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Research Officer Job in Kenya - Government Jobs

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 another period of two (2) years up to and including 31st December 2015.

The Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board seeks to recruit an officer for one year six months non-renewable contract, to fill the following position and a competitive salary will be offered to the successful applicant:-

Research Officer

1 Post


Job Description: Research officers are answerable to the Assisting Counsel on vetting matters / activities of the Board.

Specific duties and responsibilities will entail
  • Carry out research for the Board;
  • Drafting of legal opinions;
  • Receive and Compile all complaints/complements in respect of Judges and magistrate;
  • Prepare summaries in respect of each Judge/Magistrate;
  • Prepare files, file responses and summons for Judges and magistrate in liaison with the Assisting Counsel
  • Coordinate investigation and preparation of witnesses;
  • Analyze research data and compile the reports for inclusion in the statutory reports.
  • Ensure completion of all projects in accordance with their terms of reference.
  • Track and advice on the development of a database of research materials and give advice on the relevant periodicals, professional databases, legal sources, books and other research tools.

Job Specification

For appointment to this position, the candidates must have:

(i) Served for a minimum period of five(5) years, two of which must have been as a research at a senior level in the Public Service or Private Sector or international Organization;

(ii) A Bachelors Degree in law; Social Sciences and any other relevant field;


(iii) Demonstrable skills in research work such as situation analysis and monitoring and evaluation, research methodology, data collection and analysis using appropriate software such as SPSS;and

(iv) Demonstrate understanding of the Constitution of Kenya,its social, political, economic landscape, both in theory and Practice.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are required to apply online or fill one (1) PSC 2 (revised 2007) form.

The forms can be downloaded from the Public Service Commission of Kenya website  

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

To be received not later than Monday 9th June, 2014 by 17.00 hours.

Hand delivery can be dropped at the View Park Towers, 5th floor Monrovia Street (Utalii Lane).

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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