JSC in search for a Chief Registrar

Eligible applicant to be an advocate of the High Court and have the qualifications of a High Court judge. [Collins Kweyu, Standard]

The Judicial Service Commission has announced a vacancy for the position of Chief Registrar of the judiciary.

 In an advert on October 23, JSC announced that interested applicants should apply before the end of November 13.

 A successful candidate shall replace Ann Amadi whose 10-year tenure is set to end by January 2024.

 To be eligible an applicant has to be an advocate of the High Court and has the qualifications of a High Court judge.

 Similarly, 10 years of experience as a professional magistrate or academic and legal practitioner is another requirement.

 The commission has noted that the appointments will be made by Article 161 (2)(c) of the Constitution, as read with Section 9 of the Judicial Service Act, 2011.

 Interested candidates are advised to apply online through the commission’s website https:www.jsc.go.ke_index.php_careers.

 “The applications must reach the commission no later than November 13, 2023, at 5 p.m.," the advert noted.

 The Chief Registrar will act both as the Chief Administrator and Accounting Officer of the Judiciary.

 Some key roles that a person in the position plays are overall administration and management of the judiciary, and performing judicial functions like administering judicial funds in respect to money appropriated by the National Assembly.

 He or she also prepares estimates of expenditure and submits them for National approval.

 The person in the position is an authorized officer responsible for efficiently managing day-to-day operations and Human Resources administration in the Judicial Service.

 The Judicial Service Commission was established under Article 171 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, with a mandate to promote and facilitate the independence and accountability of the Judiciary and ensure the efficient, effective, and transparent administration of justice.