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Republic of Kenya - The Judiciary: Judicial Service Commission Kadhi Jobs in Kenya

Our Mission “To Provide an independent, accessible, responsive forum for the just resolution of disputes in order to preserve the rule of law and to protect all rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of Kenya”.

Vacancies Ref:
 EST. 32

The Judicial Service Commission wishes to fill the positions shown below:

1. Position:
 Chief Kadhi 
(1 Post)
V/No.
 9/2010

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and

Pensionable

Salary Scale: M6: Kshs.77,527x3,877 – 81,404x4,274 – 85,474x4,274 – 89,748x4,487 – 94,235x4,712 – 98,947x4,947 – 103,894 per month

Station:
 Mombasa

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the highest grade in the Kadhi’s cadre.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:

  • Supervision of all the Kadhi’s Courts;
  • Sitting as an assessor during appeals from Kadhis courts;
  • Arbitration of disputes on inheritance, marriages and divorce in Muslim families;
  • Translating Arabic related documents;
  • Supervising, guiding and developing staff;
  • Performing such other judicial functions as provided by law;
  • Submitting regular reports to the Chief Justice concerning the Kadhi’s Courts in general;
  • Submission of regular reports to Attorney-General on registration of Muslim marriages and divorces; and
  • Attending to matters of the sighting of the moon.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • Served as a Kadhi I or in a comparable position in the Public Sector or other sectors for a minimum period of three (3) years;
  • A first degree in Islamic Law or its equivalent from a recognized university/institution;
  • A Masters Degree in a relevant discipline from a recognized university will be an additional advantage.
  • Demonstrated managerial and professional competence in work performance at that level;
  • Good conduct in accordance with the Islamic faith; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
2. Position: Kadhi I 
(2 Posts)
V/No.
 10/2010

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Salary Scale:
 M2: Kshs.30,472X1,524 – 31,996x1,599 – 33,595x1,680 – 35,275x1,764 – 37,039x1,852 -38,891x1,944 - 40,835 per month

Station:
 Various Courts

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities at this level will include:-
  • Arbitration of disputes on inheritance, marriage and divorce in Muslim families;
  • Solemnizing and Registering Muslim marriages;
  • Pronunciation and registration of Muslim divorces;
  • Signing of affidavits, declarations and agreements;
  • Translating Arabic related documents;
  • Keeping records of all arbitrations and submitting returns of registered marriages and divorces to the Chief Kadhi; and
  • Supervising registries under him in consultation with the Magistrate in charge.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • Served for a minimum period of three (3) years at the level of Kadhi II;
  • A degree in Islamic Law from a recognized university/institution;
  • Demonstrated managerial and professional competence in work performance and results;
  • Be of good conduct according to Islamic faith; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
3. Position: Kadhi II 
(2 Posts)
V/No.
 11/2010

Terms of Service:
 Permanent and Pensionable

Salary Scale:
 M1: Kshs.24,622x1,233 – 25,895x1,285 – 27,180x1,340 – 28,520x1,398 – 29,918 per month

Station:
 Various Courts

Duties and Responsibilities

This is the entry grade for the Kadhi’s cadre.

Duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:-
  • Arbitration of disputes on inheritance, marriage and divorce in 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 in consultation with the Magistrate in-charge; and
  • Keeping records of all arbitrations and submitting returns of registered marriages and divorces to the Chief Kadhi.
Requirements for Appointment

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A degree in Islamic Law or its equivalent from a recognized University/Institution;
  • Profess the Islamic faith;
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, Kiswahili and Arabic;
  • Good conduct in accordance with the Islamic faith; and
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to complete JSC 2 forms in triplicate.

Serving officers should complete JSC 2A forms in triplicate, forwarding the original through their heads of department, while the duplicate and triplicate copies should be forwarded by the applicant directly.

The forms are available free of charge at the Registrar’s Office, Chamber No. 10 and the Human Resource Management Division located at the 2nd floor of the High Court Building, Nairobi.

The forms may also be downloaded from our websitewww.judiciary.go.ke

The completed application forms should be sent to:

The Secretary,
Judicial Service Commission,
P.O. Box 30041 - 00100
Nairobi.

So as to reach the addressee on or before 16th April, 2010.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

(Any form of canvassing or seeking serving Judiciary employees to be referees shall result in automatic disqualification.)

L.A. Achode (Mrs.)
Secretary
Judicial Service Commission

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