Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Company Secretary at Sameer Africa Group

Main purpose of the job
Reporting to the managing director and the board, the incumbent will be responsible for providing strategic legal advice with the aim of enhancing good governance and compliance with set laws and regulations.

Among others, key accountabilities will include:-
Ensuring compliance and adherence to statutory requirements and corporate policies and procedures
Organizing and preparing minutes of board meetings and annual general meetings
Liaising and communicating with the board and shareholders and maintaining statutory books including registers of members, directors and secretaries
Liaising with the company’s share registrars on member services including updating, communication and preparation for annual and any special general meetings

Managing the company’s litigation cases in liaison with external lawyers and offering legal advice and recommendations on a wide range of business areas
Monitoring changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and recommending appropriate action
Liaising with external regulators and advisors ensuring proper, timely and cost- effective advice is available
Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, as well as its legal and statutory obligations
Reporting on company procedures and developments and is the custodian of all business contracts, company seals and other legal instruments


Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from a recognized institution
An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya with current advocate’s Practicing Certificate;
Must be a Certified Public Secretary of Kenya and a member of ICPSK
At least ten (10) years’ experience, four (4) of which should have been as a company secretary in a commercial environment
Sound understanding of the regulatory environment with respect to the statutory and regulatory authorities
Excellent knowledge of corporate, regulatory and company law, rules and norms
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Interested candidates should forward applications and detailed CV’s through vacancies@sameerafrica.com or the following address by 15th June, 2013, indicating telephone contacts, names and contacts of three referees, one of which should be a current or previous employer. 


The position title should be clearly indicated as the subject of the application.
 

The Managing Director
Sameer Africa Limited
P.O. Box 30429- 00100

Nairobi

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