Section 154 of the Constitution stipulates that the Clerk of Parliament and other Staff of Parliament are appointed on terms of conditions of service approved from time to time by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) and are Public Officers, distinct and separate from the Public Service. These appointments are on an open, performance based contract subject to the provisions of the Officers of Parliament (Terms of Service) Regulations, 2018, as amended from time to time.
Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified and experienced Zimbabwean citizens below the age of fifty (50), with a clean security, disciplinary, criminal record, to fill the permanent establishment vacant positions of Law Officers. Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage.
Reporting to the Counsel to Parliament, the successful candidates will be responsible for, among other duties, the following:-
5.1 Drafting Private Members’ Bills
Drafting private Members bills and advising Honourable Members on the same.
5.2 Rendering Legal Opinion
Rendering legal opinion to the Presiding Officers of Parliament, Members of Parliament and the Administration of Parliament on various issues concerning parliamentary work.
3 Preparing discussion papers, memoranda and conducting research on legal matters and other issues that may be brought to their attention for comment.
5.4 Government Bills
Assisting Members of Parliament to scrutinize Bills and drafting proposed amendments to Bills before the House.
Drafting rulings on Points of Order raised by Members of Parliament in the House, and announcements for use by the Hon. Speaker.
Providing litigation management services in instances where Parliament, Presiding Officers or Administration of Parliament are cited.
5.7 Law Revision
Attending to legal research with a view to make proposals to the Law Development Commission for law revision.
5.8 Advice to Parliamentary Committees
Providing legal advice to the various Parliamentary Portfolio and Thematic Committees on their parliamentary work.
5.9 Examining Bills and Statutory Instruments
Scrutinising Bills and Statutory Instruments before Parliament to ensure that they are not repugnant to the Republican Constitution and other existing laws.
Determining the admissibility of Petitions submitted to Parliament under the guidance of section 141 of the Constitution, read with Standing Order 186 and Appendix D of the Standing Rules and Orders of the National Assembly.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor of Laws Degree;
- Three (3) years’ experience in a public office;
- Registration and Practising certificate as a Lawyer is a must
- Strong interest in, and thorough knowledge of, Constitutional, Commercial and Administrative Law;
- Competence in legislative drafting is an added advantage.
- Excellent written and communication skills;
- Professionalism and personal integrity;
- Demonstrated solid work ethic;
- The ability to work under pressure
In return, Parliament of Zimbabwe offers a comparatively competitive public sector remuneration package which will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates.
Candidates with a good knowledge and practical application of Quality Management Systems (QMS) in particular ISO 9001:2015, will have a distinct advantage. Applications, together with fully detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certified educational and professional certificates, and three contactable referees, clearly showing which job is being applied for, should be hand-delivered and / or sent to:
The Clerk of Parliament
Corner Third Street & Nelson Mandela Avenue
P.O. Box CY 298
Alternatively, submissions can be e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Canvassing and CV fraud will lead to automatic disqualification.
The closing date for receiving applications is Monday, 14th MARCH, 2022