Director of Legal Services x3 | Local Government Service Commission | Lusaka, Zambia | Full Time


The Local Government Service Commission invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill
the listed vacant positions in various Local Authorities across the Country.

JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR OF LEGAL SERVICES (03)
SALARY SCALE: LGSS/03
DEPARTMENT: LEGAL SERVICES

JOB PURPOSE

To provide legal services to the Council in order to ensure that it operates within the legal framework.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

The candidate will be responsible for the following to:

  • Manage and undertake timely presentation of court matters in order to safeguard Council interest
  • Oversee timely processing of land applications in order to facilitate allocation and sustainable development
  • Oversee effectively the preparation and execution of contracts in order to enhance contract management
  • Oversee effectively the maintenance of the Deeds Register in order to facilitate property ownership
  • Oversee effectively the issuance of licences in order to regulate the conduct of business
  • Oversee timely the prosecution of criminal offences pursuant to the Local Government Act and other related legislation in order to enhance compliance
  • Supervise and manage the human, financial and material resources in order to enhance the operations of the department
  • Supervise and undertakes efficiently the implementation of performance management systems in order to facilitate im provement of performance and sustain performance.

QUALIFICATIONS

The candidate must have:

  • Full Grade Twelve (12)/Form Five 5 School Certificate with a minimum of Five (5) O Level credits including English Language and Mathematics;
  • Minimum age of thirty-five (35) years;
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree;
  • Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Zambia;
  • Five (5) years work experience; and
  • Be a paid up member with a valid practising license from the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ).



APPLICATION MODE

For physical deliveries:

The Commission Secretary,
Local Government Service Commission,
New Government Complex,
7th Floor, IndependenceAvenue,
P. O Box 36931

The closing date for receiving applications is 31st May, 2018 and that only successful candidates will be communicated to.

Lazarous Mulenda, FZIHRM
Commission Secretary
LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE COMMISION