Judiciary Training Institute Deputy Director (Research and Policy) Job in Kenya

Vacancies at The Judiciary Training Institute (JTI)
The Judicial Service Commission is established under Article 171 of the Constitution of Kenya and one of its core functions is to prepare programs for continuing education and training for Judges, Judicial Officers and staff. This function is exercised through the JTI.

The Commission invites applications from qualified persons for the following position in the Institute:-

Position: Deputy Director, Research and Policy (PLS 16)

Job Reference Number: JTIVno3/8/2015


Number of Posts: 1
Terms of Service: contractual terms for 3 years (Renewable) subject to satisfactory performance.
Work Station: Judiciary Training Institute


The successful candidate must have the following minimum qualifications, work experience and attributes:
  • Masters degree in Law, Legal Studies, Jurisprudence or Social Sciences;
  • Ten (10) years of experience in research especially in legal research design, policy analysis and advisory, five (5) of which must be at a senior level;
  • Advanced knowledge of legal and policy research methodologies, protocols, theories and practices and the principles and techniques of legal analysis;
  • Strong record of professional, peer-reviewed publications, as well as drafting and preparing policy memorandums and briefs;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong leadership and management skills;
  • Sound judgment and decision making abilities; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain multiple stakeholder relationships.
Duties and Responsibilities
This position will report to the Director of the Institute. 
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing improved integration of local knowledge and research-based evidence into policy-making.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Providing strategic leadership and direction within the Policy and Research Unit;
  • Formulating and directing the design of a multi-disciplinary research on frontier and emerging issues on jurisprudence and other legal, policy and judicial issues;
  • Leading the development of linkages between research and policy;
  • Contributing to the development of the Institute workplan for area or areas of policy expertise.
  • Researching, writing and developing a variety of reports and documents related to matters of jurisprudence, policy, guidance and standards, including papers for the Commission and its Committees.
  • Providing information and guidance to management on all policy and standards issues.
  • Monitoring policy, legislative and other developments relevant to judicial practice and the role of the Institute and identifying any implications for the Judiciary.
  • Leading, managing, supporting and motivating Officers within the Policy and Research Unit
  • Overseeing the day-to day work and workload of Officers within the Policy and Research Unit, and briefing the Director of the Institute on any significant issues.
  • Overseeing the implementation and use of the Institute’s Resource Center and the Judiciary’s library system;
  • Developing tools and processes to ensure high-quality research, policy advisory and capacity development;
Important Information
Interested and qualified persons for the above positions are requested to make their applications by:-

(1) Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary job portal: jobs.judiciary.go.ke 
Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:-
a) A letter of application
b) Detailed and updated curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s bio-data.
c) The applicant’s three recent coloured passport size photographs.
d) Certified copies of 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. The Forms can also be downloaded from the Judiciary’s job portal :- jobs.judiciary.go.ke
Applications for the above jobs should be submitted to:-
The Secretary
Judicial Service Commission
P.O. Box 30041 – 00100 Nairobi
Commission Secretariat: Mayfair Centre,
Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill, Nairobi, 5th Floor
E-mail: jscsecretariat@judiciary.go.ke

So as to reach the Commission not later than 26th February, 2016 at 5.00 P.M.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Applicants from the minority and special interest groups are encouraged to apply.
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.

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