Paralegal Officer at National Legal Aid Clinic for Women

  • Full Time
  • Ndola
  • 00 USD / Year
  • Salary: 00

National Legal Aid Clinic for Women

NATIONAL LEGAL AID CLINIC FOR WOMEN

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

The National Legal Aid Clinic for Women (NLACW) is a Project of the Women’s Rights Committee of the Law Association of Zambia which was established in 1990 to empower Women by facilitating their access to legal rights by way of legal representation, counseling, legal human rights education as a distinct but integral part of the women’s movement.

NLACW is implementing the Project titled Enhanced Access to Justice through the Continued Operation of the Legal Services Units (LSUs) at the Ndola and Kitwe Subordinate Courts under the Enabling Access to Justice, Civil Society Participation and Transparency (EnACT) Programme with Support from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through GIZ.

The project seeks to inter alia, provide legal aid services to the indigent and vulnerable persons in contact with the justice system, through LSUs at the Ndola and Kitwe Subordinate Courts, with a primary focus on detainees/accused persons; increase access to pre-trial and post-trial measures including the number of bails granted and executed, the use of diversion measures for juvenile offenders, and faster processing of confirmation orders for juveniles and increase knowledge and awareness on rights and procedures by members of the public.

NLACW now invites suitably qualified individuals to apply for the following position.

1.   PARALEGAL OFFICER– NDOLA (1)

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 Certificate (minimum of 5 passes including English)
  • LLB (Law) Degree or
  • TEVETA Level 1 Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • Experience in para legal work will be an added advantage

Key responsibilities:

  • Conduct legal education on the rights of detainees/accused persons
  • Provide legal information on the rights of detainees/accused persons
  • Provide legal advice and legal assistance to persons appearing before the Subordinate Court in criminal cases
  • Conduct mediation and negotiation in matters involving LSU clients
  • Manage interactions with other justice stakeholders
  • Perform such other functions as may be assigned by superiors

TECHNICAL AND BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES

  • Strong Analysis
  • Advanced level of computer skills
  • Results Focused and high attention to detail
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and organize
  • A self-starter
  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications should send their application letters, Curriculum vitae, three traceable references and include photocopies of relevant certificates to: – [email protected] copy [email protected]

The Executive Director

National Legal Aid Clinic for Women

Plot No. 110A/150

Musonda Ngosa Road

Villa Elizabeth

Private Bag E578

LUSAKA

Deadline for applications: Not later than 15th June, 2024

To apply for this job email your details to nlacwlusaka@gmail.com