Corporation Secretary and Manager, Legal Services (NEA Grade 3)


National Employment Authority

Corporation Secretary and Manager, Legal Services (NEA Grade 3)

National Employment Authority

Are you a legal expert ready to take on a pivotal role in ensuring compliance and efficiency in an esteemed governmental institution? Look no further – we’re searching for a seasoned Corporation Secretary and Manager, Legal Services to join our dynamic team in Nairobi.

Position Overview

In this role, you will serve as the cornerstone of legal and administrative excellence within the National Employment Authority. Your primary responsibilities will include providing board secretarial services, ensuring compliance with international labor instruments, overseeing legal documentation, and offering expert legal advice to our esteemed board and management.

Key Responsibilities

1. International Compliance

  • Ensure the Authority’s adherence to international labor and employment instruments.
  • Produce quarterly reports on the status of international instrument implementation.
  • Provide guidance on the impact of international instruments.

2. Board Support and Secretariat

  • Organize and facilitate board meetings, maintaining meticulous records.
  • Offer legal and corporate counsel to the board through opinion drafting.
  • Provide secretariat services to the board.

3. Legal Framework Development

  • Develop and review regulatory legal frameworks to enhance the Authority’s mandate.
  • Coordinate representation of the Authority in courts and other judicial bodies.

4. Contractual Oversight

  • Draft and review leases, contracts, and legal documents to ensure statutory compliance.
  • Liaise with the Attorney General, law enforcement agencies, and stakeholders on legal matters.

5. Compliance Assurance

  • Ensure Legal Audit Compliance to confirm conformity with statutory requirements.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Authority’s Code of Conduct.

6. Legal Documentation and Registry Management

  • Establish and manage the Legal Registry.
  • Establish and maintain the Authority’s Securities Register.
  • Provide legal guidance on contractual and statutory obligations.
  • Safeguard the Authority’s interests in court proceedings.

7. Litigation Management

  • Manage, review, and monitor the progress of outstanding litigation.
  • Issue instructions and liaise with the Authority’s appointed Advocates.
  • Ensure the Authority complies with constitutional and regulatory laws.

8. Regulatory Document Management

  • Establish and manage the Authority’s Register of Codes, Regulations, Rules, Guidelines, By-Laws, and Treaties.
  • Draft and review the Authority’s codes, regulations, rules, guidelines, by-laws, and treaties.
  • Continuously manage, review, and update regulatory documents for consistency and compliance.

9. Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Establish and manage the Authority’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanism.

Requirements for Appointment

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant work experience, with at least four (4) years in Public Service management.
  • Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Master’s Degree in Law or equivalent from a recognized institution.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
  • Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya.
  • Valid practicing certificate.
  • Membership in the Law Society of Kenya.
  • Completed leadership and management courses lasting not less than four (4) weeks from recognized institutions.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Demonstrated merit and ability reflected in work performance and results.
  • Fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Highlight Your Leadership and Management Skills: Showcase your leadership and management courses to demonstrate your readiness for a managerial role.
  2. Emphasize Legal Expertise: Detail your experience in providing legal advice, drafting legal documents, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations.
  3. Chapter Six Compliance: Make sure your application reflects your adherence to Chapter Six of the constitution, especially regarding integrity and ethical conduct.
  4. International Exposure: If applicable, mention any international experience related to labor and employment affairs.
  5. Technology Proficiency: Highlight your proficiency in computer applications, a critical skill for modern legal professionals.

Ready to take on this exciting challenge? Apply online today. The application status will be updated in the system. For more details, download the advert from the link provided on the NEA website. We look forward to welcoming you to our team of legal experts dedicated to enhancing employment opportunities in Kenya.

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