LEGAL OFFICER

Department/Faculty
Legal Services
Closing Date
Fri, 16 Aug. 2019

UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA

DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL SERVICES - VACANCY NO: IRC 827 -  LEGAL OFFICER

Requirements:  Candidates should: (i) hold at least an LLB Degree; (ii) be enrolled as an Attorney of the Courts of Botswana and be entitled to practice as such; (iii) possess interpersonal and communication skills, analytical thinking skills, and organizational and computer skills.

Duties:  The successful candidate will be responsible for (i) the provision of legal advice and services to University committees, bodies and other organs as shall be required from time to time; (ii) provision of advice on the interpretation and application of the University General Conditions of Service and other regulatory instruments; (iii) draft and review contracts, agreements and leases between the University and other parties for the delivery of goods and/or services to the University; (iv) consult and liaise with faculties, departments, centres and other organs of the University on matters of a legal nature; (v) liaise with attorneys representing the University in litigation and other matters and (vi) review relevant legislation, statutes, rules and regulations of the University and make appropriate recommendations to the Director, Legal Services. 

The Legal Officer reports to the Director, Legal Services and, working under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Director, will:  (i) ensure that agreements and contracts entered into by the University are sound and protect the interest of the University; (ii) provide timely legal advice and services to various committees, bodies and organs of the University; (iii) ensure that such committees, bodies and organs adhere to and comply with relevant legislative enactments and statutory requirements in their operations; and (iv) minimize litigation and legal challenges to activities of the University.

Remuneration:  The University offers a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with qualifications and experience.  For more information on the university visit our website at www.ub.bw.

Applications are to address the stated qualifications, and provide any other information to assist the University to determine their suitability for the position.  They should quote the vacancy number of the post applied for, provide current CVs (including telephone, telefax and e-mail), certified true copies of educational certificates, transcripts and names and addresses of three referees, and send complete documentation to:  The Manager, Appointments and Administration (Support), Private Bag 0022, Gaborone, Botswana.  Telephones:  355 2040 or 355 5731.  Hand delivered applications should be submitted to Block 108/205.  Applicants should inform their referees to (i) Quote the Vacancy Number and Position applied for and (ii) Submit their references directly to the above address, before the stipulated closing date.

Applications with incomplete information and/or submitted after the closing date will not be acknowledged.

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

CLOSING DATE: 16th August, 2019