The Certified Secretaries’ profession plays a pivotal role in promoting the practice of good governance and leadership in both private and public sectors. Members of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK) are generally referred to as Certified Secretaries and the designatory letters “CS.” are used before their names. The designation “CS” is protected at the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI). However, the title may vary depending with the type of organization one is working for and the position they occupy in such organization.  Some of the titles applicable include Certified Secretary, Company Secretary, Corporation Secretary and Board Secretary. Certified Secretaries are found in all sectors where they carry out key roles in management, leadership and promotion of good governance. To become a CS, one has to be a member of the Institute after possessing membership qualifications as prescribed under Section 20 of the Certified Public Secretaries Act, Cap 534 of the Laws of Kenya. Examinations for the Certified Secretaries’ qualification are administered by KASNEB and are designed to ensure that qualified persons acquire requisite knowledge in the areas of governance, leadership and management. Some of the job opportunities for Certified Secretaries include:


a)    Company Secretary in line with the requirements of the Companies Act.
b)    Corporation Secretary in line with provisions of the Code of Governance for State Owned Entities (Mwongozo)
c)    Secretary to the County Public Service Boards in line with the provision of the County Governments Act, 2012.
d)    Secretary to the Boards of the Cities and Urban areas in line with the provision of the County Governments Act, 2012.
e)    Governance Auditors, in line with provisions of Mwongozo.
f)    Corporate Governance and Board Evaluation Consultants.
g)    Corporate Governance Trainers.

KASNEB is a professional examinations body which operates under the Accountants Act, No. 15 of 2008, the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya Act, Cap 534 of 1988 and the Investment and Financial Analysts Act, No.13 of 2015. 

The mandate of KASNEB is to develop syllabuses, conduct professional, diploma and technician examinations; certify candidates in accountancy, finance, credit, governance and management, information communication technology and related disciplines; promote its qualifications globally and accredit relevant training institutions. 

The vision of KASNEB is to be a world-class professional examinations body. 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant position: 

 

CORPORATION SECRETARY/HEAD OF LEGAL - JOB LEVEL 3 (1 POSITION) - REF - HCA/CSHL/2/2017 - RE-ADVERTISEMENT 

Those who had applied in response to the advertisement in 2016 need not re-apply. 

 

Overall Purpose 

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The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is responsible for providing regulatory oversight, air navigation services and aviation training in Kenya. The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions in its establishment:

 

JOB TITLE:  CORPORATION SECRETARY – KCAA SCALE 3 REF: CS/01/17 (1 POST)

Department : Legal

Reports To:  Director General

Job Purpose: To advise Management and the Board on all Legal and regulatory matters pertaining to the Authority.

 

Scope of work / duties / responsibilities

The Institutional Consultants Limited (ICL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Institute while the Institute is the majority shareholder in CPS Governance Centre Limited.

Currently, the Institute’s Secretariat provides Company Secretarial services to the two subsidiaries. In order to allow the Secretariat to concentrate on its key mandate of serving members, the Council has resolved to outsource Company Secretarial services for the two subsidiaries.

This is therefore to invite Practicing members in good standing and who are available and willing to offer Pro bono Company Secretarial services on part-time to the two subsidiaries to express interest. 

The successful Company Secretary will be expected to, among others, provide the following services to the two subsidiaries: 

(i) Attend Meetings of the Board, Committees and Shareholders and take minutes thereof.

(ii) Ensure compliance with the Companies Act, other relevant laws, regulations, codes of governance and constitutive documents. 

(iii) File statutory returns and relevant statutory changes with the Registrar of Companies.

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