Legal Officer

Pension and Insurance Authority

JOB ADVERTISEMENT

The Pensions and Insurance Authority is the regulatory and supervisory authority for the pensions and insurance industry in Zambia as provided in the Pensions Scheme Regulation Act No.28 of 1996 (as amended by Act No. 27 of 2005) and the Insurance Act No. 27 of 1997 (as amended by Act No. 26 of 2005). The Authority is empowered under section 5 of the Pension Scheme Regulation Act to formulate standards in the conduct of insurance and pensions business. The Authority supervises, among others; insurance companies, reinsurance companies, insurance intermediaries, pension schemes, fund managers and fund administrators.

The Authority hereby invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the position of Legal Officer

Overall responsibilities: –

Reporting to the Manager – Legal Services. The Legal Officer shall provide legal services, advice and professional guidance to the Authority in order to ensure that the Authority’s interests are legally protected at all times.

Specific duties: –

  1. Draws up and files all necessary motions, notices and bundles of documents with the appropriate court and tribunals on behalf of the Authority;
  2. Represents the Authority in Courts of Law with regards to disputes concerning breach of contracts, insurance claims, pensions, dismissals and related cases, so as to ensure the Authority’s interests are protected;
  3. Reviews and draws up all legal documents such as contract, agreements and policies to ensure they clearly prescribe what the Authority’s position is.
  4. Conducts research into legal issues to enable the Authority make informed decisions concerning various litigation cases and other legal matters.
  5. Prepares reports on findings and outcomes of research;
  6. Offer legal opinions and advice to Management before decisions are taken so that informed decisions are made.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Grade 12 School Certificate with 5 ‘O’ levels including English Language or its equivalent
  • A degree in Law (LLB) from a reputable Institution
  • Advocate of the High Court for Zambia with a valid Practicing Certificate issued by the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ)
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ post qualifying experience as an advocate.
Key Knowledge and Attributes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Analytical abilities
  • Good interpersonal skills and team player
Method Of Application

Interested candidates meeting the above qualifications should send their application letters, copies of certificates and Curriculum Vitae to the address below. The deadline is 10th July, 2020.

Human Resources and Administration Manager
Pension and Insurance Authority
Stand No. 4618
Lubwa Road, Rhodespark
P/Bag 30x
Ridgeway
Lusaka.

Only hardcopies submitted to the address above will be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.