JOB TITLE:Legal Officer
DEPARTMENT:Legal and Industrial Relations
POSITION OVERVIEW: The  position  holder assists  the Zambia Federation of  Employers Legal Counsel in providing  services  to ZFE  Members on Labour  and  Industrial Relations matters
TYPE OF CONTRACT:Permanent and Pensionable
 1.      Advisory: Assist in Providing Labour and industrial relations advice to companies  individually through advisory notes  and collectively through periodical advisory notes on topical issues.2.      Research and critical analysis: Keep abreast with developments on industrial relations in statutory law and Superior Court jurisprudence.3.      Lobbying and advocacy: Assist in Lobbying with Government, National Assembly, cooperating partners, stakeholders, and international affiliates through participation in stakeholder consultations, submission of detailed written analyses and recommendations on efficacy of legislation and policy for private sector sustainability, and collaboration in preparation of ZFE press statements.4.      Drafting, review and revision: Assist in Draft, review and revision of employment contracts, HR policies, recognition and collective agreements, etc. as part of the Federation’s consultancy services.5.      Dispute resolution: Provide members with background assistance on industrial relations disputes and represent members in Court. Assist with facilitation of ex curiasettlement through negotiation, informal mediation and preparation of settlement agreements.6.      Capacity building: Build capacity in labor law compliance through regular facilitation of capacity building seminars.7.      Contribute to revenue generation: Provide fee-based industrial relations consultancy services and innovate on ways in which the consultancy services portfolio can be improved.8.      Networking: Create networks with  relevant stakeholder locally  and internationally9.      Any other work reasonably incidental to the above.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:·         Advocate of the High Court of Zambia with minimum two (2) years at the Bar and current practicing certificate.·         Grade 12 School Certificate with at least Credit in English and Mathematics.·         LLB from a recognized university.·         Demonstrated competency in research, critical analysis, drafting, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.·         Sound understanding of contract law, Zambian labor laws and general industrial relations practice. Understanding of International Labor Standards and previous interaction with the Office of the Labor Commissioner an asset.·         Advanced computer skills including in MS Office suite and customer management software.·         Company secretarial and administrative experience an advantage·         Valid drivers’ license and willing to travel both locally and internationally.
Interested applicants should apply to the Executive Director , Zambia Federation of Employers , Employers’ house plot 6662 Mberere Road Olympia Extension Lusaka , P.O. Box 31941 Lusaka , or email attaching all relevant supporting documents not later than  Friday 9th September  2022.

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