Senior Lawyer : Legal Resources Foundation

  • Harare

Legal Resources Foundation

DUE : 21 SEP 2022

An opportunity has arisen within a local human rights NGO working nationally to enhance access to justice and promote human rights. Applications from suitably qualified and experienced persons are invited for the post of Senior Lawyer based in Bulawayo.

The Senior Lawyer will be responsible for implementing and supervising the organisation’s legal education, legal services, research and advocacy initiatives in Matebeleland and Bulawayo provinces. The candidate must be able to lead and manage a team as well as working well with multi-level stakeholders within the district. Experience in litigation is pre-requisite and excellent written and oral communication skills are a must. The incumbent will be reporting to the Legal Programmes Manager.

The Senior Lawyer will be expected to :

Coordinate programme activities at the centre ensuring compliance with funding partner’s obligations
Continuously monitor programmes to assess progress and results and identifying challenges
Provide legal assistance to clients and handle strategic litigation
Compile donor specific and institutional reports and any other reports required by supervisor
Conduct research and advocacy initiatives
Conduct training of justice sector actors such as police, prisons and traditional leaders
compliance with organisational policies with respect to financial and human resources systems
Represent the organisation at provincial meetings with multi-level stakeholders
Manage performance of immediate subordinates including coaching and mentoring as well as supervise junior lawyers, interns and administrative assistant.

The Senior lawyer must have: An LLB BS- Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree; A Masters in Law/Development Studies/Business Administration
Registration with the High Court of Zimbabwe
Certification by the Law Society of Zimbabwe
5 years’ experience practicing law and at least 3 years’ experience working for an NGO
Clean driver’s license essential; willing to travel regularly within Zimbabwe
Language skills in Ndebele areprerequisite whilst knowledge of other additional local languages is an added advantage

Interested applicants to direct their applications with motivational letter and CVs to
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted