Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 6/2017
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Position Legal Researcher
Job Reference NumberV/No. 6/2017
Number of Posts One Hundred (100)
Terms of Service Two (2) year non-renewable contract .
Work Station Superior Courts located in various Counties
Date registered26-Apr-2017
Opening Date of Advert26-Apr-2017
Closing Date of Advert17-May-2017

-For appointment to the position of Legal Researcher, an applicant MUST be in possession of the following minimum qualifications:-
- 1. A Law Degree from any recognized university;
- 2. A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education;
- 3. Admission to the Roll of Advocates with at least two (2) years post admission experience;
- 4. Proficiency in computer applications;
- 5. Those in private practice must be in possession of a current practicing certificate;
- 6. Must possess the qualifications set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The Legal Researcher will be attached to any of the Superior Courts. The specific duties and responsibilities will be as follows:-
- 1. Conducting legal research on broad range of legal issues from varied jurisdictions both within and outside of the commonwealth;
- 2. Drafting well researched legal briefs on variety of legal issues touching on different branches of law;
- 3. Writing analytical summaries of written argument or evidence and assessing the argument in light of academic legal literature and case law;
- 4. Any other duties as assigned from time to time.
Important Information
-Consolidated salary : Entry at Kshs 123,750 upto a maximum of Kshs 190,000 per month
- Benefits : Medical Cover as per the existing scheme, Group Life Assurance at exiting rates, 31% service gratuity of the basic salary and a non-practicing allowance
- Interested and qualified persons are asked to make their applications by:- 1. Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the Judiciary jobs portal: jobs.judiciary.go.ke. Applicants MUST upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application:-
- (a) A letter of application,
- (b) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae,
- (c) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs,
- (d) Two (2) sample writings of any professional writings, including but not limited to 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” which can be downloaded from the Judiciary website – www.judiciary.go.ke.
- (f) Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts.
- (g) Certified copy of certificate of admission to the roll of advocates.
- (h) Applicants MUST also submit copies of clearance certificates from the following bodies:-
- • 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 recognised 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 or JSC 2A for public officers which can be downloaded from www.judiciary.go.ke (downloads) and to attach all the documents cited in item No. 1 (a to h)above.
- 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 applications must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 17TH MAY, 2017 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.
- P.O. BOX 40048 – 00100 NAIROBI
- E-mail: jscsecretariat@judiciary.go.ke
- Commission Secretariat: Mayfair Centre,
- Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, 5th Floor
- Website: www.judicialservicecommission.go.ke