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Republic of Kenya

The Judiciary

Vacancy Announcement

The Kenya School of Judicial Education (KSJE) is the focal point for coordinating and conducting training of judges, judicial officers and non-judicial staff. 

The Constitution of Kenya (2010) mandates judicial education and training of judges, judicial officers and other personnel as a key pillar of judicial transformation. 

With this mandate, the School wishes to recruit results oriented individuals with drive, vision, passion and enthusiasm to fill the following positions:

Supply Chain Officer 

(1 Position)

Reporting to both the Deputy Director, Finance and Administration and the Director of Supply Chain Management of the Judiciary, this position will manage the School’s supply chain management functions to ensure timely procurement of required category items and services.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Assisting in determining the School’s procurement needs and developing annual, bi-annual and quarterly procurement plans;
  • Reviewing and processing purchase requisitions from user Divisions to ensure clarity and adequate specifications;
  • Preparing procurement transactions and providing a liaison link between supplier and user Divisions;
  • Providing support in the negotiation of contractual agreements with suppliers to ensure value for money;
  • Ensuring that internal customer and supplier relationships are maintained; and
  • Managing the School’s asset register and stores.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management or other related field;
  • Five (5) years experience in Supply Chain Management in a learning institution, publishing house or service organization with multiple procurement requirements; 
  • Professional qualification in purchasing and supplies management;
  • Experience in procurement of educational related products and services in a large scale environment;
  • Extensive knowledge and implementation of the Procurement Act;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.

Finance Officer 

(1 Position)

Reporting to both the Deputy Director, Finance and Administration and the Director of Finance of the Judiciary, this position will be responsible for budgeting, forecasting and managing the financial management systems of the School.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Coordinating and preparing the School’s annual budget;
  • Developing forecasting reports and advising the School’s management on financial trends and compliance with the Public Finance Management Act, 2012;
  • Analyzing costs and revenue drivers to support the School in it’s day to day decisions;
  • Developing and analyzing periodic cashflows to ensure proper cash management;
  • Leading the development, implementation and improvement of the School’s financial management systems through the design of tools, procedures and manuals; and
  • Analyzing business activities in all Divisions and developing activity tracking and planning templates to serve as contributors in the forecasting, budgeting and reporting process.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field;
  • Five (5) years finance experience in a fast paced or rapidly growing learning institution or medium to large organization;
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA or CFA;
  • Knowledge and experience in using financial accounting systems;
  • Knowledge of current technical accounting and reporting requirements; and
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Accountant 

(1 Position)

Reporting to both the Deputy Director, Finance and Administration and the Director of Finance of the Judiciary, this position will be responsible for both the accounts receivable and accounts payable functions as well the School’s overall process of expenditure.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Conducting the monthly financial reporting cycle;
  • Conducting accounts payables and receivable duties including but not limited to invoicing, debt collection, payments, etc.;
  • Managing the School’s revenue collection and expenditure;
  • Conducting monthly and annual reconciliation of general ledger accounts;
  • Filing of tax returns in a timely manner; and
  • Developing and implementing internal control systems for the accounting function.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or related field;
  • Five (5) years accounting experience in a fast paced or rapidly growing learning institution or medium to large organization;
  • Professional qualifications such as CPA (K), ACCA or CFA;
  • Knowledge of current technical accounting and reporting requirements;
  • Knowledge and experience in using financial accounting systems; and
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Curriculum Development Officer 

(2 Positions)

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Judicial Education and Curriculum Development, this position is responsible to designing and implementing the School’s curricula for judicial education and professional training.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Designing multi-disciplinary judicial education and professional training programmes and activities;
  • Conducting training needs assessments to determine the judicial education and professional needs for various categories of trainees;
  • Coordinating, planning and managing the delivery of the various judicial education and professional training programmes and related activities; and
  • Researching, designing and implementing teaching techniques and computerized applications for judicial education and professional training;

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Law, Education or other related field;
  • Five (5) years experience as a lecturer or law practitioner writing curriculum/instructional materials for adults;
  • Expert knowledge and experience in adult learning principles and curriculum development;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Ability to be creative and innovative.

Professional Development Officer 

(1 Position)

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Judicial Education and Curriculum Development, this position is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the impact of the various training initiatives and overseeing career management and planning within the Judiciary.

The Key Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Developing comprehensive overall monitoring and evaluation tools and frameworks, including performance indicators and benchmarks;
  • Monitoring and evaluating the training programs developed and delivered by the School;
  • Developing and maintaining the programs calendar for the various trainings and initiatives taking place within the School;
  • Developing and implementing career management and planning initiatives for Judicial Officers and Judicial staff; and
  • Maintaining and updating the continuous judicial education and professional training records for judges, judicial officers and non-judicial staff.

The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Law, Education or other related field;
  • Five (5) years experience in a professional development including monitoring and evaluation;
  • Expert knowledge of professional development as well as monitoring and evaluation principles;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Strong planning and organizing skills.

All applications should be made through: www.judiciary.go.ke/jobs/so as to reach the Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission no later than 30th December, 2012.

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