Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Republic of Kenya
 
Judicial Service Commission

Vacancies in The Judiciary

 
The Judiciary, one of the three co-equal Arms of Government, has been implementing a comprehensive transformation programme that puts effective and efficient service delivery at the centre of its framework for change. 
To enhance its capacity to implement the Judiciary  Transformation Framework, the Judiciary wishes to expand its technical human resources by filling the following positions.

Job title: Regional Judicial Services Coordinator
17 Posts
 
Reports to:
  • Resident Judge and functionally to Registrar
Location: Designated Region
 
Responsible for: Station Judicial Services Court Administrators
 
Job Purpose:
 
The Regional Judicial Services Coordinator serves as the liaison between the Judiciary’s administrative offices and the courts throughout the Region. 
The stations in a Region may be between 6 and 10. 
The jobholder will coordinate judicial services in the Region and provide leadership to Station Judicial Services Court Administrators.

Experience:
  • At least 7 years working experience in the legal sector
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in Legal Research
  • Management/ administrative experience of at least 7 years
  • Knowledge and experience of court processes
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Qualifications:
 
Academic:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Professional: 
  • Advocate of the High Court
Job title: Court – Judicial Services Administrator
 
117 Posts
Reports to: Head of Station and functionally to the Regional Judicial Services Coordinator
 
Location: Court Station
 
Responsible for: Station Head of Registry Services, Library Officer, Court Clerks, Legal Researchers
 
Job Purpose: The job holder is responsible for the effective and efficient provision of judicial services such as case management, registry, legal research, library and execution of court decisions.
 
Experience
 
The ideal candidate should have;
  • At least 5 years working experience in the legal sector
  • Demonstrated competence and experience in Legal Research
  • Management / administrative experience of at least five (5) years
  • Knowledge and experience of court processes
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Qualifications:
 
Academic:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Professional:
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Job title: Court Administrator – Finance, Administration and Human Resource Management
117 Posts
 
Reports to: Head of Station and functionally to the Regional Judicial Services Coordinator
 
Location: Court Station
 
Responsible for: Station administrative staff
 
Job Purpose:
 
Under the direction of the Regional Finance and Human Resources Coordinator and the Head of Station, the Court Administrator plans, organizes, and directs court administrative activities. 
As a senior administrative position within the administrative unit of the court station, the position is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in all administrative areas with emphasis on the development and implementation of efficient and cohesive administrative processes and practices.
 
Experience:
 
The ideal candidate should;
  • Have at least 6 years experience leading a relevant professional function in a busy organization;
  • Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software;
  • Have knowledge and general experience in Financial Management, Human Resource Management, ICT, and facilities management; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.
Qualifications:
 
Academic:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent;
Professional:
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or
  • Certified Public Secretary (CPS)
Job Title: Senior Deputy Registrar, High Court
 
19 Posts
Reports to: Registrar, High Court or Registrar, Magistrates Courts
 
Location: High Court Station
 
Responsible for: Station Deputy Registrars
 
The ideal candidate should;
  • Have served for at least ten years as a professionally qualified magistrate; or attained at least ten years experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field;
  • Demonstrated competence in the performance of administrative duties for not less than three years
  • Meet the requirements for appointment as a Judge of the High Court
  • Possess strong leadership and management skills;
  • Have sound judgment and decision making abilities;
  • Be proficient in computer applications;
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution; and
  • Training and experience in organizational / business management / administration will be an added advantage.
Qualifications:
 
Academic:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law
Professional:
  • Advocate of the High Court of Kenya
Interested and qualified persons are requested to obtain more information about each of the jobs online and to make their applications by:
 
(1) Filling 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:-
 
a) A letter of application addressing the requirements for each position;
 
b) Detailed and updated curriculum vitae summarising the applicant’s bio data;
 
c) The applicant’s recent colour passport size photograph;
 
d) 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)
 
e) Certified copies of testimonials and professionals certificates and academic transcripts.
 
(2) 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: jscsecretarial@judiciary.go.ke
 
So as to reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 26th July, 2013.
 
Only shortlisted 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

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