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Job Reference NumberV/No.1/2021
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Hold office for a maximum of ten years or on attaining the age of seventy (70) years with the option for early retirement upon attaining the age of sixty –five (65) years in accordance with Article 167 of the Constitution. Remuneration and benefits: Based on guidelines by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission of Kenya. Gross Monthly Remuneration Package excluding benefits: (Kshs) Minimum 990,000 to a Maximum of 1,327,888.
Work Station NAIROBI
Date registered19-Jan-2021
Opening Date of Advert01/20/2021
Closing Date of Advert02/09/2021

- Constitutional and Statutory Requirements for Appointment:
- For appointment to the position of Chief Justice, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications set out in Article 166 (2) (a) (b)and (c) as read with Sub Article (3) (a) (b) and (c) of the Constitution, namely:
- 1. Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a Common-law jurisdiction;
- 2. (a) Have at least fifteen (15) years’ experience as a superior court judge;
- or
- (b) Have at least fifteen (15) years’ experience as a distinguished academic, judicial officer, legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field;
- or
- (c) Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs 2 (a) and (b) above for a period amounting, in the aggregate, to fifteen (15) years; and
- (d) Possess the experience required under paragraph 2 (a),(b) and (c) above as applicable, irrespective of whether that experience was gained in Kenya or in another Commonwealth Common-Law jurisdiction; and
- 3. Have a high moral character, integrity and impartiality (meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity).
- In addition, the applicants should demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment, wide breath of both legal and life experience and demonstrable commitment to public and community service.
- The appointment shall be made in accordance with Article 166 (1)(a), (2) and (3) of the 2010 Constitution and Section 30, Part V and the First Schedule of the Judicial Service Act, No. 1 of 2011.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Functions of the Chief Justice as provided for in the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, and the Judicial Service Act, No. 1 of 2011
- The Chief Justice shall be;
- 1. The Head of the Judiciary,
- 2. The President of the Supreme Court,
- 3. Chairperson of the Judicial Service Commission, and
- 4. Link between the Judiciary and the other arms of Government .
- Other responsibilities of the Chief Justice include performing functions pursuant to:
- i) Article 141 and 148,
- ii) Article 144(2) and (3),
- iii) Article 165(4),
- iv) Article 261(7),
- v) Section 15 of Advocates Act,
- vi) Sections 5, 22(1), 27(4) and 34(2)(a) of the Judicial Service Act, No. 1 of 2011 and
- vii) Discharging any other functions as required of him or her by the Constitution and any written law.
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their application by:
- 1. Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the Commission’s jobs portal: https:www.jsc.go.ke index.php careers
-. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application:
- i) A letter of Application,
- ii) A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, summarizing the applicant’s bio-data including, 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), criminal record and legal education, legal practice
- engagement for the last five (5) years, iii) Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment,
- iv) Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph,
- v) 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,
- vi) 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 JSC website – www.jsc.go.ke – Downloads.
- Public officers should attach copies of returns of declarations of income, asset and liabilities for the last three declarations. Those in private practice should attach audited accounts and tax returns for the last three (3) years.
- vii) Certified copies of testimonials, professional certificates, academic transcripts and certificate of admission to the roll of Advocates. viii) Completed Application for Employment Form – JSC 2A (for public officers) or JSC 2 (for other applicants) which can be downloaded from the JSC website – www.jsc.go.ke – Downloads.
- 2. Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Application for Employment Form including copies all attachments cited above to:
- Commission Offices: Kenya Reinsurance Plaza, Podium Floor,
- Taifa Road, Nairobi.
- 3. Shortlisted candidates will be required to carry the following documents during the interview:
- i) Valid original clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview:-
- a) Kenya Revenue Authority,
- b) Higher Education Loans Board,
- c) Law Society of Kenya,
- d) Directorate of Criminal Investigations,
- e) Advocates Complaints Commission,
- f) Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and
- g) A recognized Credit Reference Bureau.
- ii) Original testimonials, professional certificates, academic transcripts and certificate of admission to the roll of Advocates.
- 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 9TH FEBRUARY, 2021 AT 5.00 P.M.
- Only shortlisted 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
- Tel- +254 20 2739180
- Email: recruitment@jsc.go.ke
- www.jsc.go.ke