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The Selection Panel for Nomination of Chairperson and Members of The Kenya Law Reform Commission

Declaration of Vacancies

Pursuant to Section 11(3) of the Kenya Law Reform Commission Act No. 19 of 2013, the Selection Panel invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the positions of Chairperson and two (2) Members of the Kenya Law Reform Commission.

The powers and functions of the Commission (Chairperson and Members) are as stipulated in Section 5 and 6 of the Act.

A. Vacancy for the Position of Chairperson, Kenya Law Reform Commission

A person shall be qualified for appointment as Chairperson of the Kenya Law Reform Commission if he/she:

(a) holds a postgraduate degree in law from a University recognized in Kenya;

(b) has been an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya for not less than fifteen years standing and has at least seven years experience in management level;

(c) has had a distinguished career in his/her respective field; and

(d) meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

B. Vacancies for the Position of Member, Kenya Law Reform Commission

Number of Vacancies: 2

A person shall be qualified for appointment as Member of the Kenya Law Reform Commission if he/she:

(a) holds a postgraduate degree from a University recognized in Kenya;

(b) has knowledge and experience of not less than ten years in any of the following fields:-

(i) Law;

(ii) Economics;

(iii) Social Sciences; or

(iv) Research and Development;

(c) has had a distinguished career in his or her respective field; and

(d) meets the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

C. Please Note:

In compliance with Section 10 of the Kenya Law Reform Commission Act, 2013, a person shall not be qualified for nomination and appointment as Chairperson or Member of the Commission if the person:-

(a) is a member of a governing body of a political party;

(b) is an undischarged bankrupt;

(c) has been convicted of a criminal offence and sentenced to a term of imprisonment;

(d) has been removed from any public office for contravening the provisions of the Constitution or any other written law;

(e) is a member of Parliament or county assembly; or

(f) has not met his or her legal obligations relating to tax and other statutory obligations.

Terms of Service

The chairperson shall be appointed for a single term of six (6) years and is not eligible for re-appointment.

A member of the Commission shall be appointed for a single term of five (5) years and is not eligible for reappointment.

The chairperson and members of the Commission, other than the ex-officio members, shall serve on a full time basis.

D. How to Apply

(a) Each application should be accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials and other relevant supporting documents. Scanned copies of these documents must accompany any online application.

(b) A copy of the National Identity Card/Passport should be appended.

(c) All applications should be clearly marked “Application for position of Chairperson, Kenya Law Reform Commission” OR “Application for position of Member, Kenya Law Reform Commission” and submitted in any ONE of the following ways:

A. Manual applications should be hand delivered to the reception desk on ground floor of Commission House, off Harambee Avenue.

B. Online applications should be e-mailed to klrc@publicservice.go.ke

C. Posted applications should be addressed to:

The Chairperson
Selection Panel for the Nomination of Chairperson and Members of the Kenya Law Reform Commission
Public Service Commission
Commission House
P.O. Box 30095-00100
Nairobi

Note:

(i) The names of all shortlisted candidates will be published in the daily newspapers;

(ii) The names of all applicants will be published in the Public Service Commission’s website;

(iii) Shortlisted applicants will be required to obtain clearance from the following bodies.

Kenya Revenue Authority;

Higher Education Loans Board;

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission; and

Criminal Investigation Department (certificate of good conduct).

All applications should be received on or before 5.00 p.m. on 31st July, 2013.

This advertisement can also be obtained from the Public Service Commission website www.publicservice.go.ke

Prof. Margaret Kobia, PhD., CBS
Chairperson

Selection Panel for Nomination of Chairperson and Members of The Kenya Law Reform Commission

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