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Job Vacancies at the Kenya School of Law

The Kenya School of Law is a Postgraduate Training Institution run under the auspices of the Kenya School of Law Act, No. 26 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. 

For over 40 years the School has discharged this mandate under the leadership of the office of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice National Cohesion and Constitutional Affairs. 

From 2006, however, the School became a Semi-Autonomous Government Agency (SAGA) with an expanded mandate and reviewed terms of service for its staff.

In order to effectively meet these expanded functions the School wishes to recruit full time high calibre personnel 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. 

We are looking for independent, strategic actors who are in good health, are ICT literate, customer oriented, and love the thrills of leading change. 

Specifically we seek to recruit:-

Driver
Ref: KSL/HR07/2014 
KSL 
1 Position

Reporting to the
 Administration Assistant Officer
 
The key responsibilities include:
  • Driving allocated vehicles as authorized;
  • Maintenance of work tickets for vehicles assigned;
  • Ensuring that the assigned vehicle is in good working condition
  • Maintaining vehicles in presentable and clean state
  • Ascertaining the serviceability of assigned vehicles
  • Ensuring security and safety of the vehicle and passengers and/or goods therein.
Person Specification
  • A valid driving license class BCE
  • Minimum of KCSE grade D or its equivalent
  • At least 3 years driving experience in a busy organization and passed Suitability Test for Driver Grade III;
  • Relevant training in motor vehicle servicing, defensive driving and road safety will be an added advantage.
  • Be in possession of a valid certificate of good conduct from the Kenya Police.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to pass a practical test for drivers conducted by the Chief Mechanical Engineer, Ministry of Public Works.

Assistant ICT Officer
Ref: KSL/HR06/2014 
KSL 7 

1 Position

Reporting to the ICT Manager
 
Overall purpose of the job: The incumbent will assist in the coordination and support of the ICT Resources of the School.

Person Specification
 
The successful candidate will:
  • Possess a minimum of BSc degree in Information Technology or computer Science from a recognized university;
  • Possess professional qualifications in CCNA or MCSE.
  • Knowledge of LINUX/UNIX will be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years working experience in an ICT environment.
  • Have the ability to conduct basic training in computer skills.
  • Possess excellent communication skills with the ability to prepare concise oral and written reports.
  • Possess good knowledge of server administration and active directory configuration.

Assistant Librarian (Systems)
Ref: KSL/HR05/2014 
KSL 7 
1 Position
 
Reporting to the Librarian

Overall purpose of the job: The position is responsible for developing and implementing systems to ensure provision of effective and efficient Library Services to Students, Lecturers and other staff through effective planning for the development of library infrastructure and provision of quality and relevant library and information resources.

Job Responsibilities
  • Monitors and advises on Library and Information Communication Technology.
  • Manages the library’s local area network and maintains links with the wide area network.
  • Maintains the library computer software and hardware.
  • Training staff on knowledge and skills on any incoming new technology in the library field.
  • Maintaining the Library website and database.
  • Analyse user needs, formulates and implement solutions.
  • Provide routine troubleshooting of the hardware and software.
Person Specifications
  • Should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and at least a Diploma in Library Information Studies.
  • Should have at least 3 years’ experience in an Academic Library and 2 years working experience as systems librarian/ assistant librarian/ library assistant.

ICT Manager
Ref: KSL/HR04/2014 
KSL 4 
1 Position (Re-Advertisement) 

Overall purpose of the job: Reporting to the Director / Chief Executive

The position is responsible for leading and directing the Information Communication Technology function of the School. 

The position will provide the School with relevant modern and enhanced the Information Technology to leverage its business and operations.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Key responsibilities include:
  • Provide technical and operational advice, and ordinate the procurement and implementation of IT projects when need arises.
  • Provide strategic direction in the management of the ICT function.
  • Provide sound leadership to the staff in the department
  • Prepare comprehensive annual budgets for approval by the Director, Planning, Finance and Administration.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Lead the design and implementation of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system and other business systems including an e-learning platform to support the realization of the strategic plan and modernization of the School’s operations and service delivery.
  • Develop and lead the implementation and continuous review of an ICT policy for the School.
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge on windows server administration, managing virtual server environment and Microsoft active directory domain environment;
  • Knowledge on Cisco routers, switches and its technologies;
  • Develop and implement ICT security strategy.
Person Specification 

The successful candidate will:
  • Possess a Master’s degree in information technology from a recognized university.
  • Have at least 8 years experience 5 of which should be at a managerial level in a similar environment.
  • Have experience in systems analysis, design, and implementation.
  • Have the ability to train users.
  • Have excellent communication skills with the ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Have the ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Registered member of a recognised professional body;
  • Having exposure to or experience in the following areas will be an added advantage;
(a) Performance Contracting in the public sector,

(b) ISO 9001 quality standards, and

(c) Staff performance management using the Balanced Score Card or other management tools.

Librarian
Ref: KSL/HR03/2014
KSL 4 
1 Position
 
Overall purpose of the job: Reporting to the Deputy Director
 
The position is responsible for developing and implementing systems to ensure provision of effective and efficient Library Services to users through effective planning for the development of library infrastructure and provision of 21st century timely, qualitative and relevant information services.

Job Responsibilities
 
Key responsibilities include:
  • Plan, implement and evaluate the Library’s Strategic objectives, policies, and services that support the School's mission.
  • Manage Library information resources and staff.
  • Coordinate information dissemination highlighting programs, services, and new materials to Library users.
  • Review professional journals, bibliographies, publishers' catalogues and brochures for use by Library users.
  • Oversee the selection and acquisition of paper and electronic based resources.
  • Coordinate information literacy skills training program for all library users.
  • Regularly update library policies and procedures.
  • Consult library committee, faculty, stakeholders and students on evaluation, selection and acquisition of resources.
  • Ensure security of Library resources.
Person Specifications
  • Should hold a Masters Degree in Library & Information Science from a recognized institution.
  • Should have at least 8 years’ experience in an academic Library, 5 years of which should be in a similar environment.
  • Demonstrate the use of information technology to facilitate research, classification, and delivery of information services to users.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of using the Internet, and virtual libraries to access wide range of remote resources.
  • Must have good working knowledge of Library management system/software.
  • Must be a member of KLA and in good standing.
  • Should have demonstrable good managerial and administrative skills.

Deputy Director
Ref:
 KSL/HR02/2014 
KSL 2
 
1 Position

Overall purpose of the job:
 Reporting to the Director / Chief Executive Officer, the Deputy Director will be the overall In-charge of Academic Division matters and student affairs of the School and deputise the Director / Chief Executive Officer.

Job Responsibilities
 
Key responsibilities include:
  • Have the overall responsibility of direction, organization and administration of learning programmes.
  • Coordinate teaching and research and provide the necessary support needed by all academic programmes offered by the School.
  • Advise the Board in the development of learning programmes in conformity with National and International standards and legally recognized professional bodies.
  • Be responsible to the Director for general conduct and discipline of students.
  • Any other responsibilities as may be necessary to achieve the School’s objectives.
Person Specification 

The successful candidate will:
  • Must be holder of LLM degree from a recognized university.
  • Must have at least 12 years working experience 5 of which should be as a lecturer/trainer/curriculum developer/administrator in an academic institution or as a consultant. Extensive experience in legal education, projects and research in the legal field will be an added advantage.
  • Must have served successfully in a senior administrative and management position at the level of Assistant Director or other comparable level(s) for at least six years.
  • Must have a successful demonstrated competence in administrative and academic leadership in an academic and research environment.
  • Must have a successful record of leadership in development and implementation of academic programmes.
  • Must have excellent understanding of current trends in legal training in Kenya.
  • Must have excellent and proven organizational, planning, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have ability to prepare and present concise oral and written reports.
  • Must be Information Communication Technology skills savvy;
  • Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, accountability, professionalism, team work and good stewardship and must comply with the requirements of Chapter six of the Kenyan Constitution, 2010.
  • Must obtain clearance from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and have a certificate of Good Conduct.
How to Apply

Applications should be addressed to: 

Director/Chief Executive Officer 
Kenya School of Law 
P O Box 30369-00100 GPO 
Nairobi

So as to reach him not later than 4th September, 2014.

Applicants can also email PDF zipped copies of application letters, certificates, and detailed CVs to lawschool@ksl.ac.ke indicating positions and reference numbers as the subject of the email. 

Those who had applied for these jobs earlier need not reapply.

KSL is an equal opportunity employer. 


Women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

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