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Corporation Secretary and Director Legal Services at Kenya Maritime Authority


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KES Confidential
1 month ago

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Job Description

Kenya Maritime Authority was set up in June 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 security, to foster effective implementation of international maritime conventions and other mandatory instruments on safety, security, promote maritime training, Search and Rescue, pollution prevention and the preservation of the marine environment as well as promote trade facilitation and maritime investments.


Terms of Service : Five-year contract (renewable), with medical cover

Remuneration (Kshs.); Basic salary: ,.00 to ,.00, House allowance: 70,.00, Commuter allowance: 24,.00

Job Specification

This is a senior management position. The Director is responsible for providing Board Secretarial and related services to the Board of Directors and ensure effective and efficient management of contract administration, company insurance, legilative drafting and compliance with legal and regualtory legislation including provision of legal advice to members of management.

The duties and responsibilities entail;

Ensuring the Authority is compliant to international instruments related to shipping and maritime affairs; Ensuring quarterly reporting on status of implementation of international instruments related to shipping and maritime affairs; Providing advisory on the impact of international instruments; 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 advice on legal and corporate matters to the Board through interpretation and writing legal opinions; Providing secretariat services to the Board; 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; Overseeing the implementation of Mwongozo, Code of Conduct at the Authority; and Formulating, drafting and facilitating gazettment of Rules, Regulations and Directives issued by or on behalf of the Authority. Coordinating the preparation and submission of monthly, quarterly and annual performance reports for the directorate

Person Specifications

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: –

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 years relevant experience, 5 years of which should be in a management position; Have demonstrable leadership and management skills; and Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya on Leadership and integrity.

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