TRAINING AND CONSULTING OPPORTUNITIES
CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
To Provide Training, Consultancy and Research Services
The Kenya School of Law (the School) is a public institution that was previously a department under the Office of the Attorney-General from independence till the year 1995. In 1995, Parliament enacted the Council of Legal Education Act (now repealed) which provided for the setting up of the Kenya School of Law, but not as an incorporated entity, but as an entity managed by the Council of Legal Education (the Council). The mandate of the School was expanded in 1995, to include training on legislative drafting, training of judicial officers, etc., which was a departure from the previous mandate of only training lawyers for admission to the Kenyan Bar.
In the year 2005, the then Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Kiraitu Murungi, appointed Task Force on the Development of a Policy Legal Framework for Legal Education and Training in Kenya which in its report a year later, made recommendations to expand the mandate of the School to deal with, amongst others, continuing professional development programme. The programme kicked off in earnest in the year 2009, and aimed to equip working professionals with relevant skills to deliver better quality services.
Expanded Mandate of the School
The enactment of the Kenya School of Law Act 2012, re-established the School as a separate State corporation from the Council of Legal Education, and marked another radical shift from the traditional role of the School. The Act provides that the mandate of the School is—
- To train persons to be advocates under the Advocates Act;
- To ensure continuing professional development for all cadres of the legal profession;
- To provide para-legal training;
- To provide other specialized training in the legal sector;
- To develop curricular, training manuals, conduct examinations and confer academic awards; and
- To undertake projects, research and consultancies.
The CPD Division of the School implements on behalf of the School the mandates specified as (b), (d), part of (e), and (f). The CPD programmes began running in 2007-2008, but took off in earnest in July 2009. CPD handles training in different areas of law, especially on the emerging issues, and areas that are not necessarily law but involve legal issues. CPD also handles tailor-made courses according to clients’ requests. The Department has also been carrying out consultancies, including legal compliance audits, regulatory impact assessment, development of manuals and training needs analysis.
Objective of the Call for Expression of Interest
To implement the mandate of carrying out training, consultancies and research, the School has developed a skilled, professional and experienced cadre of both internal and adjunct faculty, to deliver on the different areas of specialty. The School wishes to receive expressions of interest from eligible, qualified, knowledgeable and experienced professionals (belonging to different professions) to be engaged from time to time to provide, on part-time basis, training, consultancy and research services, either on as independent individuals or firms, or as part of the School’s internal faculty.
Basic Eligibility Criteria
A person or firm who wishes to express interest must meet the following basic criteria:
- Have a basic university degree, which can be in the field Law or any other discipline;
- Have at least three years’ practical experience in the thematic area the person wishes to be engaged in;
- Through the CV, certificates and testimonials, demonstrate that they have expertise in the relevant subject matter or thematic area;
- Where a person is expected to be affiliated to a recognized professional body, the person must have a current licence or certificate of practice issued by the professional body;
- Have no pending disciplinary case with the respective professional body;
- Be ready to be called upon from time to time to provide the relevant services and remunerated in accordance with the rates determined by the School under its policies;
- Be willing to enter into a contract for each assignment upon which they are engaged;
- Be ready and willing to be appraised by the receivers of the services (participants in training and clients in consultancies);
- The areas of expertise chosen should not exceed three (3) and sub-thematic areas should not exceed (4);
- Where the applicant is a firm, the partner(s) or directors, including the managing director, must meet the individual criteria set out in paragraphs (a) to (j).
All the expression of interests will be evaluated by the School and the selected individuals or firms will be notified as are those that will not have been successful. The School reserves the right to call for other or further information for the purpose of the evaluation exercise.
The thematic areas for which interest may be expressed may be accessed on the School website by following the following link : THEMATIC-AREAS
Interested qualified individuals or firms should—
- download from the link provided, the Expression of Interest Form and the Form of CV;
- complete the two documents, and
- submit them online, together with scanned copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, to firstname.lastname@example.org so as to reach us by close of business on FRIDAY, 16.07.2021.
Clarifications: All inquiries or clarifications should be directed to the Assistant Director, CPD on email@example.com
Dr. Henry K. Mutai
DIRECTOR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER