Legal Job: Director of Legal Services, Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)

Legal Job: Director of Legal Services, Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)

The Director, Legal Services will be reporting to the Registrar/CEO and will be responsible for the provision of the secretarial services to the Board of Directors, legal guidance to the Board and general legal services to the Board. Deadline: 29th June, 2021.

Job Specifications: The duties and responsibilities of the officer will entail: -

i. Developing and reviewing regulatory frameworks for the better implementation of the Boards mandate;

ii. Providing advice on legal and corporate matters to the Board through interpretation and writing legal opinions;

iii. Coordinating and ensuring representation of the Board in courts or other judicial authorities;

iv. Providing guidance on corporate governance practices to the Board and all employees;

v. Overseeing the Boards compliance with statutory and other regulatory requirements;

vi. Overseeing the formulation and implementation of strategies on litigation, prosecution and arbitration;

vii. Coordinating all litigation, arbitration and prosecution in liaison with the Attorney General's Chambers, Government Ministries and external lawyers in various litigations as required;

viii. Developing preventive legal strategies aimed at forestalling disputes, controversies and litigation;

ix. Overseeing the provision of legal support to the draw up of the legal documents, contract leases and other related documents;

x. Coordinating the review of laws, by-laws and regulations relating to the Board;

xi. Overseeing research on emerging legal issues and advising the Board accordingly;

xii. Overseeing the development and maintenance of an updated case registers;

xiii. Managing implementation of the Directorates deliverables in realization of the Boards Strategic Plan and Performance Contract;

xiv. Coordinates the development of the Directorates work plans, progress reports and budgets;

xv. Managing the implementation of legal risk mitigation measures and updating of the Directorates Enterprise Risk Register;

xvi. Overseeing capacity building as well as development of staff in the Directorate;

xvii. Coordinate the drafting, negotiating and vetting of contracts, MOUs, leases and other legal documents;

xviii. Coordinating all conveyancing activities and keeping custody of title documents;

xix. Coordinating the conduct of legal, governance audit to ensure compliance with relevant statutory requirements and advise on need for revision of the same;

xx. Coordinate the Boards induction as well as creation of awareness to the requirements of relevant legislation to ensure compliance with legal statutes/legislation;

xxi. Providing Board secretarial services;

xxii. Coordinating annual Board evaluation and governance audits;

xxiii. Coordinate the implementation of the Mwongozo Code of Conduct and Ethics;

xxiv. Keeping safe custody of the Board Seal and security documents;

xxv. Draft and facilitate gazettement of legal notices issued by the Board;

xxvi. Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Person Specifications: For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

1. Have a Degree in Law from a recognized university;

2. Master's Degree in Law, Business Administration, Public Administration, or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution

3. Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law/Diploma in Legal Studies from the Council of Legal Education;

4. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

5. Have a current law practicing certificate;

6. Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK)

7. Have a minimum of ten (10) years minimum related work experience with at least three (3) years of which must have been at a management position either in public or private sector.;

8. Be a Member, Law Society of Kenya (LSK); and

9. Leadership course lasting not less than 6 weeks will be an added advantage.

For More Details and How to Apply visit: https://ebk.go.ke/career-opportunities

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