Kenya Law Job Vacancy Application Details

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Details of Kenya Law Vacancy Positions & How to Apply.

Kenya Law is a corporate body established by the National Council for Law Reporting Act,1994 and given the exclusive mandate of: “publication of the reports to be known as the Kenyan Law Reports which shall contain judgments, rulings and opinions of the Superior Courts of record and also undertake such other publications as in the opinion of the Council are reasonably related to or connected with the preparation and publication of the Kenya Law Reports” (section 3). Mission To Provide Universal Access to Kenya’s Public Legal Information by Monitoring and Reporting on the Development of Jurisprudence for the Promotion of the Rule of Law Vision Accessible Public Legal Information towards an Enlightened Society Official slogan Where Legal Information is Public Knowledge Policy Statements Access to information “As a member of the Free Access to Law Movement, at Kenya Law we believe that: · Public legal information is part of the common heritage of humanity and maximizing access to this information promotes Justice and the Rule of Law; · Public legal information is common property and should be accessible to all; · As an organization that has the public mandate to publish public legal information, we should not impose unfair restrictions on the use and re-use of that information by other persons.” Creating Shared Value Being aware of our obligation in the advancement of society, we will care for the wellbeing of one another and of the environment and we will align our processes, services and products with the attainment of positive social outcomes. Creativity and Innovation A creative and innovative application of progressive ideas in developing new legal knowledge and improving organizational efficiency Quality Statement Applying the highest professional standards in our processes, products and services, we will set the benchmarks for and share the best practices in law reporting, law revision and organizational excellence in Kenya and beyond

Job Grade            :         KLR 4

Job Ref. No.         :         NCLR/HR/2020/046

Department         :         Research and Development

Reporting to        :        Assistant Editor       

Basic monthly salary (excluding allowances and benefits): KES. 89,748 -120,270 pm

The job holder is responsible for reporting on the development of Kenya’s jurisprudence through the monitoring of judgments from the superior courts of record, and the courts of record of other jurisdictions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the monitoring, tracking and reporting of frontier and emerging legal issues in Kenya and monitor the preparation of all related publications.
  • Liaise with judicial officers and judicial researchers on matters pertaining to legal research, precedent and emerging jurisprudence.
  • Conduct initial selection of precedent setting cases for publication.
  • Prepare edits and case summaries for publication online and in other publications of all relevant judicial opinions of the superior courts of record, as per the KLR Guidelines.
  • Monitor and collate all law reform issues raised in judicial opinions from the superior courts of records for onward transmission to the Judiciary, the Kenya Law Reform Commission and other relevant bodies.
  • Monitor and collate precedent setting authorities from other jurisdictions.
  • Carry out comparative analysis of judgments from courts of record in other jurisdictions.
  • Carry out legal Research and analysis on various issues of the law and preparing legal briefs.
  • Write analytical summaries of written argument or evidence and assess the argument in light of academic legal literature and case law.
  • Conduct first and second reads of relevant publications for print.
  • Conduct trainings to stakeholders such as judges, magistrates and the legal fraternity.
  • Compile and proof read articles for the Kenya Law Review Journal.
  • Supervise junior/subordinate members of the department.

Professional Qualifications, Skills and Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate will be a citizen of Kenya with strong organizational and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to prioritize, multi-task and work under pressure amidst competing demands. The candidate should possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from a recognized institution;
  • Diploma in Law
  • At least 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 4 years in a managerial or supervisory position.

Personal Attributes

The ideal candidate will possess the following personal qualities:

  • Good Leadership Skills
  • Creativity, innovation and a passion for continuous learning and development.
  • Good interpersonal, team-building and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good command of written and spoken English

Method of Application

All applications are to be sent by email with the subject line being ‘Senior Law Reporter – Ref: NCLR/HR/ 2020/045’ or ‘Senior Law Reporter – Ref: NCLR/HR/ 2020/046’ and addressed to: The Editor/CEO on [email protected] The application email should be sent in two parts/documents and it must comply with the following requirements. The first document will contain the following information in one continuous document in portable document format (PDF), with information arranged in the following order:

  1. A cover letter
  2. A recent coloured passport-size photograph of oneself
  3. A copy of one’s national identity card
  4. A curriculum vitae setting out the following information about oneself,
    1. Name, gender, date of birth and contact
    2. Academic and professional qualifications
    3.  A list of academic and professional certificates
    4.  Previous work experience and/or professional engagements
    5.  Membership of any professional associations
    6. Titles, dates and forum of any publications, research, academic papers, lectures, presentations etc. by the candidate
    7.  The range of languages spoken, including one’s mother tongue
    8.  Any community service and social welfare activities engaged in
    9.  Names and contacts of three persons who can attest to the candidate’s academic, professional and moral standing.

The second document will be one continuous document in PDF format containing the scanned images of the most relevant academic and professional transcripts and certificates. The document size should not exceed 10MB. The deadline for receiving the applications of interested candidates is 30thApril 2020 at 1700 hrs (East African Time) Kenya Law is an equal-opportunity employer. In keeping with its obligations under the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 particularly Articles 27 and 232(1)(h) Kenya Law encourages eligible persons from minority groups, or marginalized communities and persons with disabilities to apply for this vacancy. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates who canvass for the position will be disqualified.

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