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Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board

Vacancies in the Judges and Magistrate Vetting Board

The Judges and Magistrate vetting Board was established pursuant to section 23 of the sixth schedule to the Constitution and the vetting of Judges and Magistrates Act 2011.

The objective of the board is to vet the suitability of all the Judges and Magistrates who were in office on the effective date to continue to serve in accordance with the values and principles set out in Article 10 and 159 of the constitution. It shall operate for one year from the date of operationalization.

The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board seeks to recruit officers for one (1) year non renewable contract, to fill the following positions and a competitive salary will be offered to successful applicants:-

1. Senior Hansard Editor

Three (3) posts


Station: - Nairobi

Term:- Contract (One Year – non renewable)

Job Description

An officer at this level will be responsible for editing transcribed records from the processing of Boards, sitting and hearings drawn from audit tapes to word processed manuscript; preparing accurate edited drafts and ensuring that the edited documents are in tandem with first drafts transcripts; maintaining consistent and accurate Hansards format in accordance with Hansard style guide and other reference manuals; establishing and maintaining accurate indexing in the final transcripts and reports; preparation of and maintenance of database for the production of the official reports and PDF file.

Job Specification


For appointment to this position, a candidate must:

  • have a Bachelor degree in secretarial services/ICT or any other discipline related to Hansard services; OR
  • have a diploma /Higher diploma in secretarial studies from the Kenya National Examination Council or any other discipline related to Hansard services or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • be trained in Hansard services;
  • have excellent writing, typing skills and editorial skills and adequate knowledge of the Hansard style guide;
  • be fluent in English and Kiswahili and able to communicate and type in both language;
  • have five (5) years experience in Hanzard work;
  • have technical knowledge of the English language and ability to correctly interpret messages;
  • have knowledge of threatening and formatting techniques to first draft transcript; and be a creative, result oriented team player.
2. Senior Public Communication Officer 

1 Post


Station : - Nairobi

Term: - Contract (One Year – non renewable)

Job Description

An officer at this level will be responsible for a wide range of media issues which entails; preparing and organizing forums where Boards policies, programmes and projects can be propagated and promoted; reading articles in the media pertaining to the Board and making appropriate recommendation; and preparing media supplements and documentaries, press releases/media features.

Job Specification

For appointment to this position a candidate must:
  • Have served in the field of Corporate communication for at least seven (7) years; three (3) which must be at a senior management level;
  • Have a Bachelors degree in Journalism or Mass Communication from a recognized Institution, or a bachelor of Arts Degree and a Diploma in Mass Communication/Journalism from a recognized University;
  • Have a Post graduate Diploma /or Masters degree in any of the following disciplines; Mass Communication, Communication Studies, Information Sciences, Public Relations, International Relations, Journalism; or any other equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Be proficient in Computer Applications;
  • Not been involved in active participation in affairs of any political party.
3. Senior Records Management Officer 

One (1) Post


Station: Nairobi

Term: Contract (One Year – non renewable)

Job Description

An officer of this level will be in charge of Registry service where duties and responsibilities will entail; ensuring that file covers are well maintained; documents are carefully handled; pending correspondence and bring ups are checked and appropriate action taken; mails are received, sorted, opened and dispatched and related registers are maintained.

In addition, the officer will initiate appraisal and disposal of files/documents in liaison with National Archives and Documentation Services; and ensure security of information, documents, files and office equipment.

Job Specification

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • A bachelors degree in record management or its equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution;
  • Demonstrated outstanding professional competence in records management work as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • be computer literate
4. Internal Auditor 

One (1) Post


Station: Nairobi

Term: Contract (One Year – non renewable)

Job Description


An officer at this level will be responsible for all audit matters in the Board.

Specific duties and responsibilities involve; drawing up audit programmes and issuing audit report queries and observation; undertaking independent reviews of internal control systems; risk management mechanisms and monitoring implementation, supporting other Departments in adhering to the audit control; and any other duty that may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

Job Specification

For appointment to this position a candidate must:
  • have a Bachelors degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) and passed part III of the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (CPA (K) examination or its approved equivalent qualification;
  • have served in the field of Accounts/Audit for at least seven (7) years in the public or Private Sector;
  • be proficient in accounts based computer applications;
  • be familiar with accounts principles and procedure in the Public Sector;
  • have demonstrated professional competence in Audit work as reflected in work performance and results; and
  • have not been involved ; in active participation in affairs of any political party or other organizations whether registered or unregistered but propagate partisan views with respect to the work of the Board.
5. Senior Supply Chain Management Officer 

One (1) post


Station: Nairobi

Term: Contract (One Year – non renewable)

Job Description

An officer of this level will be responsible for procurement of goods and services through the development and implementation of procurement plans and the management of supplier relationship.

Specifically, the duties and responsibilities will entail:developing, implementing and reviewing procurement plans; ensuring adequate budgeting and logistical support for supply and delivery of goods and services are in place; advising on relevant procurement policies and regulations; developing procurement budgets; administering procurement processes; forecast procurement needs for the board; and ensuring compliance with rules and regulations as stipulated in the Procurement Act of 2005.

Job Specification

For appointment to this position a candidate must:
  • have served for a minimum period of ten (10) years in procurement in a large organization, three(3) of which must have been at a senior level in the Public Service/Private sector;
  • Be possession of bachelors degree in any of the following: Commerce/Business Administration, Economics, Procurement/and Supplies management, Marketing with a post qualification in procurement/supply chain from recognized Institution;
  • Have demonstrated outstanding professional competence in supply chain management work;
  • Have undertaken a management course ;
  • Be of Integrity with good interpersonal and communication skills; and
  • Be a re a result oriented team player.
6. Hansard Transcriber 

Six (6) posts


Station: Nairobi

Term: Contract (One Year – non renewable)

Job Description

An officer at this level will be responsible to the Senior Hansard Officer. Specific duties and responsibilities at this level will entail: recording proceedings of Board’s meetings and hearings and accurately transcribing audio from tapes or word processor for onward transmission of first draft to the Hansard Editor; applying indexing to final report: preparing and maintaining database for the production of the official reports and PDF files; keeping the Senior Hansard Officer informed of matters that may affect the effective service of Hansard.

Job Specification

For appointment to this position, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelor degree in Secretarial Services/ICT or any other discipline related to Hansard services; OR
  • Have a Diploma/Higher Diploma in Secretarial Studies from the Kenya Nation qualifications from a recognized institution;
  • Be trained in Hansard services and have knowledge or the Hansard Style Guide;
  • Have excellent writing, typing skills and editorial;
  • Be fluent in English and Kiswahili and able to communicate and type fast in both languages;
  • Have at least five(5) years experience in Hansard services;
  • Have technical knowledge of the English language ability to correctly interpret messages;
  • Have knowledge of threading and formatting techniques to first draft transcripts and
  • Be a creative result oriented team player.
Qualified applicants are required to fill three (3) PSC 2 (revised 2007) form. 

The forms can be downloaded from the Public Service Commission of Kenya website www.publicservice.go.ke. 

Applicants should enclose their academic and professional certificates as well as testimonial and send them to:

The Secretary/CEO,
Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board,
Anniversary Towers, University way,
22nd Floor
P.O Box 103732-00101
Nairobi

To be received not later than 30th January 2012 by 17.00 hours. 

Hand delivery can be dropped at the anniversary Towers, University Way 22nd floor, north wing.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Canvassing of any kind will lead to automatic disqualification

Reuben K Chirchir
Secretary/CEO

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