Court Assistant II – Judiciary of Kenya

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Court Assistant II

Judiciary of Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Full–time
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 • 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


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