Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 3/2021
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Job Reference NumberV/No. 3/2021
Number of Posts 50
Terms of Service Permanent
Work Station The successful candidates will be posted to any court station in the country
Date registered28-Jan-2021
Opening Date of Advert01/28/2021
Closing Date of Advert02/17/2021

-For appointment to the position of Resident Magistrate, an applicant must be in possession of the following minimum qualifications: -
- i. A Law Degree from any recognized University;
- ii. A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education;
- iii. Admission to the Roll of Advocates;
- iv. Proficiency in computer applications;
- v. Must not have any pending complaints with the Advocates Complaints Commission, the Disciplinary Committee or adverse report from current and previous employer(s);
- vi. Must possess the qualifications set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya. Experience:
- Three (3) years post admission experience either in private practice or other employment and a current practicing certificate. Job Core Competencies:
- i. Oral & Written Communication Skills
- ii. Excellent Conceptual & Analytical Skills
- iii. Interpersonal Skills
- iv. Report Writing Skills
- v. Research Skills
- vi. High attention to detail
- vii. Sound independent judgement
Duties and Responsibilities
-Specific duties will include: -
- i. Presiding over Resident Magistrate’s Court in any part of Kenya with jurisdiction as stipulated in various statutes;
- ii. Performing Deputy Registrars duties as stipulated in various statues;
- iii. Overseeing the operations of the court(s) and management of staff under his
-her charge; and
- iv. Carrying out a wide range of administrative functions for those heading stations.
Important Information
-1. Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal: https:
-. 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 past employment record (if any), community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity (if any), past and present and legal
-professional engagement;
- (c) Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment about the applicant’s past and present employment or engagement;
- (d) Certified copies of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts; (e) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs; and
- (f) 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.
- 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.jsc.go.ke (Downloads) and attach all the documents cited in the item No. (1 a to f) above. Job Reference number and title should be indicated on the envelope and sent to:
- 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 17TH FEBRUARY, 2021 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.