CLE Senior Corporate Communications Officer Job


The Council of Legal Education (CLE) 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 caliber staff in the following position:-

Senior Corporate Communications Officer

Full Time



Job Reference Number:  CLE 5 CLE/HR04/2016
1 PositionOverall purpose of the job: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. The successful candidate, will be responsible for ensuring that Council achieves its business objectives internally and externally, building the Council’s impact and reputation and ensuring its future success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Initiating, managing and delivering a corporate communications strategy to develop the Council’s reputation, brand and relationships, ensuring that there is a clear identity and goodwill and understanding amongst the various stakeholder groups and public.
  • Developing and ensuring the strategic management of stakeholder relationships and strategies covering the Government, Parliament, professional bodies, all stakeholders, public and the media.
  • Providing a strategic advisory communications function to the Chief Executive Officer, members of Board and Management supporting them in their roles as ambassadors for the Council.
  • Responding to a wide range of consultations and reports within the context of the policy of the Council, its aims and objectives
  • Establishing effective communication relationships (internal and external)
  • Formulating and implementing communications policy with other related key organisations
  • Cultivating a network of strong and lasting partnerships with stakeholders in all the relevant sectors and ensure continuing support to the Council’s mission and strategic objectives
  • Responding to enquiries from the public, media and other organisations
  • Arranging interviews with journalists, prepare and distribute media releases, and liaise with and make statements to the media
  • Writing, editing and arranging production of newsletters, in-house magazines, pamphlets and brochures
  • Writing speeches, preparing visual aids and making public presentations and organizing special events such as open days, visits, exhibitions and functions
  • Undertake other duties as shall be assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
  • A Masters degree in communications, journalism, public relations or other relevant field from recognized institution(s).
  • Postgraduate diploma in journalism, public relations; or any other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Five (4) years relevant work experience, three (3) years of which must have been at a position in corporate communications, public relations or journalism in a large organisation.
  • Proven writing skills.
  • Excellent command of English language and writing skills.
  • Be highly analytical, assertive and a team player.
Salary ScaleBasic Pay: 137,984 x 12,616 – 150,600 x 12,616 – 163,215 x 12,616 -175,831 x 12,616 -188,446 x 12,616 -201,062 per month

House Allowance: Kshs. 40,000

Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 12,000

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, Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) 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 by a detailed curriculum vitae and copies of relevant certificates.

CLICK HERE to apply online

or send your application to:-

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

So as to reach him not later than 4th March, 2016.

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