Company Secretary & General Manager Legal Services at Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO)

Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO)

Full Time
Posted 7 months ago

Company Secretary & General Manager Legal Services

Job Type: Full Time
Qualification: BA/BSc/HND, MBA/MSc/MA
Experience: 8 – 12 years
Location: Nairobi
Job Field: Law / Legal


Reporting to the Managing Director Job Purpose

This job is responsible for advising the Board of Directors and Management on matters of corporate governance and the implementation of the Mwongozo Code of Governance for State Corporations. The job is also responsible for the management of secretariat services to the Board, corporate and legal affairs of the Company.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Providing leadership to Staff in the Directorate.
  2. Advising the Board and Management on legal matters.
  3. Providing guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities on matters of governance.
  4. Ensuring that the Company complies with statutory and other regulatory requirements.
  5. Ensuring formulation and implementation of strategies on litigation, prosecution, and arbitration.
  6. Coordinating litigation, arbitration, prosecution matters and ensuring stakeholder communication.
  7. Overseeing representation of the Company before the Courts and Tribunals.
  8. Convening Annual General Meetings and filing of statutory annual returns.
  9. Coordinating conveyancing activities for easement registration and purchase of substation land.
  10. Overseeing research on emerging legal issues and advising the Company accordingly.
  11. Managing staff job performance, evaluation, career development, and capacity building.
  12. Overseeing internal processes and workflows for operational effectiveness.
  13. Proposing the Directorate’s annual budget, procurement, and work plan.
  14. Managing the implementation of legal risk mitigation measures and updating the Directorate’s Enterprise Risk Register.
  15. Overseeing drafting, negotiation, and vetting of contracts, MOUs, leases, and other legal documents.
  16. Overseeing planning and implementation of corporate communication strategies.
  17. Promoting a good corporate image of the Company and advising the Board and Management on strategic communication.
  18. Planning and implementing statutory bi-annual legal and governance audits.
  19. Coordinating and promoting corporate brand and image of the Company.

Qualifications & Skills Required:

  1. A Master’s Degree in any relevant field with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution.
  2. Possess a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Council of Legal Education.
  3. Be an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, member of Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and have a valid practicing certificate.
  4. Be a Certified Secretary CS(K) and be a member in good standing of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICSK).
  5. Undertaken a leadership development programme/training lasting not less than 4 (four) weeks.
  6. The job holder requires knowledge and relevant post-admission experience of not less than twelve (12) years, with at least eight (8) years at a senior managerial level.

Method of Application


Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application:-

  1. A Signed application letter.
  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment, and names of at least three professional referees.
  3. Copies of academic and professional certificates.
  4. Copy of National Identification Card or Passport.

Important Information to note:

  1. Candidates should provide all the details requested in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application.
  2. Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
  3. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
  4. Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during interviews.
  5. It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.

Only Successful candidates will be expected to present the following Chapter Six Clearance Certificates:

  1. Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
  2. Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).
  3. Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA).
  4. Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).
  5. Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to implementing the provisions of the Constitution – Chapter 232 (1) on fair competition and merit, representation of Kenya’s diverse communities, and affording equal employment opportunities to men and women, members of all ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. THEREFORE, PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, THE MARGINALIZED, THE MINORITIES AND FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of documents/details as sought for will not be considered. Any form of canvassing and giving false information shall lead to automatic disqualification. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Interested candidates fulfilling the required qualifications should submit their application clearly indicating the position applied for and vacancy Reference No. as the subject heading via the joblink posted on KETRACO website.

NOTE: These positions are open to KENYAN Citizens ONLY.

The successful candidates for the positions will be offered a competitive remuneration package in accordance with the Company guidelines. Candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their applications by 16th January 2023 at 5.00 pm to reach:

The Managing Director,
Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited,
KAWI COMPLEX, 4th Floor,
Popo Road, South C, along Red Cross Road,
P.O. Box 34942 – 00100,

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