Career Recruitment for Chairperson, Members and Secretary at Sports Disputes Tribunal in Kenya September 2013

Vacancies in the Sports Disputes Tribunal
The Sports Disputes Tribunal is established under the Sports Act No. 25 of 2013.
The Tribunal’s jurisdiction is to determine appeals against decisions made by national sports organizations or umbrella national sports organizations, other sports – related disputes that all parties to the dispute agree to refer to the Tribunal and that the Tribunal agrees to hear, and appeals from decisions of the Registrar under the Act.
Pursuant to Section 55 of the Sports Act, the Judicial Service Commission of Kenya invites applications from qualified persons for the following positions:

1. Chairperson of the Sports Disputes Tribunal 

1 Post

Ref: V/No. 5/2013
Terms of Service: Five years (part-time and renewable)
 
(a) Duties and Responsibilities:
The Chairperson of the Sports Disputes Tribunal shall undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
1) dealing with appeals against decisions made by national sports organizations or umbrella national sports organizations, whose rules specifically allow for appeals to be made to the Tribunal in relations to issues including:
a) appeals against disciplinary decisions;
b) appeals against not being selected for a Kenyan team or squad.
2) handling other sports-related disputes that all parties to the dispute agree to refer to the Tribunal and that the tribunal agrees to hear,
3) dealing with appeals from decisions of the Registrar under the Sports Act,
4) apply alternative dispute resolution methods for sports disputes and provide expertise and assistance regarding alternative dispute resolution to parties to a dispute.
(b) Requirements for appointment:
For appointment to this position, an applicant must be in possession of the following qualifications:
1) hold a law degree from a recognized university, or are advocates of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction;
2) at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superior Court Judge or professionally qualified Magistrate; or
3) at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; or
4) held the qualifications specified in paragraphs (2) and (3) for a period amounting, ¡n aggregate, to ten (10) years:
5) 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.
6) Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
 
Notes: Experience may have been gained in Kenya or ¡n any other country with a Common Law jurisdiction.

2. Members of the Sports Disputes Tribunal

8 Posts

Ref:
V/No. 6/2013
Terms of Service: Five years (part-time and renewable)
(a) Duties and Responsibilities:
The Members of the Sports Disputes Tribunal shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:
1) dealing with appeals against decisions made by national sports organizations or umbrella national sports organizations, whose rules specifically allow for appeals to be made to the Tribunal in relations to issues including:
a) appeals against disciplinary decisions;
b) appeals against not being selected for a Kenyan team or squad.
2) handling other sports-related disputes that all parties to the dispute agree to refer to the Tribunal and that the tribunal agrees to hear,
3) dealing with appeals from decisions of the Registrar under the Sports Act,
4) apply alternative dispute resolution methods for sports disputes and provide expertise and assistance regarding alternative dispute resolution to parties to a dispute.
(b) Requirements for appointment:
For appointment to this position, an applicant must be in possession of the following qualifications:
1) be an advocate of the High Court of Kenya of at least seven years’ experience and have experience in legal matters relating to sports or have been involved in sport in any capacity or
2) persons who have experience in sport, in any capacity, of at least ten years.
In addition, the applicants must meet the requirements set out in Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya.

Secretary for the Sports Disputes Tribunal

1 Post

Ref:
V/No. 7/2013
Terms of Service: Five years Contract
(a) Duties and Responsibilities:
The Secretary of the Sports Disputes Tribunal shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:
i) daily supervision and administration of activities at the Tribunal,
ii) countersigning legal documents,
iii) advising claimants and respondents on position procedure of cases verbally and though correspondence,
iv) coordinating Tribunal sittings and registry system,
v) ensuring prudent and economic utilization of budgetary allocation,
vi) attending Heads of Departments and other meetings on behalf of the tribunal,
vii) enhancing awareness on role and mandate of the Tribunal through advertisements, public awareness campaigns and leaders meetings,
viii) and managing the day to day affairs of the Tribunal; and
ix) advising the Principal Secretary on events at the Tribunal including policy issues.

(b) Requirements for Appointment

(i) Hold a degree in Law, Management, Administration or other Social Sciences, from a university recognized in Kenya;
(ii) Have at least ten (10) years proven experience at management level; and
(iii) Meets the requirements of Chapter 6 of the Constitution of Kenya.
Interested and qualified persons are requested to make their applications by:
(1) Filing an online Application for Employment Form available on the Judiciary website: www.judiciary.go.ke/jobs or clicking the vacancies link on the website.
Applicants should upload soft copies of the following documents to the online application as provided:
a) A letter of application.
b) Declaration of income and liabilities as at the time of making the application, using the prescribed forms (The Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities Form JSC 2b can be downloaded from the Judiciary website – www.judiciary.go.ke.)
c) Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae with telephone, e-mail and other contacts of three (3) referees who must be familiar with the applicant’s previous work experience.
d) Certified copies of certificates, testimonials and professional certificates and academic transcripts.
(2) Applicants are also required to forward one (1) hard copy of the completed Employment Application Form including all the attachments cited above.
To:
 
The Secretary Judicial Service Commission
P.O. Box 30041 -00100 
Nairobi
 
E-mail: jscsecretariat@judiciary.go.ke 
 
Commission Secretariat: 
 
Mayfair Centre,
Ralph Bunche Road, Upper Hill,
Nairobi, 5th Floor
So as to reach the Commission not later than 9th October, 2013 at 5.00 P.M.
Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted.
Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Judicial Service Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selects candidates on merit through fair and open competition from the widest range of eligible candidates.
The Secretary,
Judicial Service Commission



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