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Job Opportunity for Legal Officer at Zambezi River Authority Head Office in Lusaka, Zambia Latest Vacancies in Zimbabwe on Hot Zim Jobs.

Location : Lusaka, Zambia

Closing Date : 25 July 2023

Zambezi River Authority

Job Opportunity : Legal Officer

Zambezi River Authority is seeking a highly motivated, suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean National to fill the position of Legal Officer under the Corporate Services Department, to be based at Head Office, Lusaka, Zambia

Job Purpose

To assist the Legal Counsel with legal research, monitoring of legislative developments, monitoring developments in corporate governance, preparation of court documents, attending to conveyancing matters and litigation portofolio management

Under the supervision of the Legal Counsel the Legal Officer will carryout the following key responsibilities

  • Conducting legal research on all legal matters covering labor, tax and property law governance etc
  • Assisting in the preparation of contracts, that is, gathering all the necessary information that must be feed into contracts and preparing the zero draft contracts for review by superior
  • Preparing legal documents for matters before courts of law in readiness for court hearings. This includes creating a complete file with all documents already files in court and all necessary evidence required to successfully pursue cases
  • Preparing, maintaining and updating a register of all potential claims against the authority
  • Handling all conveyancing matters for the Authority
  • Developing and recommending a legal policy of the Authority to the superior for approval and implementation
  • Attending to registration of legal documents where necessary
  • Assisting in the preparation/review of Authority policies
  • Monitoring and reporting developments in the field of corporate governance
  • Review draft Board Papers to check for grammar and clerical errors
  • Conducting general legal research
  • Preparation court/arbitration/mediation documents for the Authority
  • Monitoring and reporting legislative developments that have a bearing on Authority operations
  • Drafting/reviewing Authority documents for external communication e.g letters by Management, Advertisements, Expressions of interest etc
  • Performing any other duties within the scope of job as may be assigned from time to time by superior

Qualifications & Experience

  • 5 O Levels with C or better including English, Mathematics and any Science subject
  • LLB Degree
  • Admission to the bar
  • Minimum 5 yrs relevant experience
  • Membership of the Zimbabwe Law Society

Other Key Competencies

  • Team player
  • Leadership Skills
  • Results oriented
  • Team work
  • Problem solving skills
  • Customer focus
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Innovative
  • Quality oriented

Employment Type : Permanent and Pensionable

Please take notice that in a quest to ensure that the Authority Achieves one of its strategic goals regarding workplace Gender Equity and equality, female candidates are encouraged to apply


Written application letters together with detailed CVs and certified photocopies of academic & professional certificates should be forwarded to:

Senior Manager – Human Resource and Administration
Zambezi River Authority
Harare Office
Club Chambers, Nelson Mandela Avenue
PO Box 630

Kariba Office
Administration Block,21 Lake Drive
Pvt Bag 2001

Closing Date for receiving of applications is 25 July 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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