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Manager Legal & Company Secretary at Kenya Industrial Estates

Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE) Limited was established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Development Corporation (ICDC) with a major role of promoting indigenous entrepreneurship by financing and developing small scale and micro enterprises. KIE Limited was established to facilitate development and incubation of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) countrywide by establishing industrial parks, providing credit and business development services (BDS) in a sustainable manner

Reporting Relationships
Direct Reports to:- Managing Director

Job Purpose:

  • The position is responsible for legal matters pertaining to the company in ensuring that the Business operations of the Company are undertaken and mitigating the Company’s inherent exposure in contracts and documents relating to its business; resolving disputes affecting the Company using the systems provided for in law;
  • Rendering Professional Legal to the Board of Directors on corporate and legal affairs and matters of Corporate governance, making administrative arrangement for Board meetings, preparing agenda and board papers and ensuring all Board members receive agenda before scheduled meetings and within stipulated timelines

Duties And Responsibilities

  • The position is responsible for legal matters pertain to the company, including issues of property management, insurance of company assets, covenanting and perfection of securities;
  • Ensure diligent preparation and assessment of loan documentations for generated loans (loan documents i.e. loan agreements charges, deeds of guarantee (etc.);
  • Represent the organization in all issues requiring legal address, claims, defamation, legal suits etc.;
  • Rendering professional legal advice to the management. i.e. procurement committee and advise on aspects of public procurement law and the Board for any legal action to be initiated and / or defending the interest of the company thereof;
  • Advising KIE on the legal aspects of day-to-day administrative matters or problems connected with the company’s legal regulations;
  • Advising the Board of Directors on corporate and legal affairs and matters of corporate governance;
  • Arranging and conducting periodic special meetings of the Board, preparing agenda and Board papers and ensuring all Board members receive agenda before scheduled meetings and within stipulated timelines;
  • Store legal instruments related to the organization i.e. contracts, leases, logbooks, agreements etc.;
  • Making administrative arrangements for Board meetings e.g. accommodation, flight transport arrangements, bookings and ensuring provision of what will be required;

Requirement For Appointment

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in Law from Kenya school of Law;
  • Master’s Degree in the relevant fields will be an added advantage;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Possess a current practicing certificate;
  • Registered member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries (ICPSK);
  • At least seven (7) years of work experience with at least 3 years in a responsible or management position in a busy legal function/demanding environment;
  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Fulfilled the provision of chapter six of the constitution.

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