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Job Reference NumberV/No. 29/2021
Number of Posts One (1)
Terms of Service Four (4) Years Contract (Part time basis). Renewable once for one more term of 4 years subject to satisfactory performance
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered03-Dec-2021
Opening Date of Advert12/03/2021
Closing Date of Advert12/17/2021
-For appointment to the position of Chairperson, National Land Acquisition Tribunal, an applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications:
- i. Hold a law degree from a recognized university or be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya or possess an equivalent qualification in a common- law jurisdiction.
- ii. Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate; or Reporting Responsibilities:
- iii. Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or iv. Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (ii) and (iii) above for a period amounting, in aggregate, to ten (10) years:
- (Note experience may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with a Common Law jurisdiction)
- v. Have a high moral character, integrity and impartiality (meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity).
- In addition, the applicants must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.
- Job Core Competencies:
- i. Strategic leadership & good interpersonal skills;
- ii. Good judgment in both legal and life experiences;
- iii. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
- iv. Confidentiality, high integrity, attention to detail and accuracy;
- v. Rational decision-making skills;
- vi. Time management and the ability to prioritize work; and
- vii. Research and data management skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The Chairperson will preside over the hearing and determination of appeals from the decisions of the National Land Commission in matters relating to the process of compulsory acquisition of land pursuant to the provisions of Section 133C of the Land Act, 2012.
- Specifically, the Chairperson will;
- 1. Provide overall leadership to the `tribunal in ensuring the efficient delivery and administration of justice;
- 2. Writing and pronouncing awards, judgments, orders, rulings and decrees issued by the Tribunal;
- 3. Facilitate the development of rules of the tribunal with respect to the filing, hearing and disposal of disputes and other matters before the Tribunal;
- 4. Supervise and allocate duties to the members of the tribunal;
- 5. Be the liaison between the tribunal and its stakeholders; and
- 6. Driving the Tribunals vision and mission through the implementation of its programs
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by filling the Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal: https:
- Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-
- (a) A letter of application;
- (b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
- (c) Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referees and one (1) character referee;
- (d) Copy of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
- (e) Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts and certificate of admission to the roll of Advocates;
- (f) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph; and
- (g) Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any legal publications that the applicant has authored,
- Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid copies of clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview: -
- • KenyaRevenueAuthority;
- • HigherEducationLoansBoard;
- • DirectorateofCriminalInvestigation;
- • EthicsandAnti-CorruptionCommission;
- • Arecognized Credit Reference Bureau;and • Clearance from relevant professional body.
- Applicants MUST take note that information and documents provided in the job application will be verified by relevant bodies and that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents.
- 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 applicants.
- P.O. Box 40048-00100 Nairobi Tel- +254 20 2739180 Email: recruitment@jsc.go.ke www.jsc.go.ke
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