Corporation Secretary

Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC)

Job Summary

The Institute seeks to recruit a Corporation Secretary reporting to the Director / C.E.O., the Corporation Secretary shall be responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Institute, including issues of property management, insurance, criminal proceedings, rendering legal advice to the Council and the Director on any legal actions to be initiated and/ or defending the interests of the institute.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description/Requirements

KIMC Grade 3

1 Post

Ref No. KIMC/HR/01/2021


Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) is the oldest Middle Level media training Institution in Kenya established in 1961. It is currently a State Corporation established through Legal Notice No.197 of 2011(amended).

The Institute offers training at Post Graduate, Diploma and Certificate levels in Communication and Cinematic Arts.

The Institute seeks to recruit a Corporation Secretary reporting to the Director / C.E.O., the Corporation Secretary shall be responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Institute, including issues of property management, insurance, criminal proceedings, rendering legal advice to the Council and the Director on any legal actions to be initiated and/ or defending the interests of the institute.

Advising managers on day to day legal problems connected with KIMC regulations.


The Detailed Responsibilities of the Corporation Secretary shall include but not limited to:-

i. Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.

ii. Assist the Board in carrying out the following:

a) Board induction
b) Updating the Board and Committee Charters
c) Preparation of Board Work Plans
d) Board Evaluation
e) Governance audit
f) Implementation of Code of Conduct and Ethics

iii. Ensuring the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers.

iv. Responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Institute, including issues of Property Management, Insurance, Criminal and Civil proceedings.

v. Rendering professional legal advice to the Director for any Legal action to be initiated and/or defending the interests of the Institute.

vi. Advising Management on day-to-day legal matters connected with the Institute’s operations.

vii. Ensure timely circulation of Council Minutes.

viii. Be the custodian of the seal of the organization and other Legal Instruments and account to the Board for their use.

ix. Updating the Board and Committee Charters.

x. Ensure that the Board Members are aware of all relevant laws relating to the Institute.

xi. Advising the Council on Corporate and Legal Affairs and matters of Corporate Governance.

xii. Perform any other relevant responsibilities assigned by the Director/C.E.O.


Qualifications

For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of a Senior Legal officer in Public Service or in a comparable position in the Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Law degree from a recognized University;
  • Master’s degree in law or Social Sciences;
  • Experience with at least 4 Years at Senior Management;
  • An advocate of the High court with valid practicing certificate;
  • A member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries;
  • Computer literacy of standard office computer applications;
  • Demonstrated integrity, managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance;
  • Ability to work under pressure;

In addition, candidates must adhere to the provisions of Chapter VI on Leadership and integrity, as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Interested candidates must submit Certificates of Compliance from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), and Credit Reference Bureau (CRB); and provide Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Terms of Service: The successful candidate will be on Permanent and Pensionable terms of service. The Salary for this position will range from Kshs.114, to 167,463 per month exclusive of allowances.


How to Apply

Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications quoting job reference number accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae; copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card, Transcripts and Testimonials; Daytime Contacts; Full Names and Contacts of Three (3) referees to:

The Director
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
Uholo Road, (South B), Nairobi
Off Mombasa Road
P. O. Box 42422 – 00100
Nairobi


The application must reach the undersigned by 22nd January 2021.

Kenya Institute of Mass Communication is an equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to implementing affirmative action.

In this regard, Women, persons with disability and minority groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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