Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)

Chief Legal & Corporate Services Officer (Grade: G2)

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)
Feb. 26, 2023
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Job Description

Applicants are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the vacant post that has arisen in the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission.

Reports To: Executive Secretary.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop policies and procedures for the Legal and Corporate Service Function.
  • Develop and facilitate implementation of the corporate legal strategy of the Commission.
  • Attend to policy formulation in relation to the pieces of legislation relevant to the Commission.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts and Memoranda of Understanding entered into by and between the Commission and stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all contracts entered into by the Commission are legally compliant.
  • Ensure that contracts are properly documented, executed and recorded for safekeeping.
  • Support the Executive Secretary in the provision of secretarial, legal, compliance, governance advisory services to the Commission.
  • Ensure the Commission's compliance with corporate governance best practices, legal and regulatory standards.
  • Prepare Commission meeting board packs and ensure distribution.
  • Refer files of matters requiring legal advice and litigation to the Civil Division of the Attorney General's office and provide appropriate instruction guided by the Commission.
  • Represent the Commission in court matters involving the Commission in conjunction with an officerfrom theAttorney General's office.
  • Represent the Commission at meetings or conferences relevant to the position.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, annual, and other reports.
  • Appraise, supervise and offer advice to subordinates. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree.
  • A relevant Master's degree is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a legal environment.
  • Registered legal practitioner in Zimbabwe.
  • Must be a member of the Law Society of Zimbabwe.
  • Full understanding of the legal statutes and interpretation of the law.
  • Excellent contract management skills.
  • Excellent report writing, presentation skills and excellent leadership skills.
  • Ability and tenacity to work with diverse stakeholders.
  • Must be a person of high integrity, professionalism, assertiveness and innovation, who values confidentiality.
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft packages.
  • A clean class four (4) driver's license. 


How to Apply

Applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications and experience should be addressed and forwarded to: 

The Human Resources Director,

  • Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission, 144 Samora Machel Avenue, Harare OR
  • Bulawayo office, 46 Park Road, Suburbs, Opp. Bulawayo Polytechnic Main Gate, Bulawayo OR
  • Mutare Office, 59 Second Street, PREMCO Building, 2nd Floor, Mutare OR
  • Masvingo Office, Chiefs Hall, Masvingo.


E-mail application to: zhrchumanresources23@gmail.com

NB: Only shortlisted candidates meeting the above requirements will be responded to. NB: Applicants should indicate the post applied for on the envelopes and email subject. "The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission is an equal opportunity employer which practices gender and human rights-based approaches to recruitment. Qualified women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply". 

Deadline: 26 February 2023.

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Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC)

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) is a national human rights institution which was established under section 242 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe. It is an independent Commission whose main mandate is to protect, promote and enforce human rights.

Website: https://www.zhrc.org.zw/

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