COMPANY SECRETARY

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Minimum Qualifications:
•   LLB / BA (Law) / B. Juris / B. Proc Degree
•   Admission as Attorney
•   Recognized Company Secretarial Qualification / Corporate Governance Qualification
•   Registration with relevant and recognized body for Chartered Secretaries
Preferred Qualifications:
•   Admission as Advocate
Minimum Experience:
•   5 years’ experience of which 3 years at a senior management level in a private company or public entity within
a legal, secretariat or governance related environment
Key Outputs:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the appointee will:
•   Lead the effective and efficient provision of executive and governance support services to the Board and Board
Committees
•   Continuously analyse and monitor AW management practices for statutory/legal/ governance compliance and
advise management of best practice accordingly
•   Advise and lead MANCO and Board on implementation of corrective actions / interventions to achieve full
compliance upon completed gap analysis
•   Monitor adequacy of effectiveness of Board systems (e.g. TORs, Board Charter, Board Performance, etc.)
•   Review contracts, agreements and legally sensitive correspondence and documents (as they pertain to MANCO
and Board) and provide feedback on their legal or governance integrity; and effect necessary amendments
required or offer guidance on such changes.
•   Ensure that all contracts and agreements are kept in safe custody
•   Oversee the, implementation, and communication of a corporate governance strategy for the organisation
•   Oversee preparation of Board and Board Committee meeting packs.
•   Work closely with Board Chairperson and keep him/her informed of pertinent Board and governance matters
•   Serve as legal advisor to Amatola Water Board
•   Render legal advisory services to ensure that the Board aligns its policies, procedures, planning initiatives and
activities within the relevant legal requirements
•   Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management
•   Conduct research and compile legal opinions and/or advice as and when required, including Tender
documents, Bid documents, employment contracts and Labour Relations Cases
•   Manage the performance of the Unit
•   Contribute substantively to AW strategic, integrated development and performance planning and reporting
processes
•   Manage staff performance, learning and development activities
•   Formulate, manage, and control all related annual operating and CAPEX budgets
•   Compile annual budgets for the unit and monitor utilisation against baseline
•   Board induction and orientation:  structure and deliver induction and orientation programme for new board
member(s), including presentation of the roles of the Board and Executives
Other Requirements:
•   Knowledge of Corporate Governance theory and practice, e.g. King IV Corporate Governance Framework.
•    Knowledge of PFMA, Water Services Act, Companies Act and related legislation
•   A good understanding of Legislative and Commercial Systems.
•   A good understanding of contract, commercial, corporate, and public law.
•   A good knowledge of water law and related legislation.
•   Business acumen
•   High level of integrity and discretion with confidential information
•   High proficiency in written and verbal communication.
•   Above average investigate, research, policy formulation and report writing skills
•   Computer literacy: MS Office
•   Ability to work under pressure
•   Strong planning, liaison and administrative skills
•   Valid unendorsed driver’s licence
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