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Secretary / Chief Executive Officer at Council of Legal Education


Management & Business Development

KES Confidential
3 weeks ago

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In addressing issues linked to education and training for a competent legal profession in Kenya, both the pre and post-colonial governments have undertaken various initiatives and set up several commissions of inquiry to formulate appropriate policy. These include the establishment of The Kenya School of Law following recommendations by the Denning Committee to provide vocational legal training. In an attempt to streamline and re-organise the Kenya School of Law in the s the Akiwumi Committee on the Status and Management of the Kenya School of Law was appointed.


Key Responsibilities

Be the Administrative head and Accounting Officer of the Council, manage and plan for the efficient use of Council resources; Administer the day-to-day operations of the Council; Develop and recommend to the Council the annual business plans for the institution; Ensure that the Institution has an effective management structure including succession plans; Ensure that Board papers are accurately written, are relevant and availed to the Council members in good time; Serve as a link between the Council and the management; Provide leadership to senior management and staff; Oversee the implementation of the Council’s decisions in an effective, efficient, result oriented and timely manner; Be responsible for the achievement of the objectives of the institution; Maintain good order of the Council and ensure compliance with Statutes and Regulations; Put in place effective administrative structures, processes and systems; Provide regular, thorough and prompt communication to the Council on key technical, financial and administrative matters; Comply with financial reporting requirements; Oversee the preparation of budgets and establish proper internal controls; Manage Councils’ risk profile; Ensure the development and efficient management of Human Resources; Foster local and international partnerships with institutions of higher learning, research and other agencies; Mobilize financial and other resources; Be responsible for stakeholder management and enhancement of the corporate image of the institution; Perform other duties as the Council may, from time to time, assign.

Person Specification

Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution; Master’s Degree in Law from a recognized university; Doctorate in Law from a recognized university will be an added advantage; Satisfactory served a cumulative period of fifteen years of relevant work experience five of which should be at the Senior management level; An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; Leadership course from a recognized institution; Have knowledge and experience in policy formulation, management and procedures of the Government; Have knowledge in, or have actively contributed to the promotion of Legal Education and Training in Kenya; Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism; and Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya .

Key Competencies

Ability to portray and uphold positive corporate image and work in a multi cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity to and respect for diversity. A visionary and result oriented thinker. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Capacity to work under pressure to meet strict deadlines. Firm, fair and transparent management style

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