Corporation Secretary/Chief Legal Officer

Kibabii University

Job Summary

Ensuring the University’s compliance with Statutes, Regulations and Procedures

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Pursuant to Part V Section 35 of the Universities Act 2012, Part IV Section 23 of the Kibabii University Charter, 2015 and Kibabii University Statutes 2020, the University invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for the following vacant positions.

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

1. CORPORATION SECRETARY/CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER – GRADE AD 15

Requirements for Appointment:
For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have: -

i. A Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B) from a recognized institution;
ii. A Master’s degree in Law (LL.M) from a recognized institution;
iii. Served in the grade of Deputy Chief Legal Officer Grade 14 or in a comparable and relevant position for a minimum period of three (3) years;
iv. A valid Practicing Certificate from Law Society of Kenya;
v. Be a registered member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICS);
vi. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing;
vii. PhD in Law from a recognized institution will be an added advantage;
viii. Certificate in Leadership/Governance course lasting not less than six (6) weeks will be an added advantage;
ix. Certificate in Computer Applications skills from a recognized institution; and
x. Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in legal work as reflected in proven work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Corporation Secretary/Chief Legal Officer shall have the following duties and responsibilities:-

i. Ensuring the University’s compliance with Statutes, Regulations and Procedures;
ii. Advising the University Council and the Vice Chancellor on legal matters and obligations;
iii. Drafting and reviewing agreements, grants, awards and contracts;
iv. Overseeing the Legal Management of the University’s Intellectual Property and other Assets including Land;
v. Maintaining Custody of the University’s Legal and Council documents;
vi. Overseeing preparation of the University’s Council and Legal reports;
vii. Overseeing review of the University’s Legal Policies and Practices;
viii. Identifying and mitigating legal risks as well as developing remedial plans;
ix. Managing the University’s litigation portfolio, developing case strategy and reviewing progress of ongoing litigation;
x. Ensuring Council Resolutions, Internal Policies and procedures comply with the law;
xi. Preparing Notices, Agenda and Minutes of University Council Meetings;
xii. Attending University Council Meetings; and
xiii. Preparing University Council work plans.

How to Apply

Each application shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae with 3 referees, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity card or passport, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents.
Applicants must also submit the following current documents:
i. Clearance from the Kenya Revenue Authority;
ii. Clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board;
iii. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
iv. Clearance from a Credit Reference Bureau;
v. Criminal Investigation Department - (Certificate of Good Conduct);

All applications should be clearly marked with the referenced number of the advertised position and submitted as follows:
1. Six (6) hard Copies; and
2. Electronic scanned copies in PDF format (as one running document) to be sent to the following e-mail recruitment@kibu.ac.ke by 5pm EAT Monday 31st January, 2022.
The Six (6) hard Copies must be submitted on or before Monday 31st January, 2022 and be addressed to:-

The Vice Chancellor, Kibabii University,
P.O. Box 1699 - 50200,
Bungoma

OR
Dropped at:-
Kibabii University – Main Campus
Administration Registry, Third Floor Room ABA 308


Please Note:
• Kibabii University is an equal opportunity employer. Women, marginalized and persons living with disability are encouraged to apply.
• The University does not charge any fee for the whole recruitment and selection exercise.
• Any form of canvasing will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.
• Only shortlisted candidates with be contacted.

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