27 Sep 2018

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Job Vacancy : Prosecution Clerk (9 Posts)

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Benefits

  • House Allowance: Kshs. 4,500 (Nairobi), Kshs. 3,730 (Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Nyeri, Eldoret, Thika, Kisii, Kitale,Malindi),Kshs. 3000 (Other Former Municipalities), Kshs. 2,700 (Other Areas)
  • Commuter Allowance: Kshs. 3,000 p.m.
  • Leave Allowance: Kshs. 4,000 p.a
  • Medical Insurance Cover: As covered by the Medical Insurance Cover for ODPP staff
  • Group Life Insurance Cover: As covered by Group Life Insurance Cover for ODPP staff
  • Car loan: Up to Ksh. 600,000
  • Mortgage Scheme: Up to Ksh. 4 Million

Prosecution Clerk Job Requirements

For appointment to this grade a candidate must have:-

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (K.C.S.E) mean grade C (Plain) with at least a C (plain) in English and Kiswahili respectively, or its equivalent; and
  • A Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognised institution.
  • NOTE: Possession of Process Server Certificate will be an added advantage.

Core Skills/Competencies

In addition to the above requirements, an officer must have the following skills:-

  • Computer skills;
  • Knowledge of professional standards
  • Knowledge of relevant Legislation;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Interpersonal and Communication skills;
  • Time management skills; and
  • Problem solving skills.

Personal Qualities

In addition to the above requirements an officer must have the following qualities:-

  • Honesty and integrity;
  • Creativity and innovativeness;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work well with teams;
  • Positive working attitude;
  • Ability to take instructions; and
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision

Responsibilities for the Prosecution Clerk Job

This is the entry and training level to the this cadre. Specifically, duties and responsibilities will entail:-

  • Authorizing court process server to ensure timely delivery of court documents in readiness for court proceedings;
  • Compiling case returns in a timely manner to ensure delivery of service along set standards;
  • Compiling statistical data required to facilitate informed decisions on cases submitted;
  • Preparing of quarterly and annual report on the clerical services provided, to ensure challenges are identified and appropriate strategies implemented to address the challenges;
  • Maintaining court diary and departmental hearing diary to ensure efficiency and effectiveness in the management of court time, for enhanced service delivery;
  • Obtaining daily case list to assist in the preparation of plans for the management of cases to be presented before the court;
  • Obtaining court attendance schedules to ensure the prosecution counsel are well informed on their court schedules to ensure minimal disruptions to the prosecution plan;
  • Retrieving case files and authorities to ensure availability of information required for informed decisions on cases before the court to be made;
  • Filing court documents to ensure the documents are safe from wear, secure from unauthorised access, and to support ease in accessibility of the documents;
  • Preparing exhibits and commissioning documents to support the decisions of the court on the cases presented;
  • Servicing the documents issued by prosecution counsel in line with the court procedures to ensure the documents provide sufficient evidence in the delivery of justice;
  • Conducting service of other process sent from ODPP to court to provide a chance for the respondents to respond;

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to make their applications by completing ONE application form ODPP 1. The form may be downloaded from the ODPP’s Website www.odpp.go.ke or picked from Nairobi Headquarters and County Offices.

The candidates should attach COPIES of the following documents to their application form:

National Identity Card

Academic and Professional Certificates and Transcripts

Any supporting documents and testimonials

Letter of appointment to their current substantive post

Letter of appointment to their previous post

Detailed Curriculum Vitae and

Clearance certificate from the following bodies :-

Law Society of Kenya for Lawyers

Higher Education Loans Board

Kenya Revenue Authority

Criminal Investigation Department

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission

Any other Professional bodies to which the candidate is a member

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce ORIGINALS of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates, original transcripts and testimonials, letters of appointment to their current substantive posts and previous post, detailed curriculum vitae and clearance certificates during the interviews.

Completed application forms should be sent to:

The Secretary Advisory Board Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions NSSF Building 19th Floor, Block ‘A’ P.O. Box 30701 – 00100 NAIROBI

So as to reach the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions on or before 28th Sept, 2018. Women, persons with disability and those from marginalized Communities are encouraged to apply.






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