Internal Position No.: 
JLSC 3 of 2022

Role Summary

The role of Assistant Parliamentary Counsel will draft legislation and memoranda of understanding on bi-lateral matters and assist with rendering legal advice in a consistent, professional and timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

1. Draft primary and subsidiary legislations on the basis of drafting instructions from Government Ministries; vet imperial legislations and submit comments thereon in a timely and professional manner.
2. Liaise with and advise Government Ministries and Departments on the formulation of drafting instructions to ensure consistent and effective drafting and application.
3. Monitor and advise on the Legislative Drafting Computerisation Programs of the Chambers in order to ensure that the most efficient and up-to-date programs are employed within the unit.
4. Liaise with and advise the Clerk of the House of Assembly on matters relating to legislations and motions, and advise Government Departments on specific matters, including international law matters, to ensure that Government decisions are based upon up-to-date and expert information.
5. Attend official meetings from time to time to give guidance and assist with rendering advice on legal issues relevant to such meetings.
6. Perform any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Department.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Laws Degree or equivalent
  • Post graduate degree, diploma or certificate in Legislative Drafting
  • Legal Practitioner's Certificate
  • Five (5) years’ post qualification experience
  • Expert knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of legislative drafting practices and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of applicable statutes and statutory interpretation
  • Sound legal research skills
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Working knowledge of relevant computer applications
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment
  • Sound oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 15 June 2022
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