Secretary and Member of The Political Parties Disputes Tribunal Jobs in Kenya

The Political Parties Dispute Tribunal is established under the Political Parties Act, No.11 of 2011 and its jurisdiction is to determine; disputes between members of a political party; disputes between a member of a political party and a political party; disputes between political parties; disputes between an independent candidate and a political party; disputes between coalition partners; and appeals from decisions of the Registrar under the Political Parties Act 2011.

Pursuant to Section 39 (2)(b) and 43 of the Political Parties Act, No.11 of 2011, the Judicial Service Commission of Kenya invites applications from qualified persons for the following positions:-

Secretary for the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal.

Ref: V/No. 5/2012
Vacancy: 1 post
Terms of Service: Contract
Period of Service: Five (5) years

The Judicial Service Commission is mandated to appoint the Secretary and such other staff of the Tribunal necessary for the proper functioning of the Tribunal. 
The Secretary shall ensure effective and efficient operations of the Tribunal and be accountable to the members of the Tribunal in developing and implementing plans, activities, policies, decisions, programmes and accountability mechanism.

Functions and responsibilities
  • Coordinate and manage the day to day affairs of the Tribunal;
  • Drive the Tribunal’s vision and mission through the implementation of its Programmes and Plans;
  • Mobilize and manage the resources of the Tribunal to achieve its core mandate;
  • Prepare the Tribunal’s Annual Plans and Estimates;
  • Oversee financial and administrative management of the Tribunal;
  • Ensure financial reporting & accountability in accordance with the law, GoK procedures and guidelines of the Judiciary; and
  • Provide requisite leadership to ensure the Tribunal attains a high level of competitiveness and ethical standards in its entire programmes.
The Secretary shall hold office for a term of five (5) years.

Requirements for appointment:
  • Be a citizen of the Republic of Kenya;
  • Hold a degree in Law, Management, Administration or other Social Sciences, from a university recognized in Kenya;
  • Have at least ten (10) years proven experience at management level; and
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
Member of the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal

Ref: V/No. 6/2012
Vacancy: 2 posts
Terms of Service: Contract
Period of Service: Six years (non-renewable/part time)

The Judicial Service Commission is mandated to appoint the Members of the Tribunal necessary for the proper functioning of the Tribunal. 
The Member shall hold office for a non-renewable term of six years and shall serve on a part-time basis. 
The Member shall not be a member of the Public Service and not be an active participant in the activities of a Political Party.

Specifically, the responsibilities will be to:
  • Drive the Tribunal’s vision and mission through the implementation of its Programmes and Plans;
  • Mobilize and manage the resources of the Tribunal to achieve its core mandate;
  • Provide requisite leadership to ensure the Tribunal attains a high level of competitiveness and ethical standards in its entire programmes.
  • Preside over all the proceedings where he/she is present in person with unlimited geographical and pecuniary jurisdiction on matters of disputes;
  • Participate in hearing and determination of all disputes which come before the full bench;
  • Enter judgments in default of appearance;
  • Determine and pronounce upon any point of law arising in the course of proceedings before the Tribunal;
  • Approve, sign, issue and certify orders, decrees and certificates of costs, copies of proceedings and warrants of attachments for execution of Court decrees and orders; and
  • Write and pronounce awards, judgments, orders, rulings and decrees issued by the Tribunal.
Requirements for appointment:
  • Be a citizen of the Republic of Kenya;
  • Hold a degree in Law, Management, Administration or other Social Sciences, from a University recognized in Kenya;
  • Have at least ten (10) years experience at Management level; and
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:-
  • Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary website: www.judiciary.go.ke/jobs or clicking the vacancies link on the website. Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:-
  1. A letter of application.
  2. Declaration of income and liabilities as at the time of making the application, using the prescribed forms (The Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities Form JSC 2b can be downloaded from the Judiciary website – www.judiciary.go.ke) .
  3. Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae with telephone, e-mail and other contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the applicant’s previous work experience.
  4. Certified copies of certificates, testimonials and professional certificates and academic transcripts.
  • Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form including all the attachments cited above.
To:
The Secretary
Judicial Service Commission
P. O. BOX 30041 – 00100 NAIROBI, E-mail: jscsecretariat@judiciary.go.ke
Commission Secretariat: Mayfair Centre, Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, 5th Floor

So as to reach the Commission not later than 20th august, 2012 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 and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.

The Secretary,
Judicial Service Commission.


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