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Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court: Judiciary, Supreme Court of Belize

Location: Belize
Closing date: 31 January 2017

Job purpose

The primary role of the Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court serve and function as deputy chief administrator of the  General Registry of the Supreme Court, Vital Statistics Department, the Companies Registry and the Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO).

Scope of work        

  • Vets and manages the processing  of all documents filed in the General Registry;
  • Administers and manages the Probate and Administration Registry;
  • Performs marriages, oversees and approves marriage applications and the apostilling of documents;
  • Assists the Registrar in administering  the procedures and protocols outlined in the Belize Civil Procedure Rules 2005;
  • Assists the Registrar in his or her capacity as the Accounting Officer in managing the Financial Expenditure and staff of the Supreme Court Registry, the Vital Statistics Unit, the Companies Registry and Belize Intellectual Property Office including supervising the preparation of the expenditure reports for the Belize Supreme Court;
  • Assists the Registrar with issuing, processing and executing judgments and other Judicial documents for the Supreme Court and performs other duties akin to a Master of the Court;
  • Assists with the management and day-to-day operations of the Court Office and motivates and evaluates staff, prepares employee performance reports and formulates the general vision of the Supreme Court Registry;
  • Assists with the  administrative functions and  the support activities of the Court and ensures that operations run efficiently  and in an organized manner;
  • Assists with ensuring that all equipment is functional at the Judge’s Chambers, Courtrooms, Court Office, the Judges’ residences and generally oversees human resource management issues;
  • Ensures that employees comply with Governmental policies and procedures and develops and coordinates training programmes for staff development;
  • Assists and helps to manage and conduct regular team and general staff meetings in order to  motivate staff to maintain good customer relations;
  • Administers cases to include settng dates for hearings, issuing notices, corresponds with Attorneys and Litigants and ensures case files are properly maintained supervises the preparation of appeal bundles, their transmission to the Court of Appeal and attends sittings of the court;
  • Participates or assists in training workshops and seminars and attends relevant workshops;
  • Performs such other duties as may from time to time may be assigned by the Registrar;
  • Assists with the monitoring of the annual budget of the Supreme Court;
  • Performs such duties as may be directed by the Chief Justice.

Qualification

Qualification as an Attorney-at-Law /Masters in Law.

Experience

Eight (8) years as an Attorney-at-Law. 

Skills

a) Ability to work accurately under pressure to tight deadlines.
b) Ability to assimilate complex matters and facts quickly and work independently.
c) Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work.
d) Excellent inter-personal skills, ability to work in a consultative and collaborative manner.
e) Strong communication, writing and IT skills.
f) Appreciation of confidentiality.
g) Supervision of staff at registry.
h) Sound judgement.

Salary

Basic Salary: BZD$ 70,000.00 (Belize Dollars) per annum
Allowances: BZD$22,500.00 (Belize Dollars) per annum

Applications are to be submitted to:

The Secretary, Judicial and Legal Services Commission
Ministry of the Public Service
Edney Cain Building
Belmopan, Belize
Central America

Tel: +501-822-2204/05
Fax: +501-822-2206
Email: director.hrmd@mps.gov.bz

Deadline for Submission: 31 January, 2017