Director Legal and Corporate Affairs – P5

Under the direction of the Secretary General, you shall perform the following functions:

(a) You will be responsible for providing Legal Advisory Services to the Secretariat, Member States, COMESA Policy Organs including the Inter-governmental Committee, the Council of Ministers, the COMESA Authority and COMESA Institutions and Specialized Agencies;
(b) Be responsible for supervising officers in the Legal and Cooperate Affairs Division, ensuring that targets and objectives are met.
(c) Provide Legal advice to the Secretariat, Committees, Intergovernmental Committee, Council and Authority;
(d) Provide Legal services to Member States;
(e) Provide Legal services to COMESA Institutions and Specialized Agencies.);
(f) Co-ordinate the implementation of the COMESA Services Liberalization Programme;
(g) Represent or cause to represent COMESA in legal proceedings in causes for and against COMESA;
(h) Design, prepare and Draft Legal Instruments;
(i) Discharge depository functions of all Legal Instruments;
(j) Scrutinize and Negotiate Agreements for COMESA;
(k) Review and interpret implementation of Treaty Provisions and legislation;
(l) Harmonize and prepare Common Market Legislation on Trade and Investment;
(m) Draft legal instruments for COMESA;
(n) Prepare and monitor implementation of New Legal Instruments; and
(o) Perform any cognate activities which may be assigned by the Secretary General from time to time.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum of Master’s degree in Law, Trade Law from an internationally recognised University is required. A PhD degree in the relevant field will be an added advantage. The applicant should have a practising licence in any of the COMESA Member States with at least 15 years of legal practice.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
At least fifteen (15) years of legal practice and experience at senior level in national government or international organization. Legal advisory experience in the COMESA region or a regional economic community will be an added advantage.

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