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Position Details: Company Secretary

Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Openings: 1


Job Title:  The Company Secretary.


Our client, Kinazi Cassava plant is an integrated company and a lead in processing and producing quality cassava flour for national and international consumption.


To provide support in the management of the company secretariat, ensure compliance with standard financial and legal practice and maintains high standards of corporate governance.

Functions and Responsibilities

Organise and prepare agendas and papers for board meetings, committees and annual general meetings (AGMs)

Take minutes, draft resolutions, and lodge required forms and annual returns with Companies House

Follow up on actions from meetings

Oversee policies, making sure they are kept up to date and referred to the appropriate committee for approval

Maintain statutory books, including registers of members, directors and secretaries

Deal with correspondence, collate information and write reports, ensuring decisions made are communicated to the relevant company stakeholders

Contribute to meeting discussions as and when required, and advise members of the legal, governance, accounting and tax departments of the implications of proposed policies

Monitor changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment and take appropriate action

Liaise with external regulators and advisers, such as lawyers and auditors

Develop and oversee the systems that ensure the company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirements

Oversee and renew insurance cover for employees, equipment and premises

Enter into contractual agreements with suppliers and customers

Manage office space and property as well as deal with personnel administration

Oversee public relations and aspects of financial management

Skills / Competence Requirements

Knowledge and understanding industrial operations

Legal financial planning

Good policy development and management capabilities

Legal documentation

Legal Advice


Regulatory knowledge

Corporate Governance

Compliance Monitoring 

Good verbal and written communication skills

Interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with people at all levels

Attention to detail and a well-organized approach to work

The ability to priorities work and to work well under pressure

A diplomatic approach and the confidence to provide support to high-profile company staff and board members

Management skills

Team working skills

Integrity and discretion when handling confidential information

A sound grasp of corporate governance issues

A commercial frame of mind.


A good first degree in Law. A recognized professional certification will be an added   advantage 

Minimum of 1-3 years post qualification experience in Legal within any Industry 

Fluency in English, French and Kinyarwanda

Application Deadline: 26th October 2017

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