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Massive Recruitment by JSC, Kenya (72 Positions


The Constitution of Kenya 2010 inter alia mandates the Judiciary to dispense Justice without undue delay. 

In order for the Judiciary to be responsive to this constitutional requirement, it is imperative that the Judiciary strengthens its administrative and governance functions to position itself as a strong, effective and efficient institution in the administration of justice in the country.

The Judiciary now seeks to recruit high caliber individuals who will serve to strengthen the function of the Finance Directorate.

1.Planning and Budgeting

Principal Planning and Budgeting Officer/ Principal Economist(1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Finance, the incumbent will be in charge of the planning and budgeting function as specifically:
  • Project monitoring;
  • Evaluation and reporting;
  • Economic planning;
  • Financial budgeting;
  • Production and compilation of statistical and financial data;
  • Initiation of planning and budgeting policies;
  • Collection and presentation of statistical and financial data in the form of reports and bulletins; and
  • Supervising and coordinating the activities of staff under him/her.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this level an officer must have;-
  • A minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors degree ¡n Economics or Economics and Mathematics, or Finance and Statistics or any other relevant equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
  • Be proficient ¡n computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software
Senior Planning and Budgeting Officers / Senior Economists(2 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Finance, duties and responsibilities at this level will involve:
  • Formulation of economic and statistical policies;
  • Financial budgeting, initiation, implementation and appraisal of projects,
  • Development of strategies;
  • Supervising and coordinating the activities of staff under him/her.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have;-
  • A minimum of an Upper Second Class Honors degree in Economics or Economics and Mathematics, Finance or Economics and Statistics from a recognized institution;
  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of thee (3) years;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.
2. Internal Audit

Chief Risk and Internal Systems Auditor (1 Post)

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities at this level will include:
  • Evaluation and implementation of audit reports;
  • Reviewing audit working papers;
  • Ensuring maintenance of high audit standards and overseeing adherence to plans, budgets and work schedules;
  • Ensuring compliance with existing regulations, instructions and procedures ¡n financial and other operations;
Verifying and pre-auditing the Judiciary Accounts, Statement of assets and liabilities, fund accounts and annual audited statements; carrying out investigations and heading special audit tasks; and
Preparing annual audit reports/returns for the Judiciary.

Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance option)
  • Served ¡n a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of eight (8) years;
  • CPA III or CIAIII;
  • Demonstrated a high degree of competence and capabilities in conducting and supervising both financial and management audits;
  • Be a registered member of ICPAK.
  • Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software
Senior Risk and Internal Systems Auditor (1 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will undertake various audit assignments including:
  • Preparation of audit plans, programmes and budgets;
  • Reviewing internal control sysems on financial and other operations of the Judiciary;
  • Ensuring economic, efficient and effective use of the financial and operating systems including computer systems, assets;
  • Preparing audit reports; and
  • Maintaining professional audit standards.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, the candidate must have:
  • A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting/Finance option);
  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • CPA Ill or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA);
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Must be a registered member of ICPAK.
  • Be proficient ¡n computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software
Internal Risk and Systems Auditor I (3 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be required to undertake the following duties:
  • Executing audit programmes;
  • Collecting audit evidence;
  • Reviewing internal control systems and operations;
  • Verifying the existence and safety of the Judiciary assets;
  • Preparing draft Audit reports;
  • Reviewing budgetary controls on the issuance of authority to incur expenditure and commitments; and
  • Validating of records and reports.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  • A Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting / Finance option);
  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of two (2) years;
  • CPA II or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) II.
  • Have shown merit and ability as reflected ¡n work performance and results.
Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software
 
Internal Risk and Systems Auditor II (4 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

An Officer at this level will work under the direction of a more senior officer. Specific duties and responsibilities will entail:
  • Verifying periodical financial returns that are required to be submitted from time to time such as pending bill return, expenditure return, imprest returns, revenue and Appropriation-In-Aid returns, staff return and vehicle returns;
  • Ensuring that the physical assets, plant and equipment, supplies, stores are appropriately recorded in the relevant registers and are kept under safe custody; and
  • Ensuring that revenue (Appropriation-In-Aid) and other receipts due to the Judiciary are collected promptly, banked immediately and accounted for and where revenue collectable is not fixed, ensure that pre-audit of the relevant documents is carried out.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must
  • Be in possession of CPA I/Diploma in Internal Auditing or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) II from a recognized institution.
  • Served ¡n a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of two (2) years;
  • Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software
13. Accountants

Chief Accountants (5 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

Work at this level involves:
  1. Organization and management ofthe Finance Accounts unit, directing, controlling and co-coordinating both routine and non-routine accounting matters;
  2. Interpretation and implementation offinancial policies, budgeting, management accounting methods and financial returns, and be responsible for training and development of Finance /Accounts staff under him or her.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:
  • A Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting or finance option) from a recognized Institution;
  • Demonstrated merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  • Served in a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of eight (8) years;
  • CPA III;
  • Must be a registered member of ICPAK.
  • Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software.
Senior Accountants (15 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties at this level will include:
  • Assisting in efficient control and supervision of operations of the Finance/Accounts unit;
  • Maintenance of high accounting standards in the Judiciary;
  • Accuracy of accounting procedures;
  • Review of accounting procedures and practices;
  • Supervision and development of staff under him/her ; and
  • May occasionally be required to undertake ad-hoc assignments relating to accounting services.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -
  • A Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option) from a recognized Institution and Part II of the Certified Public Accountant Examination or its recognized equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
  • Served ¡n a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of five (5) years;
  • CPA Part III;
  • Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software.; and
  • Must be registered member of ICPAK
Accountant I (20 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible for co-coordinating the functions of several accounts sections he/she will assist in the development and implementation of financial controls and procedures within the sections. 

Work at this level will be subject to occasional checks rather than close supervision. 

The officer will deal with accountancy procedures and routine matters effectively and without guidance.
  • Responsibility at this level may also include a limited range of management accounting;
  • Preparation of final accounts and statements; and
  • General supervision of staff including their mentoring.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:
  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option);
  2. Served in a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of two (2) years;
  3. CPA Part Il;
  4. Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software.
Accountant II (20 Posts)

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible for performing a variety of Finance/Accounting work of limited scope and complexity under the guidance of a senior officer. 

Specifically, work will involve:
  1. Verification of payment vouchers in accordance with the laid down rules and regulations;
  2. Collation of financial estimates, determination of aggregate expenditure;
  3. Supervision of the revenue collection processes;
  4. Control of expenditure and below-the-line group of accounts and general accounting work involving book- keeping knowledge and routine accounting entries.
  5. The scope and complexity of work will increase with experience and training but the officer will still be under close guidance where new tasks are involved.
Professional qualifications and experience

For appointment to this grade, a Candidate must have:
  1. A Bachelors Degree in Commerce (Accounting or Finance option), Business Administration (Accounting option) from a recognized institution;
  2. Served in a comparable and relevant position for a reputable organization for a minimum period of two (2) years;
  3. CPA Part II;
  4. Be proficient in computer applications with strong emphasis on data and financial management software; and In addition to the above requirements, all applicants must have the following key personal attributes and core competences:
  • Ability to get on well with a diverse workforce;
  • Good knowledge in the professional field of specialization;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Ability to take instructions; and
  • Good organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Punctuality;
  • Team playing skills;
  • Accuracy;
  • Care for resources;
  • Interpersonal skills;
  • Analytical skills; and
  • Records management 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 10th of January, 2013.

Successful candidates may be deployed to various stations across the country.

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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