The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) – Director, Legal Services.

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V/No. 5/2020

Terms of service: Three (3) year contract-renewable subject to satisfactory performance


-i. A Master’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualifications from a recognized Institution;

– ii. A Bachelor’s degree in Law or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;

– iii. A Post Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law;

– iv. Advocate of the High Court of Kenya;

– v. Membership to relevant professional body with Good Standing;

– vi. A Course in Strategic Leadership and Development or its equivalent;

– vii. Proficiency in Computer Applications; and

– viii. Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution

Duties and Responsibilities

-i. Managing and coordinating the activities of the Directorate of Legal Services;

– ii. Conducting research on relevant laws and preparing measures to implement policy decisions of the Commission;

– iii. Ensuring that the Commission complies with all applicable laws, regulations and laid down procedures;

– iv. Continuously update the Commission on any changes in the law;

– v. Reviewing draft policies of the Commission to ensure that they are in compliance with the law;

– vi. Undertaking internal legal compliance audits and ensuring recommendations are disseminated and implemented;

– vii. Representing the Commission on legal cases instituted by or against the Commission;

– viii. Preparing litigation documents; pleadings, notices, affidavits and correspondence;

– ix. Liaising with Commission Counsel and attending Court;

– x. Conducting investigations on complaints, disciplinary cases and other matters requiring investigations;

– xi. Gathering information and preparing intelligence reports;

– xii. Processing of complaints petitions received by the Commission;

– xiii. Maintaining proper and up-to-date data on complaints filed and processed;

– xiv. Managing the Complaints Management Information System; and

– xv. Developing and implementing stakeholder engagement strategies to sustain valuable stakeholder relationships

-Work Experience:

– For appointment to this position, the applicant must have: –

– i. Minimum fifteen (15) Years relevant work experience in a Legal Environment;

– ii. At least five (5) Years at Senior Management Level;

– iii. Prior experience working on legal matters including but not limited to judicial reforms, legislative drafting, Investigations and Complaints Management, legal research and analysis shall be added advantage.

– Core Job Competencies:

  • Strategic Leadership & Good Interpersonal Skills;
  • Excellent Communication skills – Verbal and Written;
  • Analytical & Negotiation Skills;
  • Organizational and planning skills;
  • Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;
  • Rational Decision Making Skills;
  • Time Management and the ability to prioritize work; and
  • Research and Data Management Skills

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Closing Date 10/28/2020




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