Employment in Kenya

Judicial Service Commission Career Opportunities

Judicial Service Commission Career Opportunities

Judicial Service Commission Career Opportunities

Judicial Service Commission Career Opportunities

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is a part-time constitutional commission established under Article 171 of the Constitution and its membership comprise of: The Chief Justice who is the Chairperson One Supreme Court judge; One Court of Appeal judge One High Court judge One Magistrate The Attorney General Two advocates (one woman and one man); O…

Chief Kadhi


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arbitration of disputes on inheritance, marriage & divorce among Muslim families
  • Solemnizing and registering Muslim marriages
  • Supervising pronunciation of Muslim divorces and registering them
  • Signing of affidavits, declarations and agreements
  • Translating Arabic related documents
  • Supervising the registries under him/her in consultation with the magistrate in charge; and,
  • Keeping records of all arbitration and submitting returns of registered marriages and divorces.

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

  • Have a degree in Islamic Law from a recognized university.
  • Profess the Islamic faith
  • Member of recognised Islamic Association
  • Be able to effectively communicate in English, Kiswahili & Arabic languages
  • Be of good conduct in accordance with Islamic faith
  • Proficient in computer application
  • A Course in Senior Management or its equivalent from a recognizedInstitution (an added advantage), and.
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic in Islamic law, or Islamic law practitioner or such experience in other related fields.

Core Job Competencies:

  • Management skills or 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;
  • Research and Data Management Skills;
  • Professional and Technical competence; and

The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 28TH APRIL, 2023 AT 5.00PM

Resident Magistrates- 60 Posts


Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties will include: –

  • Presiding as a Resident Magistrate in any court station in Kenya with jurisdiction as stipulated in various statutes;
  • Performing Deputy Registrars duties as stipulated in various statues;
  • Overseeing the operations of the court(s) and management of staff under his/her charge; and
  • Carrying out a wide range of administrative functions for those heading stations.
  • Any other duties assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements: Academic and Professional Qualifications:

For appointment to the position of Resident Magistrate, an applicant must be in possession of the following minimum qualifications: –

  • A Law Degree from any recognized University;
  • A Diploma from the Kenya School of Law or an exemption by the Council of Legal Education;
  • Admission to the Roll of Advocates;
  • Proficiency in computer applications;
  • Must not have any pending complaints with the Advocates Complaints Commission, the Disciplinary Committee or adverse report from current and previous employer(s);
  • Must possess the qualifications set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.


  • Three (3) years post admission experience either in private practice or other employment and a current practicing certificate


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: jobs.judiciary.go.ke.

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 information onpast, present employment or engagement with names of three (3) referees;
  • 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 one (1) recent coloured passport size photographs

Resident Magistrates Candidates Should also upload the below documents along with ones listed above:

  • Copy of admission certificate to the roll of advocates (a Must)
  • Professional and Academic certificates, academic transcripts and Testimonials:

Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates and transcripts during interviews;
Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid 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
  • Recommendation from relevant professional body, as the case may be, as being in Good Standing.
  • Law Society of Kenya (apply only for Resident Magistrates candidates)

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.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted. Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.

Interested and qualified? Go to Judicial Service Commission on www.jsc.go.ke to apply

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