13 Chief Magistrate Job Placements – Judicial Service Commission

Job Title:          Chief Magistrate (13 Job
Organization: Judicial
Service Commission
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Registrar (Magistrates
Reference: HRM/77 /204/03
About US:
The Judicial Service Commission
is a Constitutional body established under Article 146 of the Constitution of
the Republic of Uganda, 1995, whose mandate is to recruit judicial officers and
regulate their conduct. The Commission is composed of 9 members with powers to
facilitate improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Justice administration
in Uganda. The Commissioners are drawn from persons of integrity and
unquestionable character.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Hearing
    both Civil and Criminal cases
  • Writing
    and delivering judgments
  • Making
    monthly reports on the position of cases in the Court(s) of Jurisdiction
  • Administering
    and supervising Staff in the Magisterial Area
  • Providing
    support supervision to lower Courts
  • Inspecting
    places of detention in their areas and chairing District Chain Linked
    Committee meetings
  • Accounting
    for resources disbursed to him/her
  • Responsible
    for Court premises and logistics directly under him/her
  • Overseeing
    the proper management of registries
  • Perform
    any other duties that may be assigned to him/her by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicants should be Ugandans in possession of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
    Degree from a recognized University / Institution plus a Postgraduate
    Diploma in Legal Practice from recognized institution within the East
    African Region.
  • Applicants
    should have served as a Senior Principal Magistrate Grade I for at least 3
    years or Principal Magistrate Grade 1 for at least five years or Senior
    Magistrate Grade I for at least 6 years, Magistrate Grade I for at lead
    eight years in Government or its equivalent level of experience from a
    reputable organization/institution.
  • Age: 30 years and above
How to Apply:
Applications are invited from
suitable and eligible Ugandans to fill the following vacant posts available in
the Financial Year 2017/18, in the Courts of Judicature as specified below:
Applications on Public Service
Form 3 (Revised 2008) should be submitted in triplicate to The Secretary
Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Farmers House Ground Floor P.O. Box 7679,
Kampala or online submissions in a single document can be sent to:
applications2018@jsc.go.ug. Applications should bear the title of the post
applied for as well as the reference number specified against the vacancy.
Applicants should attach on
each duly completed Form, a Curriculum Vitae (CV) containing the names and
contacts of at least two (2) referees, a recent passport size photograph,
copies of academic certificates and transcripts, a copy of the National ID and
a birth certificate. Applicants already in Public Service should attach a copy
of their latest IGG acknowledged Declaration Certificate of Income, Assets and
Liabilities where applicable. Please note that only short listed candidates
will be contacted.
Deadline: 2nd February 2018 by 5:00pm

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