Corporate Secretary

Job Status: Placement
Estimated Salary

Expiration date: 05 Aug 2020

Date Posted

06 Jul 2020

Expiration date

05 Aug 2020

Offered Salary (month)



5 year exp


Senior Level

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organises and services Board and Board Committee meetings.
  • Maintains accurate database of Board decisions and minutes.
  • Maintains statutory books and/or registers.
  • Keeps the Board and Chief Executive Officer timeously and fully informed of Grain Marketing Board’s affairs.
  • Ensures the implementation of the Grain Marketing Act [Chapter 18:14] pertaining to operations of the Grain Marketing Board.
  • Guides the Board in complying with the provisions relating to Corporate Governance in the Public Entities Governance Act [Chapter 10:31] as amended from time to time.
  • Ensures compliance with the provisions relating to Parastatals in the Public Finance Management Act [Chapter 22:19] as amended from time.
  • Draws up, implements and monitors policies to achieve effective internal control arrangements ensuring compliance with internal codes, protocols and with the Grain Marketing Board corporate governance framework.
  • Reviews the Board/Committee meetings cycle and draws up a policy concerning the publication, circulation or release of Board/Committee agenda and other materials for Board approval.
  • Processes and monitors Board Members remuneration and expenses claims.
  • Provides (or where necessary secure) legal advice to the Board and to all GMB divisions and departments to achieve compliance with all legal requirements.
  • Acts as a principal point of contact with external legal advisor.
  • Reviews all contract and/or agreement that the Grain Marketing Board intends to sign with third parties.
  • Ensure the signing of proper agreements, contracts etc by the GMB ensuring that any necessary prior approvals are secured and that GMB activities and proposals and identify how any risks can be minimized and/or managed.
  • Ensures that Grain Marketing Board carries appropriate insurance cover for all GMB assets.
  • Performs any other work related duties as assigned by the Superior.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Law Honours Degree
  • Accounting qualification is an added advantage.
  • Master’s in Business Administration/ Leadership
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience at senior management level in the public/commercial sector or of having successfully advised corporate clients.

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