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The Zambia Public Procurement Authority (ZPPA) established by the Public Procurement Act No. 8 of 2020 is a body a body corporate and responsible for regulation of public procurement in Zambia. The Authority’s vision is “To be a regulatory body that creates and provides a conducive public procurement environment”. To support the actualization of its vision, the Authority invites applications from a suitably qualified and experienced candidate for appointment into ZPPA’s establishment for the following position:
JOB TITLE: PRINCIPAL OFFICER-LEGAL AND BOARD AFFAIRS- ZPPA 04
To carry out tasks aimed at supporting the Board Secretary in drafting legal documents, representing the Authority in Court and generally provide legal services to the Authority.
- STATEMENT OF MAIN DUTIES
The jobholder will specifically perform the following duties among others:
2.1 attend to litigation on behalf of the Authority and draft all relevant court documents in order to ensure that the legal interests of the Authority are adequately protected;
2.2 draft letters of demand and takes all other necessary steps to ensure that the Authority recovers monies owed to it;
2.3 review and draft contracts and other agreements in order to protect the interests of the Authority and ensure that they are line with the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, No. 12 of 2008 and Public Procurement Regulations, 2011;
2.4 undertake review of procurement legislation and recommend amendments to enable the Authority carry out its functions effectively;
2.5 advise the Authority on the interpretation of the provisions of the Public Procurement Act, Regulations and other related matters whenever required;
2.6 assist with the enforcement of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations;
2.7 assist with the coordination of Board, Board Committees and Management meetings and maintain a record of the proceedings; and
2.8 performs other related duties assigned by the Board Secretary.
- QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Full Grade Twelve (12) School Certificate with at least five (5) credits or better;
- Bachelor of Laws Degree and Advocate of the High Court; and
- Atleast four (4) years post admission experience as advocate of the High Court.
- OTHER SKILLS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- Good communication skills in writing and oral orientation;
- Good interpersonal, analytical and negotiation skills;
- Must have current Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) Practicing license; and
The position of Principal Officer-Legal and Board Affairs is on permanent and pensionable basis.
All applications will be treated in strictest confidence and should comprise a curriculum vitae and certified copies of Grade Twelve (12) certificate, Degree including transcript of degrees and any other relevant certificates, National Registration Card, and current practicing certificate of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) as required. Applications must be addressed to:
Zambia Public Procurement Authority
Stand No. Sub J – 11790
Off Alick Nkhata Road, Longacres
P O BOX 31009
Candidates MUST download and fill in the Profile Summary Form placed on the website and email it together with other documents to firstname.lastname@example.org in word format. Please indicate the position being applied for in the subject line and sign-off the application letter for employment. The size of your attachments should not exceed 10 Megabyte. Only applications sent via email will be considered.
Click here to download the PROFILE SUMMARY FORM
The closing date for receipt of applications will be Monday, 8th May, 2023 at 17:00 hours and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.