Company Secretary

Overall purpose

To serve as Secretary to the Board and Annual General Meetings of the Company.

Key functions and responsibilities

  • Provide Secretarial services to the Board of Directors, Board Committees and Annual General Meetings (AGM)
  • Record and keep records of all the proceedings, decisions, and recommendations of the Board of Directors and AGM
  • Report on implementation of decisions and resolutions made by the AGM and the Board including the Board Committees
  • Provide safe custody and ensure authorized use of the Company seal
  • Coordinate relations with Directors, Shareholders, and Governments of member countries as well as with authorities of the Host Country
  • Coordination, preparation and final distribution of documents relating to AGM and Board Meetings as well as Annual Symposia
  • General planning, organizing and holding of AGMs, Board Meetings and Annual Symposia
  • Registration of and custody of all originals of Agreements, Conventions and Contracts signed with States and
  • Organizations, including Host Country and ensuring observations of obligations and rights stipulated therein.
  • Lead negotiation, drafting, review, execution and interpretation of Statutes, Agreements as well as Contracts governing the operations of SHAF
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
    Key result areas

The jobholder’s accountability areas are outlined as follows:

  • Provide efficient support services to the Board and AGM
  • Prudent financial management both budget planning and implementation
  • Provide effective Leadership to subordinates, other staff members and Board coordination
  • Enforcement of relevant guidelines, rules and regulations
  • Ensure customer satisfaction for the consumers of the services offered by the department
    Required knowledge and skills

The jobholder must possess:

  • Master’s Degree in Commercial (LLM), Business Administration (MBA), Economics or a related field.
  • Professional qualifications such as ICSA, CPS or equivalent and Post Graduate Diploma in Law.
  • Advocate of the High Court with current practicing certificate is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in providing Legal and Company Secretarial services.
  • Proficiency in both in English and French is preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication and management skills
  • Must have knowledge in use of MS office packages.


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Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability against the listed qualifications and detailed curriculum vitae as well as names and addresses of three referees

Applicants should indicate the position applied for as the subject line of their email submissions. The deadline for submission is cob 24th July 2021. Only short-listed applicants meeting the above requirements will be contacted.

About Shelter Afrique

Shelter Afrique is the only pan-African finance institution that exclusively supports the development of the housing and real estate sector in Africa.

By meeting the needs of the continent’s rapidly growing urban population, our work has a direct and positive impact on the lives of many.

A partnership of 44 African Governments, the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Africa Reinsurance Company, Shelter Afrique builds strategic partnerships and offers a host of products and related services to support the efficient delivery of affordable housing and commercial real estate.

These include project finance, institutional lending, equity investments & joint ventures, trade finance, and social housing. We also offer practical advice and technical assistance to a wide range of industry stakeholders.