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Massive Recruitment of Court Assistants II by the Government of Kenya - JSC

Court Assistant II


Academic and Professional Qualifications

  • This is an entry point to the Court Assistant cadre. For appointment to the grade, the applicant must have:
  • Minimum of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) mean grade C- or its recognized equivalent;
  • Knowledge in Computer.
  • Good command in English and Kiswahili
  • Meets the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.
  • Note: Applicants with additional certificates or qualifications will have an added advantage.

Job Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge in maintenance of files and smooth flow of files and documents through the court system
  • Good Interpersonal relations;
  • Good Communication skills;
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Confidentiality and High Integrity
  • Ability to work under pressure; and
  • Merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results.

Duties and Responsibilities

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting litigants and members of the public to access courts and court services.
  • Verifying pleadings before filing
  • Preparing court documents as provided in various statutes;
  • Diarizing mention and hearing dates of all ongoing cases; v) Preparing of cause lists;
  • Updating and accurately maintaining the case registers
  • Issuing appeal numbers and proof reading typed proceedings;
  • Calling for lower court records for appeal or review purposes;
  • Compiling statistical records based on routine or special sources of information;
  • Calculating and posting of personal dues and other entitlements;
  • Filing of documents including pleadings, letters and receipts;
  • Drafting simple letters; and
  • Assessing and collecting court fees, deposits and fines.

Court Registries.

  • Registration of cases ,opening and retrieval of case files;
  • Issuance of summonses, notices and preparation of warrants;
  • Proof-reading court proceedings;
  • Entering judgments and other court orders;
  • Compiling monthly returns under the supervision of a senior officer; and
  • Compiling daily, monthly and any other returns under the supervision of
  • a senior officer; and
  • Compiling of statistical returns.
  • Court Interpretation

Ensuring that the courtrooms

  • chambers are properly arranged and that
  • files and stationery are available for use by Judicial Officers;
  • Calling out names of parties to a suit;
  • Interpreting court proceedings;
  • Conducting swearing of witnesses ;
  • Preparing orders for signature;
  • Maintaining court diaries;
  • Compiling of statistical returns;
  • Receiving, listing and securing exhibits; and ix) Ensuring security of files and exhibits.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by: –

  • Filling an Online Application for Employment Form available at the JSC jobs portal:
    Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application-
    • A letter of application;
    •  Certified copies of academic and professional certificates, testimonials and academic transcripts;
    • A detailed and updated curriculum vitae, to include background information such as past employment record (if any).
    •  Names of three (3) referees; two (2) professional referee and one (1) character reference;
    •  Certified copies of National Identity Card (I.D), Passport or any other relevant identifiable legal documents;
    • Applicant’s recent coloured passport size photographs (2 No.)
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit valid copies of clearance certificates from the following bodies during the interview: –
    • KenyaRevenueAuthority
    • Higher Education Loans Board
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigation
    • Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
    • A recognized Credit Reference Bureau;and
    • Clearance from relevant professional body.
  • Applicants MUST take note that it is a criminal offence to provide false information and documents in the job application and the same will be verified by relevant bodies.
  • The application must reach the Commission NOT LATER THAN 29TH OCTOBER, 2021 AT 5.00 P.M.
  • 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

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