Legal Assistant job at Electoral Commission of Zambia

Vacancy title:Legal Assistant 

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Legal ]

Jobs at:

Electoral Commission of Zambia

Deadline of this Job:
Friday, April 12 2024 

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

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 09 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia seeks to recruit qualified and experienced individuals to fill short term positions of the following vacancies for a period of ONE (01) YEAR.

Legal assistant-(1)

Purpose of the job
To assist the Legal Department by giving legal advice, carrying out research and preparing for cases in court.

Reporting accountability
This position reports to the Legal Officer.

Main duties
• Assists in maintaining legal files;
• Conducts searches at PACRA and Court Registries in order to ensure that al relevant information is brought to the attention of the Legal Department:
• Conducts research and identifies appropriate laws, judicial decisions, lega articles and other materials to facilitate provision of legal opinions;
• Compiles, analyses, and organizes information for use by the Legal Department;
• Drafts pleadings and motions to be filed in court subject to approval.

Drafts legal opinions;
• Ensures that all documents required for drafting of contracts are submitted to the department;
• Conduct review of legal publications:
• Attend to filing Court documents:
• Follow up on matters pending with the Attorney General’s Office and Ministry of Lands;
• Prepare periodic reports on litigation and other matters in the lega department:
• Assists with the preparation of logistics for conflict management activities; and
• Perform any other related duties that the supervisor may reasonably request from time to time.

Qualifications and experience
• Full Grade Twelve Certificate or Equivalent
• Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree
• Has completed the legal practitioners Qualifying course
• Proof of having worked in a law firm or legal environment

Personal attributes
• Non-partisan.
• Honest and reliable with moral strength.
• High degree of attention to detail.
• Ability to work with minimum supervision.

• Inter-personal and communication skills.
• Analytical, organizational and leadership skills.
• Report writing and general written and oral presentation skills.

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months:

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
Interested candidates should send their applications to the undersigned enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae with names of three (03) traceable referees including their contact phone numbers and copies of educational and professional certificates not later than Friday, 12th April, 2024.
The Chief Electoral Officer,
Electoral Commission of Zambia,
Elections House, Haile Selassie Avenue,
P.O. Box 50274,
NB: Only shortlisted candidates will have their applications acknowledged

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Friday, April 12 2024 
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 09-04-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 09-04-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 09-04-2067
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