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Deputy Director, Public Affairs and Corporate Communication

JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: V/No.10/2023

Job Purpose:

  • The job holder will be responsible for spearheading the formulation,implementation and review of Judiciary’s communications policies and strategies.

Reporting Responsibilities

  • The job holder is responsible to Chief Registrar of the Judiciary.

Area of Deployment:

  • The Job holder will be deployed to the Directorate Public Affairs and Corporate Communication.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Spearheading formulation, implementation and review of Judiciary’s communications policies and strategies; 
  • Spearheading and advising on communication in the Judiciary; 
  • Ensuring effective and efficient crisis communication management; 
  • Promoting public engagement; 
  • Managing corporate information gateways; 
  • Spearheading branding and production of promotional materials; 
  • Overseeing the development and implementation of strategies; 
  • Coordinating preparation of timely media supplements, appearances, documentaries, press releases and features; 
  • Managing the Judiciary’s digital platforms; 
  • Overseeing branding and publicity of the Judiciary for events; 
  • Spearheading the development and implementation of initiatives to promote Judiciary’s corporate image; 
  • Facilitating promotion of public awareness of Judiciary’s programs and processes; 
  • Coordinating development and dissemination of Information, Education and Communication materials; 
  • Facilitating research on public opinion towards the Judiciary; 
  • Overseeing Management of Judiciary Call Centers and Customer Care desks; 
  • Overseeing the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database/register; 
  • Undertaking, implementing, monitoring and reviewing the directorate annual budgetary allocations; and 
  • Overseeing Performance Management, mentoring, guidance and counseling of staff.

Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications 
For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any of the following: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Social Sciences, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized university/institution; 
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations, Corporate Communication, Social Sciences, or any other approved equivalent qualifications from a recognized university/institution; 
  • Membership of Public Relations Society of Kenya or any other relevant professional body; 
  • A course in Strategic Leadership Development or its equivalent from a recognized institution; 
  • Proficiency in computer applications; and
  • Meet the Requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Experience: 

  • Minimum Fifteen (15) years relevant work-experience with at least five (5) years in Middle Level Management.

Job Core Competencies:

  • Strategic Leadership & Good Interpersonal Skills; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Analytical & Negotiation Skills; 
  • Organizational and planning skills; 
  • Confidentiality and Integrity; 
  • Attention to details and accuracy; 
  • Rational Decision-Making Skills; 
  • Time Management and the ability to prioritize work; and 
  • Research and Data Management Skills.

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-

  • A letter of application;
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
  • Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
  • Copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph. 
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TERMS OF SERVICE: Five (5) year contract

Deputy Director, Human Resource Management

Job Reference Number : V/No.11/2023

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating the development and implementation of Human Resource Management policies, procedures, standards, strategies, guidelines and programs; 
  • Overseeing the strategic, operational and administrative functions of the department; 
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of human resource plans and succession management; 
  • Facilitating the development, management and reviewing of Judiciary terms and conditions of service;
  • Preparing and implementing change management strategies; 
  • Coordinating development and implementation of employee welfare and incentive schemes;
  • Managing employee relations and staff values and conduct;
  • Facilitating preparation and submission of Human Resource management and statutory reports;
  • Coordinating maintenance and safe custody of Human Resource Management and Development records and Human Resource Information Systems;
  • Facilitating the Human Resource Management and Development Committees to effectively discharge the Human Resource function under delegated authority by Judicial Service Commission;
  • Implementing, monitoring and reviewing the directorate’s personnel emoluments annual budgetary allocations; and
  • Facilitating Performance Management, mentoring, guidance and counselling of staff.

Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications 
For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Personnel Management, Business Administration, Industrial Relations or equivalent and relevant qualification from a recognized institution; 

OR

  1. Bachelor degree in Social Sciences with a Diploma in Human Resource Management:
  2. Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, Personnel Management, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution;
  3. Membership to Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) or any other recognized professional body in good standing.
  4. A Course in Strategic Leadership Development or its equivalent from a recognized institution; 
  5. Proficiency in computer applications; and 
  6. Meet the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution. 

Experience: 

  • Minimum twelve (12) years relevant work-experience with at least six (6) years in Middle Level Management.

Job Core Competencies:

  • Strategic Leadership and Good Interpersonal Skills;
  • Excellent written and Oral Communication Skills;
  • Analytical and Negotiation Skills;
  • Organizational and Planning Skills;
  • Confidentiality and Integrity;
  • Attention to details and accuracy;
  • Decision Making Skills;
  • Time Management and the ability to prioritize work; and
  • Research and Data Management Skills.

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-

  • A letter of application;
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
  • Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
  • Copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph. 

TERMS OF SERVICE: Five (5) year contract

Deputy Director, Information and Records Management

JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: V/No.12/2023

Job Purpose:

  • The job holder will be responsible for overseeing and managing Library, Museum and Records services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing development and implementation of Information, Museum and Records Management policies and strategies; 
  • Coordinating development of repositories and Knowledge Management; 
  • Coordinating the management of Library and Records Management Systems; 
  • Overseeing Library, Museum and Records Management operations; 
  • Spearheading acquisition and cataloguing of museum Collections; 
  • Overseeing custody of the information materials, records and museum collections; 
  • Developing standards for management of information resources, records and museum services; 
  • Overseeing the development of Library users training programmes; 
  • Coordinating with relevant Government agencies on appraisal and disposal of records; 
  • Coordinating the preparation of records for disposal in accordance with statutory rules and regulations; 
  • Ensuring safe custody of the information and records; 
  • Ensuring the development of educational and public outreach programmes; 
  • Advising on appropriate information, records and museums management practices; 
  • Overseeing implementation of Library, Records Information Management Systems; 
  • Preparing and submitting periodic management reports; 
  • Overseeing the implementation, monitoring and review the unit’s annual budgetary allocations; and 
  • Overseeing Performance Management, mentoring, guidance and counselling of staff.

Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications 
For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  • Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Records Management, Information Science, Library Science and Knowledge Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; 
  • Master’s degree in any of the following disciplines: – Library Sciences, Records Management, Information Science, Knowledge Management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution/Membership to a relevant professional body; 
  • A Course in Strategic Leadership Development from a recognized institution; 
  • Proficiency in Computer Applications; and 
  • Meet the Requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Experience: 

  • Minimum twelve (12) years relevant work-experience with at least six (6) years in Middle Level Management.

Job Core Competencies:

  • Strategic Leadership & Good Interpersonal Skills; 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; 
  • Analytical & Negotiation Skills; 
  • Organizational and planning skills; 
  • Confidentiality, Integrity; 
  • Attention to details and accuracy; 
  • Rational Decision-Making Skills; 
  • Time Management and the ability to prioritize work; and 
  • Research and Data Management Skills

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-

  • A letter of application;
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
  • Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
  • Copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph. 

TERMS OF SERVICE: Five (5) Years Contract

Chairperson, Financial Centre Tribunal (Re-advertisement)

JOB REFERENCE NUMBER: V/No.13/2023

Duties and Responsibilities
The chairperson shall discharge the following duties: –

  • Presiding over all proceedings where he/she is present in person;
  • Constituting such panels or panels of the Tribunal as may be necessary for the fair and expeditious disposal of the business of the Tribunal;
  • Assigning the business of the Tribunal to the members;
  • Carrying out inquiries into the disputes lodged including summoning witnesses, taking evidence and calling for production of records and other documents;
  • Recording proceedings in a clear and accurate manner;
  • Writing and pronouncing awards, judgments, orders, rulings and decrees issued by the Tribunal.
  • Making rules of the tribunal with respect to the filing, hearing and disposal of disputes and other matters before the Tribunal; 
  • Providing requisite leadership to ensure the Tribunal attains a high level of competitiveness and ethical standards;
  • Driving the Tribunals vision and mission through the implementation of its Programmes and plans;
  • Undertaking any other duty assigned for the benefit of the Tribunal

Qualifications

  • For appointment to the position of Chairperson of the Financial Centre Tribunal, an applicant must be in possession of the qualifications provided under section 35 & 36 of the Nairobi International Financial Centre Act 25 of 2017.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field;
  • Ten (10) years’ experience in adjudicating financial services and regulatory disputes;
  • Membership of a relevant professional body in good standing;
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and integrity. 

Experience

  • Have at least ten (10) years’ experiences in adjudicating financial services and regulatory disputes.

Job Competencies

  • Professional Competence;
  • Excellent Administrative and Management Skills;
  • Excellent Communication Skills;
  • Good Temperament and Interpersonal Skills;
  • Good Judgmental Skills; and
  • Commitment to Public and Community Life

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-

  • A letter of application;
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
  • 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.
  • Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
  • Copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
  • Applicant’s recent passport size photograph;
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interview

Part-time; three (3) years renewable once

Member, National Environment Tribunal (Re-advertisement)

Job Reference Number : V/No.14/2023

Duties and Responsibilities
A member of a tribunal shall discharge the following duties: –

  • Participate in hearing and determination of all disputes which come before the full bench;’
  • Recording proceedings in a clear and accurate manner;
  • Approving, sign, issue and certify orders, decrees and certificates of costs and copies of proceedings;
  • Writing awards, judgments, orders, rulings and decrees issued by the Tribunal;
  • Support implementation of the Tribunals’ plans and programmes to achieve the Tribunals vision and mission.
  • Provide requisite professional and technical support to ensure the Tribunal attains a high level of competitiveness and ethical standards in its entire programmes.
  • Undertaking any other duty assigned for the benefit of the Tribunal

Qualifications

  • For appointment to the position of Member of National Environment Tribunal, an applicant must be in possession of the qualifications provided under section 125 (1) (a) of the Environmental Management and Coordination Act of 1999.
  • Be a person qualified for appointment as a Judge of the Environment and Land Court of Kenya;
  • 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 commonlaw jurisdiction.
  • Have at least ten (10) years’ experiences as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate irrespective of whether that experience was gained in Kenya or in another commonwealth commonlaw jurisdiction; or
  • Have at least ten (10) years’ experiences as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner with knowledge and experience in matters relating to environment and land or such experience in other relevant legal field irrespective of whether that experience was gained in Kenya or in another commonwealth common-law jurisdiction; or
  • Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (ii) and (iii) for a period amounting, in aggregate, to ten (10) years.
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.
  • Be a member of a relevant professional body in good standing;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.

Experience

  • Have at least ten (10) years’ experiences in legal practice or such experience in other relevant field.

Job Competencies

  • Professional Competence;
  • Excellent Administrative and Management Skills;
  • Excellent Communication Skills;
  • Good Temperament and Interpersonal Skills;
  • Good Judgmental Skills; and
  • Commitment to Public and Community Life

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-

  • A letter of application;
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
  • 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.
  • Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
  • Copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
  • Applicant’s recent passport size photograph;
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interview

Terms of Service : Part-time; 3 years contract

Senior Law Clerk (SLC)

Job Reference Number : V/NO.15/2023

Job Purpose: 

  • The Senior Law Clerk is responsible for carrying out Legal Research work for a Judge performing Judicial Functions 

Reporting Responsibilities: 

  • The job holder is responsible to a designated Honourable Judge 

Area of Deployment: 

  • Supreme Court.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyzing pleadings and appreciating their tenor and effect; 
  • Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts; 
  • Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Courts; 
  • Collecting and collating all relevant authorities emanating from counsel and, any other relevant material; 
  • Conducting extensive legal research and writing for the respective Judges and Judicial officers; 
  • Drafting bench memoranda and well-researched opinions on various legal and factual issues; and 
  • Preparing pre-trial and post-trial media summaries. 

Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications 
For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  • A Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree or its equivalent from a recognized University
  • A Post graduate Diploma in Law 
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate; 
  • Membership to Law Society of Kenya 
  • Proficiency in Computer applications 

Experience: 

  • Served as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at-least nine (9) years standing or nine (9) years of extensive legal research in a relevant legal field.

Job Core Competencies: 

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills 
  • Excellent Conceptual & Analytical Skills 
  • Interpersonal Skills 
  • Report Writing Skills 
  • Research Skills 
  • High attention to detail 
  • Sound independent judgement

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application: –

  • A letter of application; 
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any), community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity (if any), past and present and legal professional engagement; 
  • Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment about the applicant’s past and present employment or engagement; 
  • Copies of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts; 
  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph; and 
  • 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.

Three (3) year Contract renewable

Law Clerk (LC)

Job Reference Number : V/NO.16/2023

Job Purpose: 

  • The Law Clerk is responsible for carrying out Legal Research work for a Judge performing Judicial Functions.

Reporting Responsibilities: 

  • The job holder is responsible to a designated Honourable Judge. 

Area of Deployment: 

  • Supreme Court.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyzing pleadings and appreciating their tenor and effect; 
  • Examining the detailed content of the facts and decisions of the Courts; 
  • Taking stock of the full tenor and effect of the submissions made in the Courts; 
  • Collecting and collating all relevant authorities emanating from counsel and, any other relevant material; 
  • Conducting extensive legal research and writing for the respective Judges and Judicial officers; 
  • Drafting bench memoranda and well-researched opinions on various legal and factual issues; and 
  • Preparing pre-trial and post-trial media summaries. 

Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications 
For appointment to this grade, the applicant must have: –

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from a recognized University; 
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Law; 
  • Be an Advocate of the High Court with a current practicing certificate;
  • Membership to Law Society of Kenya; 
  • A Senior Management Course or its equivalent will be added advantage; 
  • Proficiency in Computer applications;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution. 

Experience: 

  • Served as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at-least six (6) years standing or six (6) years of extensive legal research in a relevant legal field. 

Job Core Competencies: 

  • Oral & Written Communication Skills 
  • Excellent Conceptual & Analytical Skills 
  • Interpersonal Skills 
  • Report Writing Skills 
  • Research Skills 
  • High attention to detail 
  • Sound independent judgement 

Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application: –

  • A letter of application; 
  • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any), community service, financial discipline, pro bono activity (if any), past and present and legal professional engagement; 
  • Names of three (3) professional references and two (2) character references who can verify and comment about the applicant’s past and present employment or engagement; 
  • Copies of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts; 
  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photograph; and 
  • 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.

Three (3) year Contract renewable

Method of Application

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: – Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal: www.jsc.go.ke/careers.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid copies of clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview: –

  • Kenya Revenue Authority
  • Higher Education Loans Board
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
  • A recognized Credit Reference Bureau; and
  • Clearance from relevant professional body. 

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 application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 20TH JULY 2023 AT 5.00PM
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification

Interested and qualified? APPLY HERE

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