Chairperson, National Land Acquisition Tribunal at Judiciary of Kenya

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  • Company: Judiciary of Kenya
  • Location: Kenya
  • State: Nairobi
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job category: NGO Jobs in Kenya
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Job Description

The Judiciary is one of the three State organs established under Chapter 10, Article 159 of the Constitution of Kenya. It establishes the Judiciary as an independent custodian of justice in Kenya. Its primary role is to exercise judicial authority given to it, by the people of Kenya. The institution is mandated to deliver justice in line with the Constitution and other laws. It is expected to resolve disputes in a just manner with a view to protecting the rights and liberties of all, thereby facilitating the attainment of the ideal rule of law.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Chairperson will preside over the hearing and determination of appeals from the decisions of the National Land Commission in matters relating to the process of compulsory acquisition of land pursuant to the provisions of Section 133C of the Land Act, 2012.

Specifically, the Chairperson will;

  1. Provide overall leadership to the `tribunal in ensuring the efficient delivery and administration of justice;
  2. Writing and pronouncing awards, judgments, orders, rulings and decrees issued by the Tribunal;
  3. Facilitate the development of rules of the tribunal with respect to the filing, hearing and disposal of disputes and other matters before the Tribunal;
  4. Supervise and allocate duties to the members of the tribunal;
  5. Be the liaison between the tribunal and its stakeholders; and
  6. Driving the Tribunals vision and mission through the implementation of its programs

For appointment to the position of Chairperson, National Land Acquisition Tribunal, an applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications :

  1. Hold a law degree from a recognized university or be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya or possess an equivalent qualification in a commonlaw jurisdiction.
  2. Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate; or Reporting Responsibilities:
  3. Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or iv. Have held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (ii) and (iii) above for a period amounting, in aggregate, to ten (10) years: (Note experience may have been gained in Kenya or in any other country with a Common Law jurisdiction)
  4. Have a high moral character, integrity and impartiality (meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity).

In addition, the applicants must demonstrate a high degree of professional competence, communication skills, fairness, good temperament, good judgment in both legal and life experiences and commitment to public and community service.

Job Core Competencies :

  1. Strategic leadership & good interpersonal skills;
  2. Good judgment in both legal and life experiences;
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  4. Confidentiality, high integrity, attention to detail and accuracy;
  5. Rational decision-making skills;
  6. Time management and the ability to prioritize work; and
  7. Research and data management skills.


Method of Application

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here Closing Date : 17 December. 2021
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