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National Council for Law Reporting

The National Council for Law Reporting is a state corporation established by the National Council for Law Reporting Act, 1994. The statutory mandate of the Council is to publish the official Kenya Law Reports which are compilations of the decisions of the superior courts of Kenya, and the revision and updating the Laws of Kenya. the Council is a leading publisher of public legal information.

The Council is looking for highly organized and self-motivated professionals to serve in the following positions:

Job Title: Archivist (1 post), Ref: NCLR/ HR /2012/ 07
KLR Grade:
 KLR 9
Reporting to: Assistant Librarian
Department:
 Research and Department

Duties and Responsibilities


Duties and responsibilities at this level will include recording book titles into database; cataloging library material, typing from drafts; and operating other related machines.

Requirements for Appointment


For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:

  • Be in possession of the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Be in possession of a Certificate in Archives & Records Management or equivalent
  • Have modern computer application skills including package on database management.
In addition to the above requirement, an officer must have the following key competences:

Personal Qualities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
Core Skills
  • Team player
  • Care for resources
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Execution of instructions
Job Title: Driver/ Office Assistant (1 post), Ref: NCLR/ HR /2012/ 08
KLR Grade:
 KLR 9
Reporting to:
 Assistant HR Officer
Department:
 Human Resources and Administration Department
This is the entry level to this cadre.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Driving
  • Identifying and reporting abnormal operations of the vehicle
  • Carrying out minor mechanical repair
  • Ensuring security of the vehicle on and off the road
  • Ensuring safety of passengers and/or goods therein
  • Maintaining cleanliness of the vehicles assigned to him/her.
  • Duties of receptionist when called upon.
  • Filing, photocopying, scanning
  • Running errands
  • Any other duties assigned
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Previous driving experience of at least 3 years;
  • Work experience in a busy office
  • Be in possession of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education;
  • Passed the Kenya Government Occupational Trade Test Grade I;
  • Current driving license free from any endorsement; and
  • Shown competence in driving and identification and repair of minor faults.
In addition to the above requirement, an officer must have the following key competences:

Personal Qualities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Team player
  • Good interpersonal skills
Core Skills
  • Team player
  • Care for resources
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Execution of instructions
Job Title: Legal Proof Reader, (1 post), Ref: NCLR/ HR /2012/ 09
Job Grade:
 KLR 8
Reporting to: Law Reporter
Department: Laws of Kenya Department

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Proof reading of the Laws of Kenya
  • Conducting background verification on statutes and other documents in accordance with the KLR Proofreading Manual
  • Any such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A diploma in Law with a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience; and
  • Modern computer application skills.
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key competences:

Personal Qualities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
Core Skills
  • Team player
  • Care for resources
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Execution of instructions
Job Title: Legal Proof Reader, (1 post), Ref: NCLR/ HR /2012/ 10
Job Grade: KLR 8
Reporting to: Law Reporter
Department: Editorial Department

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Proof reading of the judicial opinions converted into electronic documents and conducting background verification.
  • Conducting background verification of cited statutes, case law and other reference material in accordance with the KLR Proofreading Manual,
  • Any such other duties as may be prescribed from time to time.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A diploma in Law with a minimum of three (3) years relevant experience; and
  • Modern computer application skills.
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key competences:

Personal Qualities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
Core Skills
  • Team player
  • Care for resources
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Execution of instructions
Job Title: Data Processor (1 post), Ref: NCLR/ HR /2012/ 11
Job Grade:
 KLR 9
Department:
 Editorial Department

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Recording dictation in shorthand and transcribing it into type written form;
  • Typing from drafts or recording from dictation machines
  • Operating other related machines.
  • Experience in use of publishing software such as Adobe and Indesign.
  • Any other duties assigned
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must:
  • Be in possession of at least the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Be in possession of the following professional qualifications from the Kenya National Examination Council or a diploma in social sciences
  • Business English II
  • Secretarial Duties II
  • Office Practice II
  • Commerce I
  • Shorthand II (90 w.p.m.) or Audio Typing II, and
  • Have modern computer application skills.
In addition to the above requirement, an officer must have the following key competences:

Personal Qualities
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
Core Skills
  • Team player
  • Care for resources
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Execution of instructions
Job Title: Assistant Program Officer (1 post), Ref: NCLR/ HR /2012/ 12
JOB Grade:
 KLR 6
Reporting to: Program Officer
Department: Strategy, Quality Control and Performance Department

Under the direction of the Program Officer, the Assistant Program Officer will coordinate, implement, monitor, evaluate and supervise the Council’s Projects in liaison with development partners and Government agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provision of technical and logistic support to NCLR in coordination, implementation, monitoring and supervision of the Council’s projects;
  • Facilitation of regular monitoring, supervision and continuous internal evaluation of project activities;
  • Liaison with the Government and development partners to ensure timely submission of work plans, budgets, reports and other relevant documents, release of project funds and effective implementation of the project activities;
  • Lead efforts for the mobilization of additional resources for the project;
  • To submit periodic implementation reports on activities implemented under the project grant;
  • - Assist in preparation of regular project financial and administrative reports, including the preparation of documentation for development partner reports and
  • Information gathering, typing, editing and formatting text, tables and graphics.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
  • At least 2 years relevant experience
  • Hold Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Relations or an equivalent qualification;
  • Experience in strategic planning, logistics and resource mobilization;
  • Excellent organizational, communication, negotiation skills and attention to detail;
  • Knowledge and experience of Program Cycle Management processes;
  • Computer literate;
  • Ability to manage multiple high priority assignments and develop solutions to challenging non- routine problems;
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key competences:-

Personal Qualities

Ability to articulate and implement NCLR’s Vision and Mission
  • Organizational, analytical, managerial and decision making skills
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Technical problem solving
  • Resource management skills
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Integrity
  • Leadership, advocacy, team building and collaboration
  • Appreciation and application of technology in the work environment
  • Passion for continuous professional development
  • Initiative to achieve expected results
  • Core Skills
  • People management
  • Financial management
  • Policy implementation
  • Planning
  • Coordinating
  • Strategy implementation

Web and Systems Developer (1 post), Ref: NCLR/ HR /2012/ 15
Job Title:
 Web & Systems Developer II
Job Grade:
 KLR 6
Reporting to: System Administrator
Department:
 ICT Department

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design technology solutions.
  • Prepare, test and issue system releases.
  • Plan delivery of technology solutions.
  • Monitor impact of system releases (Systems Deployed).
  • Train, Develop & Support Users
  • Manage the NCLR Website
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer/Information Sciences, Engineering or related discipline.
  • Linux, Solaris/Unix, Microsoft Windows Servers
  • Java, PHP, Delphi, C++, PERL, BASH , C, ASM, Perl, Python, JavaScript, XML, XSLT, XSD, CSS
  • Expert knowledge in the following frameworks: Typo3, Xaraya, Apache Lucene, Solr, Joomla, Drupal, AJAX, Spring, CodeIgniter, Liferay
  • Expert SQL Scripting knowledge for the databases: PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase, MySQL, FireBird, MS SQL, Access, XMLDB, etc
  • Expert knowledge in using various web & application server technologies and services: FTP, PDC, Active Directories, File and Print Services, SMPP, Web, LDAP, SSL/SSH, Firewall, DNS, NMS, Tomcat, Glassfish, JasperSoft, Cluster Solutions
  • Knowledge of interfacing with 3rd parties via standard http protocols, SOAP, TLS, etc
In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following key competences:-

Personal Qualities
  • Ability to mediate
  • Creativity and Innovativeness
  • Good knowledge in the professional field of specialisation
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to take instructions
  • Good organisational and supervisory skills
Core Skills
  • Team player
  • Prudent resource management
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Execution of instructions
  • Analytical skills
  • Records Management skills
  • Ability to undertake research
The National Council for Law Reporting is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with its constitutional obligations under The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 particularly Articles 22(3) and 232(h), the Council encourages qualified and suitable persons from minority groups, or margin realised communities and persons with disabilities to apply for these vacancies.

For the
full job description, duties and responsibilities, visit www.kenyalaw.org/careers . Interested candidates should email acover letter showing their current or last engagement and earnings and theĆ®r curriculum vitae to the following address: recruit@kenyalaw.org on or before March 20, 2012.

Candidates who canvass for these positions will be disqualified. Only short - listed candidates will be contacted.

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