• Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND , Diploma
  • Experience3 – 9 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldLaw / Legal 

Job Reference Number: V/No4 /2022

Job Purpose:

  • The job holder will be responsible for conducting research, ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, preparation of litigation documents and legal contracts.
  • Reporting Responsibility
  • The Job holder will be responsible to the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary
  • Area of Deployment: Office of the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
The Officer will be responsible for:

  • Conducting research on relevant laws and putting in place measures to implement policy decisions of the Judiciary;
  • Ensuring that the Judiciary complies with all applicable laws, regulations and procedures and continually update the Chief Registrar on any change of law;
  • Providing legal support to all the units under the office of the Chief Registrar;
  • Reviewing of legal documents to ensure that they comply with the law;
  • Undertake litigation in court cases for and against the Office of the Chief Registrar and the Judiciary;
  • Representing the Judiciary in Arbitral proceedings in matters where the Judiciary is a party;
  • Liaise with the Office of the Attorney General and External Advocates in matters where they are representing the Judiciary;
  • Undertake and oversee the preparation of conveyancing documents and processes for the Judiciary;
  • Preparing and reviewing of legal contracts.

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

  • A Bachelors’ degree in Law or its equivalent from a recognized institution;
  • A Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Kenya School of Law;
  • Admission as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;
  • Membership in good standing of Kenya Law Society of Kenya or any other recognized professional body;
  • A Senior Management Course or its equivalent from a recognized Institution;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 9 years’ relevant experience in a Legal Environment;
  • At least 3 years in Middle Management Level;
  • Prior experience working on legal matters including but not limited to litigation, legal drafting, legal research and analysis and conveyancing shall be an added advantage

Core Job Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Leadership & Good interpersonal skills;
  • Professional and Technical competence;
  • Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;
  • Analytical & Negotiation Skills; and
  • Organizational, planning skills and Results–oriented

Method of Application

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: –

  • Filling an Online Application Employment Form available at the Judiciary jobs portal:
  • Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application: –
  • A copy of National Identity Card
  • 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;
  • Copy of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents
  • Certified copies of admission certificate to the roll of advocates, testimonials, professional certificates and academic transcripts
  • Applicable only to applicants in the legal field)
  • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs

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

  1. Kenya Revenue Authority
  2. Higher Education Loans Board
  3. Directorate of Criminal Investigation
  4. Ethics and Anti–Corruption Commission
  5. A recognized Credit Reference Bureau
  6. Recommendation from the relevant Professional Body, as the case may be, as being in Good Standing
  7. Advocates Complaints Commission
  8. Law Society of Kenya

Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application as the same will be verified by relevant bodies.

The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 11TH MARCH, 2022 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 the widest range of eligible candidates.

Interested and qualified? Go to Judicial Service Commission on to apply

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