Legal and Administration Officer

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Legal and Administration Officer

  • Post Date:February 14, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
Job Description

The position requires exceptional legal skills and experience, as well as superior interpersonal and leadership skills. The incumbent will be on a performance-based fixed – term contract and will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

OVERALL PURPOSE:

The job holder is responsible for the provision of sound legal advice and ensuring a proactive legal service exists in the institution to protect the institution’s interests.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Provides legal advice to management and staff on legal and corporate governance.
  • Conducts research, interprets laws, rules and regulations, prepares legal opinion and briefs for management.
  • Drafts legal documents such as contracts, leases, memoranda of understanding (MOUs) and related documentation to ensure that interests of the Board are adequately protected and safeguarded in litigation matters.
  • Manages outsourced legal services and gives appropriate instructions and briefing to external legal services providers.
  • Ensures compliance with all statutory regulations through the maintenance of a robust legal records management system.
  • Assists the Company Secretary with submission of statutory returns to various regulatory bodies.
  • Oversees operations of the legal function, sets goals and objectives, and designs a framework for these to be met.
  • Assists Senior Management in the formulation of an overall strategic direction.
  • Oversees the TRB’s records from their creation and preservation through to disposal.
  • Assists in reviewing existing rules regulations related to the TRB’s operations and recommending appropriate amendments.
  • Assists in editing and reviewing of documents submitted to management for evaluation.
  • Develops and edits relevant communications and promotional materials, publicity on print and social media.
  • Supports Heads and Staff through internal and external communication to reinforce the Board’s social responsibility strategies.
  • Fosters community relations through events such as open days and through involvement in community initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree or Equivalent
  • Must be a Registered Legal Practitioner in Zimbabwe
  • MBA, MBL, CIS an added advantage
  • 5 years working experience
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English, strong communication, writing and editing skills
  • Knowledge of the Laws of Zimbabwe
  • Ability to present facts clearly and logically orally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Interested candidates should submit application with detailed CV, and certified copies of academic and professional qualifications to the Head Human Resources on [email protected] not later than 19 February 2021