Standards and Licensing Manager – Council of Legal Education

The Council of Legal Education has been re-established under the Legal Education Act, No.27 of 2012 with the twin primary purposes of: Promoting legal education and training, and the maintenance of the highest possible standards in legal education providers; and the provision of a system to guarantee the quality of legal education and legal education providers.

Position Title: Standards and Licensing Manager

Grade CLE 3


Description: The job holder will assists the Director in writing and setting standards for legal education and training in Kenya and plays a direct role in coordinating implementation of the legal education regulatory framework and supervising inspection of legal education providers.

This professional position is responsible for the implementation / coordination of the accreditation process in accordance with established Legal Education and Training standards, policies, and procedures.


The duties of the officer will entail:

a) Developing and implementing Regulations and guidelines to facilitate licensing of all legal programmes and legal education providers;

b) Developing and implementing criteria for recognition and approval of foreign qualifications in law;

c) Receiving and reviewing all applications for recognition, equation and licensing of foreign legal qualifications in Kenya and make recommendations to the Director;

d) Developing and implementing the criteria for licensing of institutions for remedial programme;

e) Developing and implementing criteria for licensing of institutions for new and emerging programs in legal education and training;

f) Administering quality standards for approval for legal training providers; and

g) Coordinating under the guidance of the Director, the process of reviewing and processing applications for approval by training providers.


a) Have Bachelor’s degree in Law;

b) Have Master’s degree in law or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

c) Have Post graduate diploma in law;

d) Be an Advocate of the High Court or Membership of professional body in good standing

e) Have a minimum of eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at the level of senior Officer;

f) Have attended a Management Course lasting not less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;

g) Be Proficient in computer application; and

h) Fulfil the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.


a) Proven legal writing skills

b) Legal interpretation skills

c) Analytical skills

d) Skills in Conflict resolution

e) Good judgement and analytical skills

f) Good understanding of linkages between policy and operational practices

g) Planning skills

h) Creativity and innovation skills

i) IT and analytical skills

j) Communication and reporting skills

k) Interpersonal skills

l) Creativity and innovation

m) Ability to work independently and Team player

Job Benefits

Appointment will be on permanent and pensionable terms

Salary Scale

  • Basic Salary: 215,600 x 19,712 – 235,312 x 19,712 – 255,024 x 19,712 -274,736 x 19,712 – 294,448 x 19,712 – 314,160 per month
  • House Allowance: Kshs.50,000
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs.14,000

How to Apply

CLICK HERE to apply online.

Closing Date: May 24, 2021

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