Legal Officer (1)

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ZAMRA wishes to invite applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons who are ambitious, innovative, energetic and performance-driven to fill in vacant positions.

About Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority The Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority (ZAMRA) was set up by the Medicines and Allied Substances Act (No. 3) of 2013 as a statutory body responsible for medicine and allied substances regulation in Zambia

ZAMRA’s vision is to be a leader and centre of excellence in regulation of medicines and allied substances. Its mission is to protect and enhance public and animal health through the regulation of medicines and allied substances.

Purpose of The Job

To provide legal support to the Authority in compliance with the provision of the law and in accordance with Authority Policies in order to protect the Institutions Interests

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Assist the Legal Manager/Board Secretary with:

  • To Provide legal advice on the operations of the Authority to ensure that there is compliance with the law;
  • Representing the Authority in civil litigation matters and preparation of court documents
  • Preparing legal opinions and guidance on changes and developments in legislation, regulations, guidelines and practices affecting the operations of the Authority;
  • Foster compliance by reviewing and drafting contracts, agreements, policies and other legal documents as required;
  • Ensuring best practices are adopted and guidelines complied with, and that all activities comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations;
  • Providing efficient and effective legal risk management support in form of monitoring and compliance with internal policies and relevant legislation;
  • Attending to prosecution of offences under the Medicines and Allied Substances Act No. 3 of 2013 to enforce compliance with the law; and
  • Prepare and escalate reports to the Legal Manager/Board Secretary

Qualification And Experience:

  • Full Form V/Grade 12 School Certificate with five (5) ‘O’Levels with credit or better, including Mathematics and English;
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB);
  • Advocate of the High Court with a minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience
  • Member of the Law Association of Zambia with a valid Practicing Certificate

Competencies/Attributes:

  • Excellent knowledge of High Court and Supreme Court Rules;
  • Good advocacy skills;
  • Good trial court skills;
  • Legal drafting Skills;
  • computer literate;
  • interpersonal skills;
  • integrity;
  • confidentiality;
  • analytical skills;
  • Analytical thinking, and
  • Conceptual thinking

Method of Application

Applicants who meet the above qualifications MUST

Submit a signed application letter accompanied by a detailed Curriculum Vitae including three (3) traceable referees and day time telephone numbers and contact address.

Certified and validated copies of Academic and Professional Certificates

All applications should reach the undersigned.

Apply to:

The Director-General,

Zambia Medicines Regulatory Authority,

Plot No. 2350/M, Off Kenneth International Airport Road,

P.O.BOX 31890,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
14 Oct 15:13