Legal Officer – Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust (WLSA) Zambia

Company Name Women and Law in Southern Africa
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Women and Law in Southern Africa Research and Education Trust (WLSA) Zambia is seeking for a highly motivated and competent person to fill the role of Legal Officer.

Main Duties include:
1. Provide legal representation in Court on behalf of clients who are unable to afford legal fees..
2. Support Field Coordinators in various Districts with legal matters and drafting and filing documents.
3. Write and submit reports on legal intervention given to WLSA clients
4. Provide legal aid to WLSA clients including but not limited to providing legal advice and civil criminal litigation.
5. Monitoring changes in Legislation, Regulation, Initiatives and relevant practices affecting women and child rights.
6. Provide supervision to the WLSA Legal Department.
7. Provide Legal Opinions on laws affecting women and children.
8. Monitor and follow up cases to assess any changes in the service provided to GBV survivors.
9. Monitor and follow up cases ensure that GBV survivors’ cases are investigated and prosecuted.
10. Support service providers to ensure that GBV cases proceed to trial.
11. Draft proposals and concept notes for additional funding to donors.
12. Develop new and review existing training materials.
13. Prepare and facilitate workshops and seminars.
14. Speak on Radio and Television programs on behalf of WLSA when necessary.
15. Represent WLSA Zambia at Partner and Networking Meetings.
16. Promote and Support the development of conducive policy, legal, and regulatory environment for gender equity and equality.
17. Participate at Senior Management Meetings and advising the National Director and the Chief of Party.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Degree in Law (LLB), Masters in Human Rights Law will be an added advantage.
2. Full Grade twelve (12) Certificate.
3. Valid Practicing Certifcate.
4. An advocate of the High Court for Zambia with atleast two (2) years post bar qualification.
5. Must be a member of the Law Association of Zambia.
6. Ability to explain legal matters clearly.
7. Proven track record of court appearances.
8. Computer literate.
9. Excellent communications skills.
10. Atleast two (2) years relevant working experience in a busy law firm.

How to Apply:

Applications can be sent to:
Women and Law in Southern Africa
33 Joseph Mwilwa Road
P.O. Box 34777
Rhodespark
Lusaka

or send electronic copies to rhoda@wlsazambia.org and infor@wlsazambia.org.

Note that: Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to. Original certificates will be required from shortlisted candidates only. WLSA Zambia believes in gender equality and inclusion. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.

Job Application Email rhoda@wlsazambia.org
Deadline 30/01/2017