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Job Reference NumberV/No. 14/2012
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Retirement at the age of 70 years with an option to retire on attaining the age of 65 years
Date registered09-Nov-2012
Opening Date of Advert9-Nov-2012
Closing Date of Advert27-Dec-2012

- Constitutional and Statutory Requirements for Appointment:
For appointment to the position of Deputy Chief Justice, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications:
(a) Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or
i. Be an advocate of the high court of Kenya; or
ii. Possess an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction;
(b) i. Have at least fifteen (15) years’ experience as a superior court judge; or
ii. At least fifteen (15) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
iii. Have held the qualifications mentioned in paragraph (i) and (ii) for a period amounting, in the aggregate to fifteen (15) years.
(Note: The experience required above may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with common law jurisdiction)
(c)Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and be of high moral character, integrity and impartiality. In addition, 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 166 (1) (a) (2) (3) of the Constitution of Kenya as read with the First Schedule of the Judicial Service Act, 2011.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The Deputy Chief Justice shall discharge the following functions:-
(a) deputise the Chief Justice;
(b) be the Vice President of the Supreme Court;
(c) be responsible to the Chief Justice in the exercise of the duties assigned to him or her; and
(d) discharge any other functions as required of him or her by the Constitution and any other legislation.
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-

(1) Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary website: www.judiciary.go.ke and clicking the vacancies link. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:-
(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, involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including any financial contribution to any political party or parties and criminal record, legal or 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) Three of the applicant’s recent colored passport size photographs.
(d) Five (5) samples of any writings by the applicant, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in courts, scholarly writings or any legal publications that the applicant has authored.
(e) 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) . For those who are in Government employment, attach copies of returns of declaration of income and liabilities and for those in private practice attach income tax returns, for the last three (3) years.
(f) Certified copies of testimonials and professional 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.
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 27TH DECEMBER, 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.