Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 16/2021
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Position LAW CLERK (LC)
Job Reference NumberV/No. 16/2021
Number of Posts 6
Terms of Service Three (3) year Contract renewable once Subject to satisfactorily performance;Consolidated Gross Salary Scale: Kshs. 180,000 – 324,000 p.m.
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered07-Oct-2021
Opening Date of Advert11/08/2021
Closing Date of Advert11/12/2021

- Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications:
- For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: -
- i. Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University;
- ii. A Post Graduate Diploma in Law;
- iii. Be an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate;
- iv. Membership to Law Society of Kenya;
- v. A Senior Management Course or its equivalent will be added advantage;
- vi. Proficiency in Computer applications;
- vii. Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and
- viii. Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution. Experience:
- Six (6) years post admission practicing experience or six (6) years of extensive legal research in a relevant legal field Job Core Competencies:
- i. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
- ii. Leadership & Good interpersonal skills;
- iii. Professional and Technical competence;
- iv. Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;
- v. Analytical & Negotiation Skills; and
- vi. Organizational, planning skills and Results-oriented
Duties and Responsibilities
- Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- i. Examining pleadings and fully apprehending their tenor and effect;
- ii. Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts below;
- iii. Carrying out Legal Research work for the Judges of the Supreme Court of Kenya;
- iv. Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Supreme Court and the lower Courts;
- v. Researching on precedent setting authorities within various jurisdiction both within and without Commonwealth; vi. Presenting findings within sound written arguments in light of academic legal literature and case law;
- vii. Drafting bench memoranda and well-planned legal briefs on variety of legal issues touching on different branches of law; and viii. Preparing pre-trial and post –trial media summaries.
Important Information
- Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: -
- 1. Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal: https:www.jsc.go.ke-index.php-careers 2. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-
- (a) A letter of application;
- (b) Certified copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
- (c) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
- (d) Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
- (e) Certified copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
- (f) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs (2 No.)
- (g) Five (5) samples of any professional writings, including but not limited to Judgments, advocacy submission in court, 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: -
- • Kenya Revenue Authority
- • Higher Education Loans Board
- • Directorate of Criminal Investigation
- • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
- • A recognized Credit Reference Bureau;and
- • Clearance from relevant professional body.
- 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 application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 29TH OCTOBER, 2021 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.