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Research Officer Job in Nairobi, Kenya

The Council of Legal Education is established under the Legal Education Act, No. 27 of 2012 of the Laws of Kenya. 

The core functions of the Council of Legal Education are to regulate legal education and training, to license and supervise legal education providers; conduct Bar Examinations; and to advice the Government on matters relating to legal education and training.

In order to efficiently and effectively deliver its functions, the Council wishes to recruit a full time high calibre staff in the following position:- 

Job Title:
 Research Officer

Job Grade: CLE 6 

Reference: CLE/HR10/2015

1 Position


Overall purpose of the job: Reporting to Manager, QCA the successful candidate will provide support in carrying out benchmarking and research, and documentation.
Key Responsibilities
  • Carry out research in relevant areas on legal education and training;
  • Prepare comprehensive reports on trends in legal education and training;
  • Make relevant recommendations based on research carried out;
  • Undertake other duties as shall be assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Law;
  • Training and experience in the areas of Standards and accreditation;
  • At least 4 years relevant working experience;
  • Experience in conducting research;
  • Good report writing skills;
  • A team player, high level interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and adhere to set timeliness;
  • Must be computer literate;
Salary Scale
Basic Pay: Kshs.57,500 x 2,875 to 60,375 x 2,875 to 63,250 x 2,875 to 66,125 x 2,875 to 69,000 x 2,875 to 71,875 x 2,875 to 74,750 x 2,875 to 77,625 x 2,875 to 80,500 x 2,875 to 83,375
House Allowance: Kshs.35,000
Commuter Allowance: Kshs.8,000
How to Apply

All applicants MUST be of the highest ethical standards, integrity and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya. 

Candidates will be required to produce evidence of clearance by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, Credit Reference Bureau and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct.

All applications should include the job reference number, a reliable email address, day-time telephone contact and must be accompanied with a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates. 

Send your application to:-

The Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Council of Legal Education
P. O. Box 829 – 00502
Karen, Nairobi

or CLICK HERE to apply online

So as to reach him not later than 10th July, 2015
Please note that:- Due to the high number of applications anticipated, it will not be possible for Council of Legal Education to respond to each application and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

CLE is an equal opportunity employer. 

Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and clearly state that they are women or / and have disabilities.

Prof. W. Kulundu-Bitonye, EBS
Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Council of Legal Education

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