Legal Officer || Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology – MUAST

Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology - MUAST

REGISTRY DEPARTMENT
LEGAL OFFICER (1 POST)

DUTIES
Provide sound, timely high level legal and policy advice to University management.
Review and provide legal advice on MOUs, Contracts, and tender documents.
Review ongoing cases and advice management accordingly.
Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate courses of action have been taken.
Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management especially on contract management.
Provide and interpret legal information, conduct training and disseminate appropriate legal requirements to management and staff.

Review and advise management on legal implications of internal policies and procedures.
Review and draft contracts, agreements and internal policies and ensure that they are in compliance with all statutory or legal requirements.
Review progress of outstanding litigation and liaise with and manage external lawyers.
Identify University needs and develop efficient resource smart solutions including developing network of outside counsel and pro-bono relationships.
Formulate legal compliance check-lists for all the countries to be used for the purpose of ensuring that all information required is provided accordingly.
Continuously monitor compliance with statutory obligations and advise management accordingly.
Prepare periodic legal reports for management.

Review all contracts or any other documentation where the University has committed itself and assess legal implications that need to be brought to senior management’s attention.
Prepare, review and modify contractual instruments to assist and support various business activities.
Provide guidance on contract matters to project managers or other operational staff.
Develop and implement procedures for contract management and administration in compliance with legal requirements and University policy
Negotiate, review and draft documentation for business transactions and prepare and advise on the necessary checklist to be adopted to ensure information is submitted on time.
Represent the University on Staff Disciplinary Committees and Student Disciplinary Committees.

REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree. Master of Laws (LLM) in commercial law will be an added advantage.
Experience in or understanding of the public sector and/or higher education environment with at least 5 years in a senior management position
Be registered with the Law Society of Zimbabwe as a Legal Practitioner
Applicants must also have knowledge on the governance and administrative structures of State Universities.

TO APPLY
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
Information on salary and other benefits will be made available to shortlisted candidates.
APPLICATIONS
Applicants must submit six (6) sets of applications which should include the application letter, certified copies of certificates, national identification, birth certificate and detailed Curriculum Vitae giving full personal details including full names, place and date of birth, qualifications, experience, present salary, date of availability, contact details, names, addresses and email addresses of three referees. Applications in envelopes clearly indicating post applied for should be addressed to:
The Acting Deputy Registrar, Human Resources
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
P.O Box 35
MARONDERA

Hand deliver to or send by courier to:
Marondera University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
CSC Campus, Industrial Sites
15 Longlands Road
MARONDERA
The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday, 29 September 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The University does not charge applicants a fee at any stage of the recruitment process and does not have Agents who receive applications on its behalf