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Manager Legal Services/Corporation Secretary at Coast Development Authority

Coast Development Authority (CDA) is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament with the mandate to plan   and co-ordinate the implementation of development projects in the seven counties of the Coast Region, namely, Garissa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Mombasa, Taita-Taveta and Tana River as well as the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Job description

  • Advising the Authority on various legal matters and monitors the compliance of the company with various regulations issued by the Regulatory Bodies.
  • Advising the Authority and coordination with the functional areas in relation to various legal requirements which must be complied with the legal obstacles which must be overcome in order to obtain the Authority’s targeted results
  • Overseeing and managing compliance issues within the Authority;
  • Responsibility for the timely release of legal advice to assist the Authority in making an informed decision;
  • Ensuring timely compliance with rules and regulations affecting the Authority, including the Code of Conduct and Ethics;
  • Attending to all legal matters of the Authority including advising, vetting and drafting of legal agreements in relation to the Authority’s operations; and
  • Liaising with functional units on queries or legal matters that should arise that relate to the Authority’s affairs.
  • Undertake all litigation for the Authority

Requirement for appointment,

For appointment to this post, an applicant must-:

  • Have a Bachelor of Laws degree from a recognized institution,
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years in relevant work experience and at least three (3)years in supervisory role in the Public or Private Sector;
  • Have a postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies from Kenya School of Law;
  • Be admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and practicing;
  • Masters Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.
  • Be a Certified Public Secretary (K) or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Have a certificate in Leadership Course lasting not less than two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the constitution; and
  • Demonstrate competence in work performance.

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