Director, Legal Services

Judicial Service Commission (JSC)

Job Summary

The JSC invites applications from qualified persons for the above position.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 15 years

Job Description

The Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is an independent Commission established under Article 171 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 to promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the Judiciary and the efficient, effective and transparent administration of justice.

-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:
- i. Strategic Leadership & Good Interpersonal Skills;
ii. Excellent Communication skills - Verbal and Written;
iii. Analytical & Negotiation Skills;
iv. Organizational and planning skills;
 v. Confidentiality, High Integrity, attention to details and accuracy;
vi. Rational Decision Making Skills;
vii. Time Management and the ability to prioritize work; and
viii. Research and Data Management Skills
Interested and qualified persons are asked to visit our jobs portal: for detailed job description, requirements for appointment and instructions on how to apply. All applications should reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 28TH OCTOBER, 2020 AT 5.00 P.M.

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.

P.O. BOX 40048 - 00100 NAIROBI
Telephone: +254 20-2739180
Commission Secretariat: Reinsurance Plaza,
Podium Floor, Taifa Road, Nairobi.

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