Judicial Service Commission Court Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Judicial Service Commission Court Assistant Jobs in Kenya

  • The Judicial Service Commission is established under Article 171 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, with a mandate of promoting and facilitating the independence and accountability of the Judiciary, and the efficient, effective and
    transparent Administration of Justice.

  • The Commission invites applications from suitable candidates to fill the following vacancies in the Judiciary: Court Assistant

    Job Purpose:

  • The job holder will be responsible for operating court registries and supporting Judicial Officers in the administration of justice in open courts and registries.

    Reporting Responsibilities

  • The job holder is responsible to the designated supervisor.

    Area of Deployment:

  • Court Stations

    Key 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;

  • 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

    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

  • Ensuring security of files and exhibits.

    Job Requirements: 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

  • Met the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

  • Note: Applicants with additional certificates /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.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Judicial Service Commission Court Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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