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Position LEGAL RESEARCHER (Job Grade LR)
Job Reference NumberV/No. 4/2020
Number of Posts One hundred and fifty-eight (158)
Terms of Service Three (3) years contract - Renewable subject to satisfactory performance
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered21-Feb-2020
Opening Date of Advert21-Feb-2020
Closing Date of Advert20-Mar-2020

- i. Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from a recognized university;
- ii. Be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with current practicing certificate;
- iii. Post Graduate Diploma in Law;
- iv. Member of the Law Society of Kenya;
- v. Proficiency in computer applications; and
- vi. Must possess the qualifications set out in chapter six of the Constitution of Kenya
- Experience:
- Must be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at least three (3) years of standing
- 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
- i. Analyzing pleadings and appreciating their tenor and effect;
- ii. Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts;
- iii. Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Courts;
- iv. Collecting and collating all relevant authorities- those emanating from counsel and, any other relevant material;
- v. Conducting extensive legal research and writing for the respective Judges and Judicial officers;
- vi. Drafting bench memoranda and well-researched opinions on various legal and factual issues; and
- vii. Preparing pre-trial and post-trial media summaries.
Important Information
- Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC 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 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 (2 No.); 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,
- • 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 13TH MARCH, 2020 AT 5.00PM
- Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification. Only applicants who meet the minimum requirements should apply.
- Serving Law Clerks and Legal Researchers who wish to convert to the new structure are encouraged to apply.
- 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.
- P.O. BOX 40048 – 00100 NAIROBI
- Telephone: +254 20-2739180
- E-mail: recruitment@jsc.go.ke
- Commission Secretariat: Reinsurance Plaza, Taifa Road, Nairobi CBD, Podium Floor