Council of Legal Education Jobs in Kenya

The Council of Legal Education is established under the Legal Education Act, No. 27 of 2012 of the Laws of Kenya. The core functions of the Council of Legal Education are to regulate legal education and training, to license and supervise legal education providers; and to advise the Government on matters relating to legal education and training.


In order to efficiently and effectively deliver its functions, the Council is always recruiting high caliber staff. The council has created a culture that rewards bright, self-driven, and hardworking individuals.

All applicants MUST be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

Candidates will be required to produce evidence of clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.

1. Council of Legal Education Director Examinations Jobs in Kenya (1 Post)

Reference Number: CLE2 CLE/HR01/2017

Overall purpose of the job: Reporting to the Secretary/CEO, the position is charged with the responsibility of developing sound and effective framework for administration of Bar Examinations and assuring the credibility, integrity, efficiency and effectiveness of the examinations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive framework for management of the examination process including examination registration, test development administration and certification;
  • Develop and implement Bar Examination standards and procedures to assure the examinations achieve set objectives, meet expected standards of a Bar Examination and are credible.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the set standards meet international best practice;
  • Be responsible for assuring the integrity of the entire examination system and processes;
  • Develop and implement a sound examination registration process ensuring only eligible candidates are registered and take the examinations;
  • Be responsible for the development of a sound record management to maintain accurate records on candidates’ marks attained and certification;
  • Establish a system of collaboration with legal training providers on examination administration including provision of examination venues and supervision of examinations;
  • Recruit examination setters, moderators and markers ensuring that their roles are clearly defined and those recruited meet set qualifications and required standards of personal integrity and confidentiality;
  • Be responsible for ensuring security for all examination materials including examiners draft tests, examination papers and marked scripts;
  • Carry out local and international benchmarking for continual improvement of examination administration process;
  • Carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications and skills
  • A Masters Degree in Law from a recognized university. A PHD in Law or Education will be an added advantage;
  • Training in Test Development will be an added advantage;
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in a similar environment, 5 of which should be at senior management level in similar environment;
  • High proficiency in use of ICT;
  • Demonstrable organizational skills, PR and communication skills;
  • Negotiation skills;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Highest integrity.

    How to Apply
    For more information and job application details, see; Council of Legal Education Director Examinations Jobs in Kenya

    Application Deadline: 27th January, 2017.

    2. Council of Legal Education Senior Quality Assurance and Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Reference Number: CLE 5 CLE/HR02/2017

    Overall purpose of the job: Responsible for administration of the licensing processes and day to day quality assurance activities including inspection of legal education providers.

    Key responsibilities
  • Administer applications for licensing legal education providers;
  • Monitor the adherence to standards and set curricula by legal education providers;
  • Receive and review applications for recognition of foreign qualifications in Law;
  • Coordinate and develop a comprehensive and updated database of licensed legal education providers;
  • Participate in training and standards setting for legal education providers;
  • Maintaining a databank of Peer Reviewers.
  • Advising clients on quality audit and compliance processes;
  • Following up on clients to confirm progress on implementation of audit and compliance recommendations
  • Preparing technical/routine inspection reports and editing reports and working papers;
  • Examining proposals for completeness and overall agreement with the regulations, standards and guidelines;
  • Providing progress reports to clients on the evaluation status of their proposals;
  • Preparing licensing tools/instruments and registers;
  • Perform any other duty from time to time as may be assigned by Manager standards, Compliance, Accreditation and Quality Assurance

    Qualifications and skills
  • Masters Degree in Law;
  • Professional qualification and demonstrable knowledge in Standards setting and licensing work;
  • At least 5 years relevant working experience and demonstrable managerial exposure in a similar environment;
  • Experience in conducting research;
  • Good report writing skills and high level interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and adhere to set timelines;
  • Team player, self-driven and focused;
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

    How to Apply
    For more information and job application details, see; Council of Legal Education Senior Quality Assurance and Compliance Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Application Deadline: 27th January, 2017.

    3. Council of Legal Education Senior Corporate Communication Officer Jobs in Kenya (1 Post)

    Reference Number: CLE 5 CLE/HR04/2017

    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Corporate Communications Officer, will be responsible for ensuring that Council achieves its business objectives internally and externally, building the Council’s impact and reputation and ensuring its future success.

    Key responsibilities
  • Initiating, managing and delivering a corporate communications strategy to develop the Council’s reputation, brand and relationships, ensuring that there is a clear identity and goodwill and understanding amongst the various stakeholder groups and public.
  • Developing and ensuring the strategic management of stakeholder relationships and strategies covering the Government, Parliament, professional bodies, all stakeholders, public and the media.
  • Providing a strategic advisory communications function to the Chief Executive Officer, members of Board and Management supporting them in their roles as ambassadors for the Council.
  • Accountable for reputation management for the Council; identifying and prioritizing emerging issues and handling in a timely manner.
  • Cultivating a network of strong and lasting partnerships with stakeholders in all the relevant sectors and ensure continuing support to the Councils’ mission and strategic objectives
  • Responding to a wide range of consultations and reports within the context of the policy of the Council, its aims and objectives
  • Establishing effective communication relationships (internal and external)
  • Formulating and implementing communications policy with other related key organisations
  • Responding to enquiries from the public, media and other organisations
  • Arranging interviews with journalists, prepare and distribute media releases, and liaise with and make statements to the media
  • Writing, editing and arranging production of newsletters, in-house magazines, pamphlets and brochures
  • Writing speeches, preparing visual aids and making public presentations and organizing special events such as open days, visits, exhibitions and functions

    Qualifications and Skills
  • Masters degree in communications, journalism, public relations or other relevant field from recognized institution(s).
  • Postgraduate diploma in journalism, public relations; or any other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years relevant work experience, two (2) years of which must have been at a position in corporate communications, public relations or journalism in a large organisation.
  • Proven writing skills.
  • Excellent command of English language and writing skills.
  • Be highly analytical, assertive and a team player.
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya.

    How to Apply
    For more information and job application details, see; Council of Legal Education Senior Corporate Communication Officer Jobs in Kenya

    Application Deadline: 27th January, 2017.

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