PRINCIPAL MAGISTRATE (3 POSTS) – The Judicial Service Commission

VACANCY: PRINCIPAL MAGISTRATE (3 POSTS)

The Judicial Service Commission invites suitably qualified citizens to apply for three (3) posts of Principal Magistrate in the Administration of Justice.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the above posts.

VACANCY CIRCULAR NO. 26 OF 2017

SALARY SCALE: E2 (P 348 348 – P362 412) per annum
LEAVE: 30 working days per annum

QUALIFICATIONS: LLB degree from University of Botswana (or other recognized University or Institution)

EXPERIENCE:

2 (two) years’ experience as a Senior Magistrate or 8 (eight) years post qualification relevant experience

BENEFITS:

a) Optional contributory medical aid scheme Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%);
b) Contributory pension fund scheme, Government pays 15% and employee pays 5%;
c) 30% scarce skills allowance, which is subject to review from time to time;
d) 1% of basic salary as housing allowance.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:

a) To hear, determine and deliver judgments on both criminal and civil cases registered within his/her jurisdiction, except those prescribed to be heard by the High Court e.g. treason and murder and attempt to commit them.
b) To deal with cases involving children in need of care and maintenance of children in affiliation cases.
c) To conduct inquests in instances where death of any person has occurred in a manner other than from natural causes.
d) To head medium sized magisterial stations and to take responsibility for the appraisal/performance review and management of all staff and related issues, including implementation of the Performance Management System (PMS) and the production of Annual Performance Plans.
e) To undertake any additional duties assigned by the Chief Justice, Registrar and Master and his deputies, Regional Magistrate and/or Chief Magistrate and dealing with all functions related thereto.

SENTENCING POWERS:

(i) Up to 15 years imprisonment or P 40 000.00 fine or both.
(ii) Can order a maximum of 10 strokes as corporal punishment in
criminal cases.

(iii) Has civil jurisdiction in all civil claims where the total amount claimed does not exceed P 40 000.00.
APPLICATIONS:
Applicants should quote the number of this Vacancy Circular and provide 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 provide two (2) recent references.
5. In the 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.
(iii) Applicants must furnish at least two (2) recent references confirming their suitability for the position.

IMPORTANT:

Applications should be addressed to: The Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Private Bag 00220, Gaborone OR Hand Deliver to the Gaborone High Court Division, 1st Floor, Records Office.

For any further information contact the Judicial Service Commission Secretariat @ 3718042.

NOTE: ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE RESPONDED TO.

CLOSING DATE: 25th October 2017.