Legal Counsel

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Bank of Zambia

The Bank of Zambia, an equal opportunity employer, invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced Zambians for the following vacant position:

LEGAL COUNSEL (1 POST)
GRADE: BoZM5

Job Purpose

Provide legal services to the Bank in compliance with the provision of the law and in accordance with Bank Policies in order to protect the Bank’s interests.

Main Accountabilities

  • Provide legal opinions and advise on the interpretation of relevant statutes to provide sound advice and ensure that operations are in accordance with the Law.
  • Advise the Bank on new legislation and all legislative queries, amendments, repeals that may be proposed or considered.
  • Review and draft of contracts, legislations, policies, rules and procedures and keep records thereof to protect the Bank’s and other stakeholders’ interests.
  • Represent the Bank in court and attend to all litigation matters including the drafting of appropriate court process, interlocutory applications and generally to safeguard the interests of the Bank and other stakeholders in all active or pending court cases to ensure that favourable judgements are recorded where the Bank institutes the litigation or defends a matter.
  • Prepare all case work for court litigation, mediation or ex-curia settlement which ever may occur.
  • Identify and arrange appropriate witnesses for pre trail briefs with external lawyers.
  • Review judgments, pronouncements, determination of the judicial bodies and advise the Bank on the effects of such decisions on the operations of the Bank.
  • Prosecute matters under the Bank of Zambia Act, Banking and Financial Services Act and the National Payment Systems Act to enforce compliance with the law.
  • Undertake conveyance on behalf of the Bank to protect the interest of the Bank.
  • Collect and maintain, both electronic and hard copy, of all the relevant Acts, Statutory Instruments for the Bank.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Laws, AHCZ, ASCZ + a valid practicing certificate.
  • Grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) ‘O’ Levels (credit or better).
  • Five (5) years relevant experience.

Key Knowledge and Attributes

  • Excellent Knowledge of High Court and Supreme Court Rules
  • Good advocacy skills
  • Good trial court skills
  • Good knowledge of Zambian employment case law
  • Excellent knowledge of the Banking and Financial Services

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

Bank of Zambia Conditions of Service will apply.

To Apply

Only candidates meeting the above role specifications are invited to apply online, Applicants’ detailed curriculum vitae (CV), scanned certified copies of certificates and National Registration Card MUST be attached to the online application. The closing date for applications is Monday, 24 June 2024.  Please note that only applications submitted online shall be considered.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job please visit lde.tbe.taleo.net.

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