Council of Legal Education Recruitment Form 2023/2024

Last Updated on July 12, 2023

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified and eligible candidates for the Council of Legal Education Recruitment 2023.

Council of Legal Education Recruitment

About Council of Legal Education

To assure quality legal education and training through licensing and supervision of legal education providers; Administration of the Advocates Training Program examination and advising the Government on legal education.

Council of Legal Education Recruitment 2023

We are recruiting to fill the following positions;

Secretary / Chief Executive Officer

REF NO: CLE/ JOB-001/ 2023

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 (15) years of relevant work experience five (5) 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 (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. 

Key Competencies

  • Ability to portray and uphold positive corporate image and work in a multi[1]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

Method of Application

Shortlisted candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010, during the recruitment process.
If you meet the requirements for this role, please fill the CLE Employment Application Form available on the CLE website; under careers and click on the link
Fill out the employment application form and email it along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae, academic and professional certificates, transcripts, testimonials, ID any other supporting documents to

Those who had previously applied for this position as earlier advertised are encouraged to reapply.
All applications must be received by Tuesday, 25 July 2023 at 1700hrs (East African Time). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Hard copy applications will not be accepted for this position. The Council of Legal Education is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages women, the marginalized and persons living with disabilities to apply.

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