Legal Assistant – Legal and Board Affairs | Zambia Public Procurement Authority | Lusaka, Zambia | Full Time


LEGAL ASSISTANT – LEGAL AND BOARD AFFAIRS , ZPPA 08/1 – (THREE YEAR CONTRACT)

1. PURPOSE

To assist the Board Secretary in drafting legal documents and generally provide Legal services to the institution.



2. STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES

2.1   Attends to litigation on behalf of the Authority in order to ensure that the legal interests of the Authority are adequately protected.

2.2   Drafts letters of demand to entities that have defaulted in settling debts or are in breach of contractual obligations in contracts entered into with the Authority.

2.3   Undertakes review of procurement legislation and regulations and recommends amendments to ensure that Procurement laws reflect the regulatory and supervisory functions of the Authority.

2.4   Conducts searches at the PACRA and Lands and Deeds registries to check whether details givento the Authority by procurement entities are correct.

2.5   Drafts Legal documents professionally and accurately to protect the Authority’s interests.

2.6   Assists with the enforcement of relevant legislation to ensure that the Zambia Procurement Act and Procurement Regulations are effectively administered.

2.7   Advises on all legal related issues, whenever required.

2.8   Assists in drafting management, committee and Board minutes.

2.9   Drafts court documents.



2.10   Performs other related duties assigned by the Board Secretary.

3.0      

  • Education:  Full Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate with five (5) credits or better.
  • Vocational Requirements:  Bachelor of Laws Degree and Advocate of the High Court
  •  Relevant Post Experience: 1 year post admission to the bar.

4.0  SKILL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  1. Excellent communication skills in writing and oral communication.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills and human relations skills.
  3. Numerical/Computation Skills.
  4. Drivers’ license added advantage.

5.0  TENURE

The appointment of the Legal Assistant is on a contractual basis of three (3) years.

6.0  APPLICATION PROCESS

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should comprise a CV and certified copies of Grade Twelve  (12) Certificate, Bachelor’s  degree and any other relevant  Certificates including Transcript of degrees, National  Registration Card,  and current practicing Certificate of the Zambia Law Association Zambia (LAZ). Applications to be addressed to:

The Director General
Zambia Public Procurement Authority
Stand 11790 Sub J
Off Alick Nkhata Road
Procurement House
P. O. Box 31009
Lusaka

CLOSING DATE

The closing date for receipt of applications will be Friday, 1st December, 2017 by close of business (17:00 hours). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.