Details for Job Reference Number: V/No. 7/2014
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Position Legal Counsel
Job Reference NumberV/No. 7/2014
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Permanent and Pensionable or Contract
Work Station Nairobi- Judicial Service Commission Secretariat
Date registered10-Jun-2014
Opening Date of Advert10-Jun-2014
Closing Date of Advert02-Jul-2014

-For appointment to this position, an applicant must be in possession of the following minimum qualifications:-
(i) Have a Law Degree from any recognized university;
(ii) Have a Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education;
(iii) Have been admitted to the Roll of Advocates;
(iv) Be proficient 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) Have served in private practice or other employment with six (6) years post admission experience and a current practicing certificate and
(vii) Must meet the requirements set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Note: A post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The successful candidates will be deployed to head the Legal Affairs Unit of the Commission and will be reporting to the Registrar, JSC.

Specific duties will include:- (i) Organizing legal research;
(ii) Offering legal advice to the Commission;
(iii) Assuring legal compliance in activities of the Commission;
(iv) Liaising with law firms that are on retainer on behalf of the Commission;
(v) Providing litigation services including perusing court summons for necessary defence, instruction to Commission’s Advocate for filing of proper documentation, witnesses preparation and pre-trial brief, court documents drafting and preparation, follow-up on court attendance reports and case by case progress follow up from Advocate.
(vi) Writing and presenting reports to the Commission;
(vii) Preparing and managing the legal Unit budget; and
(viii) Providing logistical support to the Commission and Commission’s Committee meetings.

Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-
(1) Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary website: jobs.judiciary.go.ke or clicking the vacancies link on the website. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:-
a) A letter of application.
b) 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 can be downloaded from the Judiciary website – www.judiciary.go.ke) .
c) Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae with telephone, e-mail and other contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the applicant’s previous work experience.
d) Certified copies of certificates, testimonials and professional certificates and academic transcripts.
(2) Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form including all the attachments cited above.
P.O. BOX 30041 – 00100 NAIROBI
E-mail: jscsecretariat@judiciary.go.ke
Commission Secretariat: Mayfair Centre,
Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, 5th Floor
So as to reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 2ND JULY, 2014 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.