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Legal Assistant – Legal and Board Affairs

Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for appointment into ZPPA’s establishment for the following positions:

Responsibilities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advises on all legal related issues, whenever required

Assists in drafting management, committee and Board minutes

Drafts court documents

Performs other related duties assigned by the Board Secretary

Qualifications

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.

Skill And Other Requirements

Excellent communication skills in writing and oral communication.

Excellent interpersonal skills and human relations skills.

Numerical/Computation Skills.

Drivers’ license added advantage

Tenure

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

How to apply

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:

Zambia Public Procurement Authority

11790 Sub J, Off Alick Nkhata Road,

Procurement House,

PO Box 31009,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
30 Nov 22:00
Hand deliver applications to
11790 Sub J, Off Alick Nkhata Road
Apply online
https://www.zppa.org.zm/news-item/-/journal_content/56/20182/43261?p_p_auth=ZMrRe3GR
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