Corporate Secretary & Legal Services
To provide guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance and assist the Board in carrying out the following: Board induction and training; updating the Board and Committee Charters; preparing Board work plans; Board evaluation; Governance audit; and implementing the code of conduct and ethics.
Functions relating to Corporate Services will entail: -
(i) Providing guidance to the Board on their duties and responsibilities and on matters of governance.
(ii) Assisting the Board in carrying out the following: Board induction and training; updating the Board and Committee Charters; preparing Board work plans; Board evaluation; Governance audit; and implementing the code of conduct and ethics;
(iii) Ensuring the timely preparation and circulation of Board and Committee papers and minutes;
(iv) Custodian of the seal of the Organization and account to the Board for its use;
(v) Maintaining and updating the register of conflicts of interest;
(vi) Ensuring that Board members are aware of all relevant laws affecting the organization;
(vii) Facilitating effective communication between the organization and the shareholders;
(viii) Ensuring that annual returns are promptly filed with the relevant authorities; and
(ix) Ensuring that Board and Committee papers are circulated in advance of any meeting.
Functions relating to Legal Services will entail: -
(i) Coordinating and conducting legal research for the Service;
(ii) Providing Legal advice to the Service;
(iii) Coordinating and promoting corporate brand and image of the Service;
(iv) Liaising with the Office of the Attorney General on Legal matters;
(v) Draw contracts and agreements and undertake periodic legal reviews of the legal framework and other relevant legal statutes where necessary;
(vi) Liaise with the Attorney General offices and other external counsel on matters assigned to them to ensure regular update;
(vii) Carry out research and prepare detailed legal opinions on matters relating to the
Service’s mandate, interpret and advice the Board Service accordingly on other related laws;
(viii) Initiating draft policy documents, design and implementation of Local Agreements, International agreements and documents,
(ix) Monitor compliance with the legal regulatory framework;
(x) Managing litigations and advising on procedures and legal requirements on other matters relating to property management, staff discipline and any other issues that may attract litigation; and
(xi) Participating in meetings, conventions and negotiations and advising on emerging legal aspects.