Senior Legal Officer
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The position is necessary to provide legal research and advice, interpretation of legislation, drafting and review of contracts/Service level agreements; to lead in the amendment of existing legislation in line with the needs of the organization and to address challenges met by operatives In applying existing legislation. Position reports to the Corporate Secretary
Broad Role
To provide legal services in an efficient and effective timely manner that enhances compliance with legal and statutory requirements.

Duties And Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
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Preparing and reviewing legal contracts, deeds, leases, and other legal papers of a routine nature;

Researching on relevant statutes, rulings and precedents to be used as a basis for answering requests for legal opinions;

Handling all legal matters including litigations in liaison with external lawyers;

Providing legal advice and ensure compliance with legal and statutory requirements;

Maintaining a comprehensive database of all legal matters with up to date progress; Reviewing and formulating legal policies, procedures and regulations;

Reviewing recent legislation, court cases, correspondence and publications pointing out matters of note or which necessitate management action;

Liaising with other departments in managing legal matters;

Assisting in the provision of company secretarial duties to the Board of Directors a s and when the need arises;

Attending court and relevant registries as and when required to;

Conducting legal awareness and education to company staff;

Attending meetings within and outside the company premises on behalf of the company;

Qualifications And Experience
Education, Professional Qualifications and Work Experience
a) Bachelor of taws (LLB) degree from a recognized university
b) An advocate of the High Court of Zimbabwe with a current Practicing Certificate
c) A registered member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe in good standing;
d) Have a minimum of 7 years post admission experience in a busy legal depart men t/ environment.
Required Skills and Competencies
a) Strong management, negotiation and report writing skills
b) Computer literacy and familiarity with standard office computer applications; t) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
d) Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

How To Apply
Written applications including CVs and certified copies of certificates should be submitted not later than Thursday 20 February 2020 to:
Director Administration & Human Resources
Zimbabwe National Road Administration
ZINARA House
Stand No. 489
Runiville
Glenroy Crescent
Highlands, Harare