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Position Chairperson, National Environment Tribunal
Job Reference NumberV/No.2/2018
Number of Posts 1
Terms of Service Three (3) years contract
Work Station --
Date registered06-Feb-2018
Opening Date of Advert6-Feb-2018
Closing Date of Advert26-Feb-2018

-For appointment to this position, an applicant must be in possession of the following qualifications:-
- 1. hold a law degree from a recognized university, or are advocates of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction;
- 2. at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate; or
- 3. at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
- 4. held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) for a period amounting, in aggregate, to ten (10) years:
- 5. 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.
- • Knowledge and experience in environmental matters will be an added advantage.
Duties and Responsibilities
-The Chairperson of the National Environment Tribunal shall be responsible for:-
- 1. presiding over all proceedings where he
-she is present in person;
- 2. participating in hearing and determination of all appeals which come before the Tribunal;
- 3. carrying out inquiry into the appeals lodged including summoning witnesses, taking evidence and calling for production of books and other documents;
- 4. making finding thereupon and notifying parties concerned of the awards, judgments, orders, rulings and decrees issued by the Tribunal;
- 5. making rules of the Tribunal with respect to the filing, hearing and disposal of appeals and other matters before the tribunal; and
- 6. providing requisite leadership to ensure the Tribunal attains a high level of competiveness and ethical standards in its entire programmes.
- 7. Giving NEMA directions on complex matters
- 8. Raising awareness of its existence, functions and related legal requirements
Important Information
-Interested and qualified persons are invited to make their application by:
- 1. Filling an Online Application for employment Form Available at the Jobs Portal: jobs.judiciary.go.ke. or Clicking the vacancies link on the website. Applicants MUST Upload soft copies of the following documents
- a) Application Letter
- b) Detailed curriculum vitae with three (3) Professional Referee and two (2) character references who can verify and comment on the applicant’s past and present employment.
- c) One (1) Colored passport photograph
- d) Declaration of income and liabilities as at the time of making the application, using the prescribed forms JSC 2b (The declaration of Income, Asset and Liabilities Form) which can be downloaded from the Judicial Service Commission Website- (www.judicialservicecommission.go.ke or www.judiciary.go.ke). For those who are in Public Service employment, attach copies of the returns declaration of income and liabilities for the last three (3) financial years and those in private Sector attach income tax returns , for the last 3 financial years.
- e) Certified Copies of academic and professional certificates and testimonials
- f) Five (5) sample of any writings by applicant, including but not limited to judgments, advocacy submissions in court, scholarly writing s or any legal publications that the applicant has authored.
- g) Applicants MUST also submit copies of VALID Clearance certificates from the following bodies
- i. Higher Education Loans Board
- ii. Kenya Revenue authority
- iii. Ethics and Anti –Corruption Commission
- iv. Directorate of Criminal Investigation
- v. A recognized Credit Reference Bureau
- Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard Copy of the Completed Employment Form JSC 2 (available on the Website www.judiciary.go.ke under other downloads) and attaching all the attachments cited above.
- All applications MUST be received on or before 26TH FEBRUARY, 2018 at 5.00pm
- 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 widest range of eligible candidates
- P.O. Box 40048-00100 Nairobi
- Tel- +254 20 2739180
- recruitment@jsc.go.ke
- Commission Secretariat: Kenya Reinsurance Plaza, Podium Floor Taifa Road
- www.judicialservicecommission.go.ke