Director, Examinations at Council of Governors

The Council of Governors is composed of the Governors of the forty-seven counties and its main functions are the promotion of visionary leadership; sharing of best practices and; offer a collective voice on policy issues; promote inter – county consultations;

Overall purpose of the job

Reporting to the Secretary/CEO, under direction and supervision of the Secretary/Chief Executive Office, the Director, Examinations shall be responsible for developing a sound and sustainable framework for the supervision, conduct and administration of credible and reliable Bar examination.

Institutionalize the curriculum for the Advocates Training Programme (ATP); Coordinate the verification and scrutiny of records for purposes of clearance of Bar candidates for gazettement and admission to the Roll of Advocates.


  1. Develop the framework for the management of the examination process, test administration and certification;
  2. Develop and implement Bar Examination regulations;
  3. Coordinate the verification and scrutiny of records for purposes of clearance of Bar candidates for gazettement and admission to the Roll of Advocates;
  4. Verify and approve all applications for registration for the Bar examination;
  5. Establish a system of collaboration with licensed legal education providers on examination administration;
  6. Implement a sound examination registration process;
  7. Oversee implementation of Bar Examination appeal process;
  8. Recommend the recruitment of examination setters, moderators and markers and define their roles;
  9. Guarantee security for examination material, including draft examination questions, examination papers, and marked scripts;
  10. Promote the integrity of the examination process;
  11. Implement and periodically review the implementation of ISO procedures.

Key Personal Attributes / functional Skills requirements

  1. Be honest, trustworthy and possess a high degree of personal integrity and professionalism;
  2. Be results-oriented and willing to multitask and meet strict deadlines;
  3. Have an excellent understanding of the current trends in Legal Education and training;
  4. Must have intimate knowledge of regulatory framework and supervision of Legal Education in Kenya;
  5. Demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders;
  6. Have strategic leadership skills;
  7. Be customer centric and resourceful in problem solving;
  8. Demonstrate organizational, Communication skill and Public Relations
  9. Firm, fair and transparent management style.

Qualifications and Skills

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Law or Education from a recognized institution
  2. Master’s Degree in Law, Education, or relevant field from a recognized institution;
  3. A Ph.D. in a relevant area will be an added advantage;
  4. Minimum (ten) 10 years relevant working experience, five (5) of which should have been in the management level;
  5. Experience in examination administration and test development; and
  6. Be of the highest ethical standards, integrity, and professionalism and comply with the requirements of Chapter six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.

Salary Scale


308,000 x 28,160 – 336,160 x 28,160 – 364,320 x 28,160 – 392,480 x 28,160 – 420,640 x 28,160 – 448,800 per month

HOUSE ALLOWANCE:  Kshs. 60,000



The Director, Examinations shall hold the office for a term of four(4) years renewable subject to satisfactory performance.

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