Deputy Chief Legal Officer/Corporation Secretary (Re-advertisement)

Kibabii University

Job Summary

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 above vacant position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 7 years

Job Description/Requirements



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.

Terms and Conditions
Successful candidates shall hold office on a contract period of Five (5) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance in accordance with the terms and conditions of service as approved by University Council from time to time. Tutorial Fellow position is on a One (1) year contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

How to Apply
Each application shall be accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae, 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 Kenya Revenue Authority;
ii. Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board;
iii. Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
iv. Clearance from Credit Reference Bureau;
v. Criminal Investigation Department - (Certificate of Good Conduct);
vi. Letters of recommendation from at least three persons’ familiar with the applicant’s professional experience and character in general which should be sent to the address below by the application deadline.

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
Applications must be submitted on or before FRIDAY, 30th July, 2021 and be addressed to:-

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