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  • Posted: May 13, 2020
    Deadline: Jun 13, 2020
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  • The Council of Governors is composed of the Governors of the forty-seven counties and its main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter - county consultations; encourage and initiate information sharing on the performance of County Governments with regard to t...
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    Director, Quality Assurance, Licensing and Compliance

    Overall purpose of the job

    Reporting to the Council Secretary/Chief Executive Officer. Under direction and supervision of the Secretary/Chief Executive Office, the Officer shall be responsible for implementing the legal Education regulatory framework, develop standards for accrediting legal education providers, curricular and modes of instruction, quality and modes of examination, harmonization of Legal Education and monitoring and evaluation of Legal Education providers.

    Responsibilities

    1. Develop and implement a framework for quality assurance, compliance and licensing;
    2. Coordinate the development of standards for legal education and training in Kenya;
    3. Oversee the implementation of a transparent system of accrediting legal education providers in Kenya;
    4. Coordinate the development and implementation of a framework for recognition and approval of foreign legal qualifications in law in Kenya;
    5. Develop an information-based monitoring system to set standards by legal education providers;
    6. Oversee the development of appropriate training programmes for legal training providers;
    7. Implement an efficient delivery of licensing and certification services for legal education providers;
    8. Organize the development of a framework for harmonization of legal education and training in Kenya;
    9. Oversee the development of a framework for recognition/approval of ODEL programs;
    10. Maintain a register of licensed institutions in Kenya;
    11. Provide technical support in the research of legal education and training in Kenya and approving research proposals;
    12. Providing custody for approved academic programmes;
    13. Directing the writing of technical/full inspections and prepare reports;
    14. Coordinating the evaluation of institutional (self-evaluation) reports; and
    15. Advice Council on matters relating to Legal Education and training in Kenya.

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s Degree in Law or any other Master’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized institution;
    • A Ph.D. in a relevant area of professional qualifications in a relevant area will be an added advantage;
    • Minimum ten (10) years relevant working experience, five (5) of which must be in a position of management;
    • Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in good standing;
    • Proficiency in computer applications and
    • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    SALARY SCALE

    BASIC PAY:

    308,000 x 28,160 – 336,160 x 28,160 – 364,320 x 28,160 – 392,480 x 28,160 – 420,640 x 28,160 – 448,800 per month

    HOUSE ALLOWANCE:  Kshs. 60,000

    COMMUTTER ALLOWANCE: Kshs. 14,000

    Tenure

    The director, Quality Assurance, Licensing and Compliance shall hold the office for a term of four(4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

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    Director, Examinations

    Overall purpose of the job

    Reporting to the Secretary/CEO, under direction and supervision of the Secretary/Chief Executive Office, the Director, Examinations shall be responsible for developing a sound and sustainable framework for the supervision, conduct and administration of credible and reliable Bar examination.

    Institutionalize the curriculum for the Advocates Training Programme (ATP); Coordinate the verification and scrutiny of records for purposes of clearance of Bar candidates for gazettement and admission to the Roll of Advocates.

    Responsibilities

    1. Develop the framework for the management of the examination process, test administration and certification;
    2. Develop and implement Bar Examination regulations;
    3. Coordinate the verification and scrutiny of records for purposes of clearance of Bar candidates for gazettement and admission to the Roll of Advocates;
    4. Verify and approve all applications for registration for the Bar examination;
    5. Establish a system of collaboration with licensed legal education providers on examination administration;
    6. Implement a sound examination registration process;
    7. Oversee implementation of Bar Examination appeal process;
    8. Recommend the recruitment of examination setters, moderators and markers and define their roles;
    9. Guarantee security for examination material, including draft examination questions, examination papers, and marked scripts;
    10. Promote the integrity of the examination process;
    11. Implement and periodically review the implementation of ISO procedures.

    Key Personal Attributes / functional Skills requirements

    1. Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism;
    2. Be results-oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines;
    3. Have an excellent understanding of the current trends in Legal Education and training;
    4. Must have intimate knowledge of regulatory framework and supervision of Legal Education in Kenya;
    5. Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders;
    6. Have strategic leadership skills;
    7. Be customer centric and resourceful in problem solving;
    8. Demonstrate organizational, Communication skill and Public Relations
    9. Firm, fair and transparent management style.

    Qualifications and Skills

    1. Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Education from a recognized institution
    2. Master’s Degree in Law, Education, or relevant field from a recognized institution;
    3. A Ph.D. in a relevant area will be an added advantage;
    4. Minimum (ten) 10 years relevant working experience, five (5) of which should have been in the management level;
    5. Experience in examination administration and test development; and
    6. Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

    Salary Scale

    BASIC PAY:

    308,000 x 28,160 – 336,160 x 28,160 – 364,320 x 28,160 – 392,480 x 28,160 – 420,640 x 28,160 – 448,800 per month

    HOUSE ALLOWANCE:  Kshs. 60,000

    COMMUTER ALLOWANCE: Kshs. 14,000

    Tenure

    The Director, Examinations shall hold the office for a term of four(4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

    Method of Application

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