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Puisne Judge, High Court
Solomon Islands

Reports to: Chief Justice and Head of Program
Location: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Duration: 12 months with a possible extension

Cardno has been engaged to provide a facility management team to manage the Solomon Islands Resource Facility (SIRF) operations to ensure effective service delivery.

The Solomon Islands Justice Program (SIJP) is supported by the SIRF, and works towards the Solomon Islands Government's overall vision for the justice sector as expressed in the Justice Sector Strategic Framework; "Communities in Solomon Islands have greater access to a credible justice system that supports the rule of law".

The SIJP works with a number of agencies including the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, the Correctional Service Solomon Islands and the Police Prosecutions Directorate, and the Solomon Islands Governance Program to further the common goal for communities in Solomon Islands to be safer and have better access to services.

The role

Join Cardno in Honiara, Solomon Islands to strengthen the institution of the National Judiciary in support of Program objectives and planned outcomes through the provision of in-line support to the High Court.

This role also involves:

-Adjudicating matters before the High Court of Solomon Islands efficiently and effectively
-Where appropriate, delivering mentoring to members of the judiciary
-Assisting the Chief Justice in identifying and implementing operational reforms in the High Court, including those which address delays and court backlogs

Please copy paste this link to access the Terms of Reference detailing responsibilities and selection criteria: https://www.cardno.com/media/4528/puisne-judge-tor-040619.pdf

For further information regarding the role, please do not hesitate to contact recruitment@sirf.com.sb

About you

You will be a motivated and proactive Judge with the right combination of talent, energy and a commitment to technical excellence. You will also have

-Tertiary qualification in Legal studies or relevant area
-Minimum of 15 years of legal experience including at least ten years as a judge of a court of superior civil jurisdiction in a common law jurisdiction.
-Demonstrated experience in courtroom management and an ability to efficiently manage cases.
-Demonstrated commitment to gender equity and disability inclusion issues in planning, practices and in support of service delivery.
-A sound (or the capacity to quickly acquire) an understanding of Solomon Islands or Pacific development context


This position is classified under DFAT's Aid Adviser Remuneration Framework (ARF) as Discipline D, Level 4 and will be offered at a level commensurate to the successful candidate's experience relevant to the role. To access the ARF rates, please copy and paste the following link: https://bit.ly/2pWN5TW

Location and travel requirementsThe position will be based in Honiara with possible provincial travel.

How to apply

We welcome your interest in joining the Cardno team. Click the "apply" button to submit your application online with the reference number CID/MN/SIRF/PJ by Sunday 7th July, 2019. Your application must include the following:

-Your CV; and
-Completed application form in lieu of a cover letter. Please copy paste this link to access the application form: https://www.cardno.com/media/4529/application-form-puisne-judge.pdf









Suitably qualified applicants are invited to fill the position of:


To serve in any island of the Eastern Caribbean where the Court presides.

Applicants for the position of Master must be qualified to practice as a barrister in a court of unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or in a court having jurisdiction in appeals from such court and has so practiced, for a period of or for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 7 years; or has been serving in the office of judge in such court for a period of or for periods amounting in the aggregate to not less than 7 years.

Applicants are also expected to possess a high level of personal integrity and if successful are expected to subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the Judiciary of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.

SALARY: EC$15,513.00 monthly inclusive of travel and housing allowances.

Interested persons may download an application package from the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court's Website - https://www.eccourts.org/vacancy-notice-master/ or request in writing from:

The Secretary
Judicial and Legal Services Commission
P. O. Box 1093
Saint Lucia, West Indies
Telephone: [758] 457-3600
Email: jlsc@eccourts.org

or download the following documents:
Application Form Guide for Master
Guide for Referees
Referee Assessment Form

Deadline for receipt of applications: 31st July 2019

Note: Only suitably qualified applicants will be acknowledged. The Commission does not bind itself to make an appointment from among those persons who apply.



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