THE CONSTITUTIONAL APPOINTMENTS AUTHORITY

APPOINTMENT OF PUISNE JUDGES, REPUBLIC OF SEYCHELLES

Two vacancies exist for the post of Puisne Judge in the Supreme Court of Seychelles.

The Supreme Court has original power under the Constitution to hear and determine civil and criminal matters, supervisory jurisdiction over other courts and Tribunals, and original and appellate jurisdiction as granted to it by the Constitution or any Act. Judges of the Supreme Court may be co-opted to the Court of Appeal at the request of the President of the Court of Appeal to sit on specific cases where the Court of Appeal requires it. The Supreme Court also sits as the Constitutional Court of Seychelles to determine questions relating to the application, contravention, enforcement or interpretation of the Constitution.

Applications are invited from persons who are suitably qualified in law under Article 126(1) of the Constitution of Seychelles.

A person is suitably qualified for appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court if –

  • The person has been entitled to practice before a court of unlimited original jurisdiction for not less than seven years; and
  • In the opinion of the Constitutional Appointments Authority, the person has shown outstanding distinction in the practice of law and can effectively, competently and impartially discharge the functions of the office of Judge under the Constitution.

The selected candidates shall adhere to the provisions of the Constitution and Judicial Code of Ethics (both documents can be accessed on Seylii).

The attention of applicants is drawn to the Constitutional Appointments Authority Rules on the “Selection and Appointment of Judicial Officers” and the Schedule 2  which can be viewed and downloaded under CAA Rules from the Authority’s website www.caaseychelles.com

The salary, pension, gratuity, allowances and benefits attached to the post are set out in Section 9(1) of the Judiciary Act No. 9 of 2008, as amended by Acts 16 of 2009 and 28 of 2013.

Schedule 2 of the CAA Rules duly filled including CVs, legal qualifications should reach the office of the Chairman of the Constitutional Appointments on or before: Wednesday 23rd December 2020.

 

ADDRESS:

1st Floor, La Ciotat Building

P.O. Box 1087,

Mont Fleuri

TEL:  +248  4322504

E:MAIL: caa.seychelles@gmail.com

Website: www.caaseychelles.com

DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS

Main Job Profile: The Judiciary of Seychelles is recruiting a Director of Legal Affairs to provide legal support to the Office of the Chief Justice in the administration and governance of the Judiciary. Working closely with the Chief Justice, the post holder will assist with the constitutional and legislative responsibilities of the Chief Justice, assist with the implementation of the Judiciary’s strategic plan, and matters connected thereto. Additionally, the post holder will oversee the Legal Research team in providing support and assistance to Judges and Magistrates with their judicial functions.

Minimum Qualification and Requirements:

· LLB and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in Law (qualification to practice, LLM or PhD desirable)

· Advanced skills in English drafting and writing. French language is desirable but not necessary.
· Considerable understanding of judicial governance and independence, constitutional and administrative law
· Experience in conceptualising and implementing short and long term strategies
· Management experience
· Considerable knowledge of mixed legal systems and comparative legal research
· Experience in high profile and confidential environments

Remuneration: Attractive remuneration package based on experience

Interested candidates may apply by email, enclosing a short cover letter, CV, academic records and a short sample of the candidate’s written work on any legal topic. Applications are to be received by 30 November 2020 to:

The Human Resources Department of the Supreme Court
The Seychelles Judiciary
P.O. Box 157,
VICTORIA
Telephone: (248) 4285800 E-mail: nmathurin@judiciary.gov.sc

LEGAL RESEARCHER

The Judiciary of Seychelles is recruiting a Legal Researcher to take up a position within the Supreme Court producing research on Seychelles, foreign, and international law for the purpose of assisting individual judges with their cases and legal issues affecting the Judiciary.

Researchers are expected to be able to write detailed case briefs with legal analysis for the judges. They assist with critiquing and editing judgments for individual judges and also assist with reviewing cases for online publication on Seylii and in law reports.

Minimum Qualification and Requirements:

  • Law degree or equivalent. LLM is highly desirable
  • 3+ years relevant professional experience
  • Be familiar with research databases
  • Have demonstrable written research skills
  • Display excellent written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of the French Civil Code & of mixed legal systems is desirable. French language skills are desirable

Interested candidates may apply by email, enclosing a short cover letter, CV and academic records and a short sample of the candidate’s written work on any legal topic.  Applications are to be received by 30 November 2020 to:

The Human Resources Department of the Supreme Court, The Seychelles Judiciary, P.O. Box 157, VICTORIA

Telephone: (248) 4285800

E-mail: nmathurin@judiciary.gov.sc