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Legal Researcher

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

IDLO and the Procurement Administrative Review Board, (PPARB), seek to recruit two embedded legal researchers to provide technical assistance to the PPARB

Responsibilities

  • Undertake research on points of law as instructed relating to the mandate given to PPARB by the Constitution, Act, Regulations and other public procurement and asset disposal laws. 
  • Investigate facts of cases and ensure all relevant information pertinent to assigned cases is provided for consideration; 
  • Research, identify appropriate laws, judicial decisions, legal articles and other materials that are relevant to assigned cases; 
  • Monitor and report compliance with summons, orders and decisions made by the Board; 
  • Compile statistical analyses of cases handled and activities undertaken by the Board; 
  • Make sure the Board members are fully prepared for closings, hearings, trials and Board’s meetings; 
  • Where so instructed, provide support in mediating or arbitrating disputes and in appeals’ hearings. 
  • Prepare written legal opinions on ongoing cases that the members of the Board can make reference to in development of their decisions; 
  • Oversee the organization of files of cases to make them accessible to presiding Chair/Members of the Board; 
  • Coordinate and facilitate the retrieval of trial records; 
  • Organize, draft, coordinate and compile documents relating to the various programmes/meetings /workshops/conferences of the PPARB’s mandate, project and expert group reports, and taking detailed notes at meetings and conference. 
  • Write relevant and periodic reports from information acquired in various workshops; 
  • Where so requested, develop media briefs for the Board Secretary/CEO and Board members on the legal aspects of the work of the PPARB.
  • Assist the Secretary to liaise with the Attorney General’s office on judicial review matters by preparing pleadings, replying affidavits and instructions.
  • Monitor progress and status of judicial review cases at the Court and compile statistical and legal analyses of judgements rendered thereof and advise the Board on the same. 
  • Any other relevant duty or responsibility assigned by the Board Secretary/CEO, PPARB.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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