairperson in organizing Board activities, including providing information, preparing agenda, issuing notices and preparing for meetings and board development programs;
- Providing secretarial services to the Board including ensuring that the Board work plan is prepared and adhered to, circulate board papers in advance of the meeting, keep a record of attendance at meetings, keep safe custody of the seal and a record of its usage, custodian of Board documents such as, Board minute books, Board policy documents, Register of attendance and prepare the Board for annual general meetings where applicable;
- Contributing to Board discussions as and when required and advising Directors on the legal and governance policy frameworks;
- Negotiating and reviewing contracts, agreements, leases and concessions and consulting with other departments to ensure that the Corporation’s interests are protected;
- Ensuring that the Corporation complies with the regulatory environment affecting its operations by liaising with the Government, regulatory bodies and international organizations such as ICAO, IATA and ACI;
- Ensuring ownership rights of all KAA assets and registration of title to all KAA properties, together with safe custody thereof;
- Carrying out legal audit on operations of the Authority including due diligence in order to recommend improvement, feedback and compliance;
- Assisting the Board in carrying out the following:
- Board induction and training;
- Updating the Board and Committee charters;
- Preparation of Board work plans;
- Board evaluation;
- Providing advice on corporate governance practices;
- Governance audit; and
- Implementation of the code of conduct and ethics.
- Maintaining and updating the register of conflicts of interest;
- Ensuring that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the organization;
- Ensuring that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities;
- Except in exceptional circumstances, ensuring that the Board and Committee papers are circulated in advance of any meeting;
- Advising on legal matters and manage the litigation function of the Authority;
- Initiating development of legal strategies for management of disputes; and
- Coordinating legal support in preparation of legal documents, contracts, leases and other related documents.
Key Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelors degree in Law from a recognized institution;
- Relevant Masters degree from a recognized institution;
- Postgraduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
- Minimum of twelve (12) years practical and relevant working experience four (4) of which must be in a senior management position;
- Admitted to the Roll as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
- Certified Public Secretary, Kenya (CPSK) or its equivalent;
- Member of the Law Society of Kenya and Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) and in good standing;
- Valid Practicing Certificate;
- Management Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks;
- Proficiency in computer applications; and
- Fulfilling the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Skills and Competencies
Strategy execution, analytical skills, people management, coaching, problem solving & decision-making, financial management, team work, good communication, interpersonal, risk management and leadership skills.
Candidates who had previously applied for the positions of General Manager, Marketing & Business Development and Corporation Secretary/Chief Legal Officer are encouraged to reapply.
Terms and Conditions of Service
These positions shall be for a three (3) year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory performance or attainment of mandatory retirement age whichever happens earlier.
Documents to be submitted by the Applicants
Application letter should be accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), a daytime phone contact, email address, email and telephone contacts of three (3) referees and copies of academic and relevant professional certificates.
The full details of the advertisement can be accessed on KAA Website https://www.kaa.go.ke under Careers Section for detailed job descriptions, requirements for appointment and instructions on how to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit the following clearance certificates as per the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010:
(i) Police Clearance Certificate from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
(ii) Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)
(iii) Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
(iv) Clearance from the Ethics & Anti-corruption Authority (EACC)
(v) Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)
The clearance certificates should be valid and current.
The self-declaration Form from EACC should indicate the respective position that is being applied for.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates shall be contacted. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to provide original National Identity Card, Academic and Professional Certificates during the interview.
Submission of Applications
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications via electronic mail [email protected] or in hard copy quoting the Job Reference on the Email title line or on the envelope to:
Ag. Managing Director / CEO
Kenya Airports Authority
KAA Head Office, Airport North Road
P. O Box 19001-00501, Nairobi Kenya.
To be considered, your application must be received not later than 30th October 2023 at 5.00pm East African Time addressed to the contact provided above.
KAA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Persons with Disabilities, Minority & Marginalized Groups are encouraged to apply.
Canvasing in any form or failure to attach any of the stipulated documents shall lead to automatic disqualification.