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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Judicial S.C. Resident Magistrate and Legal Researcher Jobs in Kenya

The Constitution of Kenya focuses on values of integrity, efficiency and effectiveness in work performance, citizen centered and results-focused service delivery. 
In fulfillment of its constitutional mandate as provided under article 159 and responding to the high public expectations and demands for improved performance, the Judiciary has developed a Judiciary Transformation Framework 2012-2016.

This framework is premised on four key pillars: people focused delivery of service; transformative leadership, organization culture and professional motivated staff; adequate financial resources and physical infrastructure; and harnessing technology as an enabler for justice.

To enhance its capacity to implement the transformation framework, the Judiciary wishes to expand its technical human resources by filling the following vacant positions.
Resident Magistrate (51 posts)

REF: V/No. 13/2012
Terms of Service: Permanent and Pensionable
Station: Various Courts

Requirements for Appointment:

For appointment to the position of Resident Magistrate, an applicant must be in possession of the following minimum qualifications:-
  • A Law Degree from any recognized university;
  • A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admission to the Roll of Advocates;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Must not have any pending complaints with the Advocates Complaints Commission, the Disciplinary Committee or adverse report from current and previous employer(s);
  • Serving in private practice or other employment with three (3) years post admission experience and a current practicing certificate and
  • Must possess the qualifications set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidates will be posted to any court station in the country:-
Specific duties will include:-
  • Presiding over Resident Magistrate’s Court in any part of Kenya with jurisdiction as stipulated in various statutes;
  • Performing Deputy Registrars duties as stipulated in various statutes;
  • Overseeing the operations of the court(s) and management of staff under his/her charge; and
  • Carrying out a wide range of administrative functions for those heading stations.
  • Cary out any other such duties as may be assigned by the Judicial Service Commission.
Legal Researcher (85 posts)

REF: V/No. 12/2012
Terms of Service: 3 Year Contract
Station: Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court,
Industrial Court, Environment and Land Court

Requirements for Appointment:

For appointment to the position of Legal Researcher, an applicant must be in possession of the following minimum qualifications:-
  • A Law Degree from any recognized university;
  • A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admission to the Roll of Advocates;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Must not have any pending complaints with the Advocates Complaints Commission, the Disciplinary Committee or adverse report from current and previous employer(s);
  • Those in private practice must be in possession of a current practicing certificate;
  • 2 years experience in Legal Research and
  • Must possess the qualifications set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidates will perform the following functions:-
Specific duties will include:-
  • Research on precedent setting authorities within varied jurisdictions both within and outside of the commonwealth;
  • Drafting well researched legal briefs on variety of legal issues touching on different branches of law;
  • Writing analytical summaries of written argument or evidence and assessing the argument in light of academic legal literature and case law.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-
  • Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary website: www.judiciary.go.ke/jobs or clicking the vacancies link on the website. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:-
  1. A letter of application
  2. Detailed and updated curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s bio-data.
  3. The applicant’s recent colored passport size photographs.
  4. Declaration of income and liabilities as at the time of making the application, using the prescribed forms (The Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities Form JSC 2b can be downloaded from the Judiciary website – www.judiciary.go.ke) .
  5. Certified copies of testimonials and professional certificates and academic transcripts.
  • Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form including all the attachments cited above.
To:
The Secretary
Judicial Service Commission
P.O. BOX 30041 – 00100 NAIROBI
E-mail: jscsecretariat@judiciary.go.ke

Commission Secretariat: Mayfair Centre,
Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, 5th Floor
So as to reach the commission not later than 25th October, 2012 at 5.00 p.m.

Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.

The Secretary,
Judicial Service Commission.