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Position Registrar of the Environment and Land Court
Job Reference NumberV/No. 7/2017b
Number of Posts One(1)
Terms of Service Contractual (full time) and Period - Three (3) years renewable contract
Work Station Environment & Land Court
Date registered24-Jun-2017
Opening Date of Advert23-Jun-2017
Closing Date of Advert14-Jul-2017

-For appointment to this position, an applicant must be in possession of the following qualifications:-
- i) is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya and has, since qualification:-
- a) become eligible for appointment as a Judge of the High Court;
- b) served for at least ten years as a professionally qualified magistrate; or
- c) attained at least ten years experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field, or
- d) held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (b) to (c) for a period amounting, in aggregate, to ten (10) years:
- ii) has demonstrated competence in the performance of administrative duties for not less than three years.
- iii) Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution and be of high moral character, integrity and impartiality. In addition, the applicants must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.
- Notes:- • Experience may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with a Common Law jurisdiction.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The Environment and Land Court is established under Article 162(2)(b) of the Constitution of Kenya and Section 4 of the Environment and Land Court Act, No. 19 of 2011. Pursuant to Section 9 of the Environment and Land Court Act, No. 19 of 2011 and Section 10 of the Judicial Service Act 2011, the Judicial Service Commission invites applications from qualified persons for the position of Registrar, Environment and Land Court. The Registrar of the Environment and Land Court shall perform the duties assigned to the Registrar under the Environment and Land Court Act and any such other duties as the Chief Registrar may direct.
- Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
- i) establishment and maintenance of the Registry of the Court;
- ii) accepting, transmitting, service and custody of documents in accordance with the Rules;
- iii) facilitating the enforcement of decisions of the Court;
- iv) certifying that any order, direction or decision is an order, direction or decision of the Court, the Chief Justice or a Judge, as the case may be;
- v) maintaining the Register of the Court;
- vi) causing to be kept records of the proceedings and minutes of the meetings of the Court and such other records as the Court may direct;
- vii) managing and supervising the staff of the Court;
- viii) the day to day administration of the Court;
- ix) managing the library of the Court;
- x) facilitating access to judgements and records of the Court; and
- xi) undertaking any other duties assigned by the Chief Registrar.
Important Information
-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 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 community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity, involvement as a party in litigation and involvement in political activity including financial contribution to political party
-parties (if any) and criminal record, legal
-professional engagement for the last five (5) years, three (3) professional referees and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment,
- (c) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs,
- (d) 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,
- (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. Applicants from Government employment should attach copies of returns of Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities for the last three (3) years. Those in private practice should attach Income Tax Returns, for the last three (3) years.
- (f) Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts.
- (g) 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 g)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 14TH JULY, 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