Overview

Corporation Secretary
Job TypeFull Time
QualificationBA/BSc/HND
Experience3 years
LocationNairobi
Job FieldLaw / Legal
KIMC Grade 3

 

Ref No. KIMC/HR/01/2021

 

The Institute seeks to recruit a Corporation Secretary reporting to the Director / C.E.O., the Corporation Secretary shall be responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Institute, including issues of property management, insurance, criminal proceedings, rendering legal advice to the Council and the Director on any legal actions to be initiated and/ or defending the interests of the institute.

Advising managers on day to day legal problems connected with KIMC regulations

The Detailed Responsibilities of the Corporation Secretary shall include but not limited to:-

  • Provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.
  • Assist the Board in carrying out the following:Board induction
  • Updating the Board and Committee Charters
  • Preparation of Board Work Plans
  • Board Evaluation
  • Governance audit
  • Implementation of Code of Conduct and Ethics
  • Ensuring the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers.
  • Responsible for legal matters pertaining to the Institute, including issues of Property Management, Insurance, Criminal and Civil proceedings.
  • Rendering professional legal advice to the Director for any Legal action to be initiated and/or defending the interests of the Institute.
  • Advising Management on day-to-day legal matters connected with the Institute’s operations.
  • Ensure timely circulation of Council Minutes.
  • Be the custodian of the seal of the organization and other Legal Instruments and account to the Board for their use.
  • Updating the Board and Committee Charters.
  • Ensure that the Board Members are aware of all relevant laws relating to the Institute.
  • Advising the Council on Corporate and Legal Affairs and matters of Corporate Governance.
  • Perform any other relevant responsibilities assigned by the Director/C.E.O.
    Qualifications

For appointment to this grade an officer must have:

  • Served in the grade of a Senior Legal officer in Public Service or in a comparable position in the Private Sector for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • Law degree from a recognized University;
  • Master’s degree in law or Social Sciences;
  • Experience with at least 4 Years at Senior Management;
  • An advocate of the High court with valid practicing certificate;
  • A member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries;
  • Computer literacy of standard office computer applications;
  • Demonstrated integrity, managerial, administrative and professional competence in work performance;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • In addition, candidates must adhere to the provisions of Chapter VI on Leadership and integrity, as enshrined in the Constitution of Kenya 2010. Interested candidates must submit Certificates of Compliance from Kenya
  • Revenue Authority (KRA), Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC), Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), and Credit Reference Bureau (CRB); and provide Certificate of Good Conduct from the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Terms of Service: The successful candidate will be on Permanent and Pensionable terms of service. The Salary for this position will range from Kshs.114, to 167,463 per month exclusive of allowances.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Candidates who meet the requirements are invited to send their applications quoting job reference number accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae; copies of Academic and Professional Certificates, National Identity Card, Transcripts and Testimonials; Daytime Contacts; Full Names and Contacts of Three (3) referees to:

The Director
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication
Uholo Road, (South B), Nairobi
Off Mombasa Road
P. O. Box 42422 – 00100
Nairobi

The application must reach the undersigned by 22nd January 2021.

Kenya Institute of Mass Communication is an equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to implementing affirmative action.

In this regard, Women, persons with disability and minority groups with requisite qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

About Kenya Institute of Mass Communication

The Kenya Institute of Mass Communication (KIMC) was established in 1961 and was named as the then Voice of Kenya Training School. Its main purpose was to train electronic engineering and technicians for the then, Kenya Broadcasting Service (KBS), that was later rebranded in 1962 as the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC). KBC was then nationalized in 1964, and changed its brand to Voice of Kenya (VOK). Nationalization occasioned the departure of expatriates who worked at the broadcaster, creating an urgent need for qualified manpower to fill the vacant positions. In 1965, the new Voice of Kenya acquired a grant to start what became to be known as the Voice of Kenya Training School. The institution was also to serve the Ministry of Information which equally lacked qualified journalists, program producers, announcers and other cadre relevant in the field of mass communication. Training programs started from a humble wooden structure near the Kenyatta National Hospital. During the 1967/68 financial year the institute was funded to construct mass Media Communication Training institute in South - B Area (Mariakani) and the Institute named Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. Construction work commenced in October, 1967 and the first batch of trainees was transferred from the VOK Training School in November, 1968 to complete their studies at the new institute. Since then, KIMC has witnessed considerable expansion and diversification in its training programs. In addition to the engineering courses, radio and television production courses were introduced in 1969, followed by print journalism training in 1970, and film production courses in1975. KIMC has grown into one of the most respected institutions of its kind in Africa admitting students not only from Kenya but also from several African countries. Over the years, the institute has trained students from countries such as Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda among others. The institute is now equipped with modern facilities for training in the fields of electronic and telecommunication engineering, film production, radio and television production, print and broadcast journalism, electronic and studio technology.As the ICT sector grows, it has become necessary for the media training institutions to develop new programs as well as expand the existing ones to produce graduates with the media market desired skills to satisfy the increasing demand for middle level media personnel. The training of media middle level personnel is supported by the government through funding of the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication. To ensure that the institute keeps abreast with Media Market and personnel training requirements, the government in 2011, transformed KIMC into a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency (SAGA) under Legal Notice No. 197 of 2011 with a mandate to offer training in communication and the cinematic arts. OUR CORE VALUES • Professionalism. • Responsible citizenship. • Integrity. • Fairness. • Transparency. • Objectivity and balance. OUR VISION Become a centre of excellence in professional mass media training in the region.