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Kenya Forest Service Head, Legal Services / Corporation Secretary Job Vacancy (JB00004317)

Job Category
Lawyers - In-house (Corporate)
Company Name
Sponsored by Recser H.Capital
Job Source
Posted On
03 February 2011
Job Description
Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established by an Act of Parliament for the management and conservation of all types of forests. The Service seeks to recruit a self motivated, dynamic and results oriented individual to fill the above position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director, the Head of Legal Service / Corporation Secretary will be head of the legal service operations:-

* Offering opinion to the board and management on all legal matters
* Ensuring that the corporation complies with statutory and regulatory requirements
* Coordinating and / or handling all litigation cases in liaison with the Attorney General’s Chambers, Government Ministries and external lawyers
* Drawing and processing legal notices and other gazette notices issued under the Forest Act
* Attending to Board and maintaining records of Board’s proceedings
* Ensuring safe custody of the Corporate Seal and security documents
* Preparing and analyzing contracts
* Keeping safe custody of Service’s seal, securities, agreements, minutes and other legal instruments
* Coordinating the review of the Forest Act, the by-laws and regulations relating to the organization
* Appraising and ensuring appropriate training of legal personnel
* Performing any other duties that may be assigned to him / her by the management from time to time
Educational Requirements

* A degree in law from a recognised University
* An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with at least 12 years experience
* Demonstrate an understanding of conservation issues
* Must be computer literate

In addition to the above, the person must have the following competence:-

* Be outstanding in honesty and integrity
* Be mature and a team player with proven track record of leading, managing and motivating other team members
* Possess analytical and interpersonal skills
* Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Experience Requirements
Additional Requirements
If you believe you have the necessary qualifications and experience, please write to us in confidence by 18th February 2011 enclosing an application letter, CV, details of present position, current remuneration, availability, the names and addresses of three referees, copies of professional / educational certificates.

Applicants should be sent

or hand delivered to the Headquarters Office, Kenya Forest Service, Karura, Nairobi.

Tel. 020 2020285,

Fax 020 2385374.

“Any canvassing shall lead to automatic disqualification”.
Salary Range
Negotiable to Based on Experience
Other Benefits
Job Location
Nairobi, Kenya
Last date for applying
18 February 2011
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