Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 30/2023
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Job Reference NumberV/No. 30/2023
Number of Posts One (1) post
Terms of Service Contractual; 5-year contract, renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered23-Oct-2023
Opening Date of Advert23-Oct-2023
Closing Date of Advert13-Nov-2023
- For appointment to the position of Chief Registrar of the Judiciary, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications set out in Section 9 of the Judicial Service Act, 2011 and Chapter Six of the Constitution, namely:
- (a)be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has since:-
- (i)attained the qualifications of a High Court Judge; or
- (ii)attained at least ten (10) years’ as a professionally qualified magistrate; or
- (iii)attained at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic and legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
- (iv)held the qualifications mentioned in paragraphs (i) to (iii) for a period, amounting in aggregate, to ten years.
- (b)Has demonstrated competence in the performance of administrative duties for not less than three years.
- (c)Have a high moral character, integrity and impartiality.
- In addition to the above qualifications, the applicants must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, making of good judgments in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.
- The appointment shall be made in accordance with Article 161(2)(c) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The Chief Registrar of the Judiciary is the Chief Administrator and Accounting Officer of the Judiciary. The functions and powers of the Chief Registrar is provided for under Section 8 of the Judicial Service Act, 2011, namely;
- a)be responsible for the overall administration and management of the Judiciary;
- b)perform the judicial functions vested in the office of the Chief Registrar by law;
- c)exercise powers vested by virtue of any regulations and give effect to the directives of the Chief Justice;
- d)administer the Judiciary Fund and account for any service in respect of which monies have been appropriated by the National Assembly and to whom issues are made from the exchequer account;
- e)in each financial year, to prepare estimates of expenditure for the following year and submit them to the National Assembly;
- f)be the authorized officer for the Judiciary who is responsible for efficient management of the day-to-day operations and administration of human resources in the judicial service;
- g)be in-charge of support services in the Judiciary and in particular planning, development and organization of staff;
- h)monitor and enhance administration of office procedure to maximize quality of service;
- i)plan, prepare, implement and monitor the budget and collect, receive and account for revenue;
- k)be in-charge of the procurement of all stores, management and maintenance of all physical facilities.
- l)maintain and develop co-operation with key staff in the public service and other institutions and agencies;
- m)ensure the efficient devolution of the administrative units to county levels, including a High Court Division in each county;
- n)perform the functions of Secretary to; the Judicial Service Commission and the National Council on Administration of Justice and;
- o)perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Justice from time to time.
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their application by:
- 1.Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the Commission’s jobs portal: https:_www.jsc.go.ke_index.php_careers. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application:
- i)A letter of Application,
- ii)A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, summarizing the applicant’s bio-data including, background information such as community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity, involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including financial contribution to political party
-parties (if any), criminal record and legal education, legal practice
- engagement for the last five (5) years,
- iii)Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment (please provide updated contacts – email and phone),
- iv)Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph,
- v)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,
- vi)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 JSC website – www.jsc.go.ke – Careers.
- Public officers should attach copies of returns of declarations of income, asset and liabilities for the last three declarations. Those in private practice should attach audited accounts and tax returns for the last three (3) years.
- vii)Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates, academic transcripts and certificate of admission to the roll of Advocates.
- viii)Completed Application for Employment Form – JSC 2A (for public officers) or JSC 2 (for other applicants) which can be downloaded from the JSC website – www.jsc.go.ke – Careers.
- 2.Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Application for Employment Form including copies of all attachments cited above to:
- Commission Offices: CBK Pensions Towers, 13th Floor,
- Harambee Avenue, Nairobi.
- 3.Shortlisted candidates will be required to carry the following documents during the interview:
- i)Valid original clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview:-
- a)Kenya Revenue Authority,
- b)Higher Education Loans Board,
- c)Law Society of Kenya,
- d)Directorate of Criminal Investigations,
- e)Advocates Complaints Commission,
- f)Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
- g)A recognized Credit Reference Bureau.
- ii)Original testimonials, professional certificates, academic transcripts and certificate of admission to the roll of Advocates.
- Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application and the same will be verified by relevant bodies.
- The applications must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 13TH NOVEMBER, 2023 AT 5.00 P.M.
- 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.
- P.O. Box 40048 – 00100, Nairobi
- Tel- +254 20 2739180
- Email: recruitment@jsc.go.ke
- www.jsc.go.ke
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