Thursday, December 19, 2013

Director / Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Kenya School of Law Board Job Vacancy

The Kenya School of Law is a Postgraduate Training Institution established under the Kenya School of Law Act No. 26 of 2012 of the Laws of Kenya.

The core mandate of the Kenya School of Law is inter alia to train for legal professional development and in particular to train lawyers for entry into the legal profession as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.

The core functions of School as currently constituted includes provision of the following services;-
  • Advocates Training and Paralegal Studies;
  • Continuing Professional Development, Projects and Legal Research
In order to effectively meet these expanded functions the School wishes to recruit full time high calibre person who will join the existing strong team of staff to help it realize its vision of being the preferred centre of excellence in legal education and training in the Eastern Africa region and beyond.

Specifically we seek to recruit:-
Director / Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Kenya School of Law Board
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Reporting to the Kenya School of Law Board, the appointment duties and responsibilities of the Director shall be as provided for under the Kenya School of Law Act, No. 26 of 2012.
Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate shall be the Chief Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board and shall:
  • Provide visionary, strategic and creative direction and leadership by positioning and representing the School nationally, and internationally;
  • Be the Academic and Administrative head and Accounting Officer of the School, who will manage and plan for the efficient use of School resources;
  • Have overall responsibility for managing, directing, organizing and administering all the activities of the School;
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the Academic, Administrative and Financial Policies of the School in accordance with the School’s mandate, functions and Strategic Plan;
  • Maintain effective and good order of the School and ensure proper enforcement of Statutes and Regulations;
  • Take responsibility for the implementation of the Board’s decisions in an effective, efficient, result oriented and timely manner;
  • Ensure the development and efficient management of the School’s Human Resources and the discipline by all staff;
  • Conduct examinations in accordance with the schedule and programme approved by the Board;
  • Foster local and international partnerships with institutions of higher learning, research and other agencies;
  • Mobilize financial and other resources for the School;
  • Perform other duties as the Board may, from time-to-time, assign.
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
  1. A holder of Masters Degree in Law with at least 15 years relevant experience in an academic institution or practice of law; or a holder of an LL.M in Law and a Ph.D in a relevant field with 10 years postdoctoral academic experience or practice of law;
  2. Have at least Eight(8) years administrative experience at senior level and possess demonstrable leadership in a similar academic environment;
  3. Have demonstrable ability to plan, develop and implement academic programmes and projects and develop strategic institutional linkages with experience in resource mobilization;
  4. Have excellent understanding of the current trends in legal education and training;
  5. Be registered with, and an active member of professional associations in their field of competence;
  6. Have excellent analytical, problem solving, decision making, team building, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills;
  7. 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.
Competitive remuneration package and benefits will be offered to the successful candidates.

All applications should include the job reference number, a reliable email address, day-time telephone contact and must be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates.
Send your application to:-
The Chairperson
Kenya School of Law Board
P. O. Box 30369-00100,
So as to reach her not later than17th January, 2014.
Please note that:-
Due to the high number of applications anticipated, it will not be possible for us to respond to each application and only shortlisted candidates will, therefore, be contacted.
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KSL is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.