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Corporation Secretary & Legal Services at National Youth Service

The Corporation Secretary and Legal Services Manager reports directly to the Director General/CEO of the National Youth Service.
The office is responsible for:
1. Providing the National Youth Service Council Secretariat and related services while assisting the Director General as provided for in Code of Conduct for State
Corporations.
2. Advising the Council and Management on legal matters, as well as implementing good
corporate governance to enhance organizational credibility.

Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the Corporation Secretary and Legal Services will entail:

  •  Developing and reviewing relevant regulatory Legal frameworks for the better implementation of the Service mandate;
  • Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Service through interpretation
    and writing legal opinions;
  •  Providing secretariat services on behalf of the Director General and the Council;
  •  Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Service in courts or other judicial
    authorities;
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts, Service Level Agreements, Memorandum of Understanding, leases and other legal documents to ensure compliance to statutory requirements and the Service’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 implementation of Code of Conduct in the Service;
  • Liaising with the office of the Cabinet Secretary responsible for the youth and the AG’s
    Office in formulating, drafting and gazettement of Legal Notices for the Service;
  • Supervision of staff of the Council Secretariat; and Any other duty, assigned by the Director General/CEO of the Service.

Qualifications
For appointment to this post, the candidate must;

  •  Have a minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors Degree in Law from a recognized university;
  • Have a Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized university
  •  Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
  •  Have a certificate in Strategic Leadership Course from a recognized institution;
  • Be proficient in ICT;
  • Have experience of not less than ten (10) years, three (3) of which must be in a
    leadership/senior; management position in the Public Service or Private sector;
  • Be a practicing advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Be a member to the Law Society of Kenya;
  • Hold a current practicing certificate;
  • Be a member, Institute of Certified Public Secretary of Kenya (ICPSK);
  • Demonstrate strong abilities on a spectrum of key work performance competencies such as managerial, teamwork, interpersonal, negotiation, analytical, numerical and organization skills; and
  • Fulfillment of the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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