National Biosafety Authority Corporation Secretary Job

The National Biosafety Authority is a State Corporation established through the provisions of the Biosafety Act No.2, 2009 to exercise supervision and control over the development, transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with a view to ensuring safety to human and animal health as well as the provision of adequate level of protection to the environment.

The Authority is seeking to recruit talented, creative, competent and dynamic team player with proven track records to the following vacant position:

Corporation Secretary

Salary Scale NB 2

Three (3) years contract renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

The job holder will head the Corporate and Legal Services Division.

S/he will support the following areas: Legal services and regulatory affairs, corporate planning and strategy change and corporate communications and customer relations departments.

He/she will play a critical role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as the Authority continues to fulfill its mandate and build capacity in legal frameworks.

Duties/Tasks of Corporation Secretary

Secretary to the Board of Directors and Management committee meetings.
Ensure timely preparation and circulation of the Board and Committee papers
Coordinate Board induction, training and evaluation
Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities on matters of governance.
Ensure that a code of conduct and ethics is developed.
Ensure timely circulation of Board and committee minutes.
Provides stewardship in monitoring, reviewing and drawing the legislation governing the operations of the Authority.
Assist in undertaking annual Governance audit.
Facilitate effective communication between the Authority and its shareholders.
Liaising and communicating Board’s decisions to Management and other stakeholders including Government.
Manages and supervises corporate litigation
Conducts continuous legal audit to ensure there is compliance with the legal and regulatory obligations.
Custodian of all legal documents e.g. title deeds, contracts and all sensitive company documents.
Prepares and administers the departmental Budget.
Lead and coordinate the development of the Department work plan and corresponding departmental work plans.
Facilitate effective communication between NBA and stakeholders.
Requirement for appointment

An officer will qualify for appointment into this position by fulfilling the following requirements:

Master Degree in law or Social Sciences or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution.
CPS (K) up to date practicing certificate and membership,
Should be an advocate of the High Court with strong arbitration skills
Served in a comparable position in the in a public or private sector for a period of ten (10) years.
Strong management and negotiation skills VI. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
A person of high integrity.
Leadership, negotiation and people management skills.
Problem solving and analytical skills.
Proficiency in Computer Applications.
Those who have attended a strategic leadership development program will have an added advantage.
Clearance from KRA , EACC,CRB,CID, and HELB NB: All applications must be accompanied by the following documents:
An application letter
A detailed CV with three referees
Clearance certificates from:
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Ethics and Anti - Corruption Commission (EACC)

Criminal Investigation Department (CID)

Credit Reference Bureau (CRB)

How to Apply

Interested and qualified persons should submit their applications together with detailed CVs and copies of relevant certificates to the following address:

Chief Executive Officer,
P.O. Box 28251-00100,
Email: nbarecruitment@biosafetykenya.go.ke

Or our office in Gigiri
Commission for University Education Complex
Along Redhill Road, off Limuru Road
The application should reach us on or before 29th June 2016.

National Biosafety Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Persons with Disability, women and those from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
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