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    Company Secretary and Head of Legal at - Nairobi, Kenya - Development Bank of Kenya

    Development Bank of Kenya
    Development Bank of Kenya Nairobi, Kenya

    1 week ago

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    Full time
    Description
    Development Bank of Kenya Ltd. is a banking company based out of Loita Street, Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

    Job Purpose

    The Company Secretary and Head of Legal is responsible for providing Board Secretarial and related services to the Board of Directors and ensure effective and efficient management of contract administration, company insurance, legislative drafting, and compliance with legal and regulatory legislation including provision of legal advice to members of management.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Manage relationships and all issues relating to the Board of Directors and shareholders, including convening Board, Committee, and General Meetings
    Ensure compliance by the Bank with best corporate governance practices including risk identification and mitigation
    Filing statutory returns (secretariat related)
    Provide efficient, effective legal support services and ensure compliance by the Bank with laws governing its operations
    Providing legal support and clear and concise solutions to business
    Managing litigation and dispute resolution claims
    Managing security perfection and documentation
    Facilitate recovery of delinquent accounts
    Ensure the Bank is legally protected in all its transactions, with customers and other third parties
    Advise the Board, management, and business teams on statutory developments affecting the business and corporate governance matters
    Organizing both board and management committee meetings
    Take minutes for both board and management meetings and ensure proper resolutions are prepared and filed
    Facilitate drafting and reviewing of bank policies in different units to ensure they are in line with the law
    Updating board charters, inductions, and training of board members.
    Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Job Requirements and Experience
    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:

    A minimum of twelve (12) years of relevant work experience and at least eight (8) years in management in the Public or Private Sector;
    Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;

    Master's Degree in any of the following disciplines; Law, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution will be an added advantage.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law;
    Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
    Hold a valid practicing certificate;
    Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
    Strong knowledge of legal services and risk management
    Policy development, regulatory compliance and contract negotiation skills
    Proficiency in computer applications;
    Leadership courses/programs from recognized institutions.
    Show merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
    Fulfill the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

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