Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 16/2019
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Position Chairperson, Political Parties Disputes Tribunal
Job Reference NumberV/No. 16/2019
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Six years (part time and non-renewable term)
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 possession of the qualifications provided in Section 39(2)(a) of the Political Parties 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.
- f) The applicant shall not be a member of the Public Service or taking an active part in the activities of a Political Party.
-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. Note: Experience may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with a Common Law jurisdiction
Duties and Responsibilities
-The Chairperson of the Political Parties Tribunal shall convene and preside over the sitting of the tribunal. The functions and jurisdiction of the tribunal are provided under Section 40 and 41 of the Political Parties Act, namely, determine:-
-1. disputes between members of a political party;
- 2. disputes between a member of a political party and a political party;
- 3. disputes between political parties; disputes between an independent candidate and a political party;
- 4. disputes between coalition partners; appeals from decisions of the Registrar under the Political Parties Act;
- 5. and disputes arising out of party primaries.
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