Young Women Christian Association Currently Recruiting: Para-legal Officers


  • Company: Young Women Christian Association
  • Location: Lusaka, Lusaka Province, Zambia
  • State: Lusaka
  • Job type: Full-Time
  • Job Category: Legal Jobs in Zambia

YWCA Lusaka Branch with funding from GIZ will be implementing a 6 months project on Community Legal Services.

The Para-legal Officer will oversee the implementation of the Project. She/he will report to the Programmes Coordinator who has the overall responsibility of the management of the programmes of the Lusaka Branch. She /he will be responsible for the implementation, monitoring of the Project and preparation of timely reports for submission to the Programmes and the members of the GIZ project consortium.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Preparation of the work plan for the project.
  • Oversee all legal requirements for Community Desk Officers.
  • Coordinate implementation of project activities in line with Legal requirements.
  • Preparation and submission of reports.
  • Link communities to Courts, Victim Support Unit, YWCA Shelters and Health Services especially defiled children and abused women.
  • Make follow-ups on cases being handled and referred.
  • Strengthen linkages and networking with other organizations.
  • Liaising with other networking consortium members, submission of all reports to the Programmes
  • Coordinator and as per report requirements in the Consortium.
  • Promote the value/policies for the YWCA.
  • Carry out any other responsibilities assigned by the Programmes Coordinator, Regional
  • Coordinator or as directed by the Board.

REPORTING                                                                                                

The Paralegal Officer – Working as a member of the programmes department, reporting and be directly supervised by the Programmes Coordinator.

QUALIFICATIONS AND KEY COMPETENCIES

  • A higher diploma or degree or above in Law or any related field with at least 5 years work experience in development.
  • Work Clarity and Quality; have ability efficiently and effectively, demonstrated technical abilities, accurate and organized.
  • Time Management; have focused approach to the tasks, punctual to work, effective management of competing priorities to meet organizational deadlines.
  • Leadership and teamwork; demonstrated team spirit through active participation in organizational processes, manage groups/teams, check progress & offer support/advice, help people know what is needed and coach people through tasks & guided performance.
  • Self –Confidence; work confidently within agreed parameters, confidently deal with any difficult situations and setbacks.
  • Communications/information seeking; able and willing to communicate, able to present information effectively, both orally and in writing, able to collect information and use it to effectively communicate.

Application Instructions                                              

Please send an email to [email protected] with your CV and a Cover letter explaining your interest, and contact information(phone # and email) for at least 3 professional references, by 23rd January 2017 at 12:00 hours Central African Time.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.


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