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Employment at Judicial Service Commission : 03 March 2017


VACANCY CIRCULAR NO. 2 OF 2017

VACANCY: JUDGE OF THE HIGH COURT (1 POST)

The Judicial Service Commission invites suitably qualified citizens to apply for the post of Judge of the High Court.
Salary Scale: F0 (P588 516) per annum
Leave: 30 working days per annum.

Benefits: 
(1) Free furnished residential accommodation or housing allowance of P13 500.00 per month where there is no official residence provided.
(2) 50% subsidy for utilities. 
(3) Optional contributory Medical Aid Scheme. (Government pays 50% and Employee 50%).
(4) 35% Scarce Skill Allowance
(5) Non Contributory pension
(6) Robing Allowance at P 2 517.85 per annum.
(7) Entertainment Allowance at P 12 686.45per annum.
(8) Chauffer driven motor vehicle

Qualifications: 
To qualify for appointment, the applicant is required by Section 96 of the
Constitution to:
(1) Hold, or must have held office, as Judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in Civil and criminal matters in Botswana, in a Commonwealth Country or in any country outside the Commonwealth that may be prescribed by Parliament or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such a court; or
(2) Be qualified to practice as an advocate or attorney in such a court and has been qualified for not less than ten years to practice as an advocate or attorney in such a court.
(3) Be qualified to practice as an attorney and has had experience in the teaching of law in a recognized university for not less than ten years.
(4) Be a Chief Magistrate who has held that office for not less than five years.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
§ The main duties of a Judge shall include the following:
(1) Presiding over all criminal and civil cases, including appeals from courts below the High Court in the hierarchy.
(2) Hearing all applications brought before the court for determination of any issue, including constitutional issues; and
(3) Any other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Chief Justice or His Excellency the President of the Republic of Botswana.

APPLICATIONS: 
Applicants should quote the number of this Vacancy Circular and give the following details:
1. Full name, address, date and place of birth 
2. Brief summary of career with duties (Curriculum Vitae). 
3. Certified copies of Omang
4. Certified copies of (Academic and Professional) and at least two (2) recent references.
5. In case of serving officers, the following information must be provided;
i. Date of first appointment, present post, grade and date of appointment thereto.
ii. Applications should be routed through the Accounting Officer, applications not so routed will not be considered.

IMPORTANT:
Applications should be addressed to: The Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission, Private Bag 00220, and Hand Deliver at High Court, 1st Floor, and Records Office.
For further information required contact the Judicial Service Commission Secretariat @ 3718042.

CLOSING DATE: 03 March 2017

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