2 Legal Officer job at National Assembly of Zambia
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2 Legal Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Professional Services , Category: Legal ]

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National Assembly of Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
23 December 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:

The National Assembly of Zambia invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates to fill the positions of Legal Officer.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Provide legal advice to the National Assembly Management and Members of Parliament on all legal aspects concerning the running of the National Assembly and its mandate as given in the Constitution and other laws;
• Render legal opinions to the National Assembly Management on Parliamentary and Administrative matters;
• Draft Private Members’ Bills and amendments to Bills;
• Provide analysis for all Bills and International Agreements presented to the National Assembly in order to assist the relevant Committees considering the Bills or international agreements;
• Examine and closely follow proceedings on Bills before the National Assembly and ensure that Bills passed by the House are assented to and published as Acts of Parliament;
• Draft Rulings and Announcements for the Speaker and other Presiding Officers;
• Respond to petitions by members of the public;
• Scrutinise contracts and memoranda of understanding entered into by the National Assembly with other entities to ensure that the interests of the National Assembly are protected and that the contracts comply with the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020 and other relevant laws;
• Conduct research on procedural matters and participate in the revision of the National Assembly Standing Orders, Members’ Handbook, Handbook on Unparliamentary Language and other documents relating to the operations of the National Assembly of Zambia, as and when need arises, subject to approval by the Standing Orders Committee;
• Conduct research on laws relating to the National Assembly and recommend their revision where necessary, and draft the relevant Bills for onward transmission to the Ministry responsible for justice and legal affairs;
• Provide secretarial services to the Committee on Privileges and Absences;
• Prepare weekly updates on matters connected with the business of the House when the House is in session;
• Attend to litigation in conjunction with the Attorney-General’s Chambers; and
• Attend to any other assignments as may be given by the supervisor from time to time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
• Grade 12 School Certificate, with a merit or better in English and four (4) other subjects;
• Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognised University; Advocate of the High Court of Zambia;
• Post Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting; and Minimum of five (5) years working experience.

SKILLS
• Flexible, mature, sober minded and able to work long hours;
• Excellent organisational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks, coordinate and meet deadlines;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; and
• Proficiency in MS Office.


Education Requirement: No Requirements

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Job application procedure

Interested candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and experience should apply, with detailed curriculum vitae indicating three (3) traceable referees including their contact details to, The Hon Speaker, National Assembly, Parliament Buildings, P.O Box 31299, Lusaka, not later than Friday, 23 December, 2022.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS.


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Job Info
Job Category: Legal jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 23 December 2022
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 07-12-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 07-12-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 30-12-2066
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