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Position Chairperson, Sports Disputes Tribunal
Job Reference NumberV. No 20/2019
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Five (5) years Contract renewable (Part-time basis)
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered12-Feb-2019
Opening Date of Advert12-Feb-2019
Closing Date of Advert5-Mar-2019

-For appointment to this position, an applicant must be in posses the qualifications provided in Section 55(2)(a) of the Sports Act as read with Article 166(2) and (5) and Chapter Six of the Constitution, namely:-
- a) 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.
- b) Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate; or
- c) Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
-d) Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (b) and (c) 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)
- e) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The Chairperson of the Sports Disputes Tribunal will chair the sittings of the tribunal. The functions and jurisdiction of the tribunal are provided under Section 58 and 59 of the Sports Act as follows:-
- (1) Determine appeals against decisions made by national sports organizations or umbrella national sports organizations, whose rules specifically allow for appeals to be made to the Tribunal in relations to issues including:- a) appeals against disciplinary decisions; b) appeals against not being selected for a Kenyan team or squad.
- (2) Determine other sports-related disputes that all parties to the dispute agree to refer to the Tribunal and that the tribunal agrees to hear, and
- (3) Determine appeals from decisions of the Registrar under the Sports Act,
- (4) The Tribunal may apply alternative dispute resolution methods for sports disputes and provide expertise and assistance regarding alternative dispute resolution to parties to a dispute.
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-
- 1. Filing an Online Application for Employment Form available at the Judiciary jobs portal: jobs.judiciary.go.ke. 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 community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity (if any), involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including financial contribution to political party
-parties (if any) and criminal record, legal
-professional engagement for the last five (5) years, three (3) professional referees and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment; (c) Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts. (d) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph. (e) Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any 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:- • Kenya Revenue Authority • Higher Education Loans Board • Law Society of Kenya • Directorate of Criminal Investigation • Advocates Complaints Commission • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and • a recognized Credit Reference Bureau
- 2. Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form JSC 2 for non –public officers and JSC 2A for Public officers which can be downloaded from www.judiciary.go.ke and attach all the documents cited in the item No. (1 a to e) above. Job Reference number and title should be indicated on the envelope. TO: THE SECRETARY JUDICIAL SERVICE COMMISSION P.O. BOX 40048 – 00100 NAIROBI Telephone: +254 20-2739180 E-mail: jscsecretariat@jsc.go.ke Commission Secretariat: Podium Floor, Reinsurance Plaza, Taifa Road, Nairobi CBD, The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 5TH MARCH, 2019 AT 5.00PM 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. 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