Friday, April 8, 2011

Head of Legal Services

Job Ref. MN 4657

Our client, the National AIDS Control Council, wants to recruit a Head of
Legal Services urgently.

Job Purpose

To provide legal counsel to ensure appropriate interpretation of NACC legal
safeguards and rights at all times, provide advice to ensure appropriate
risk management for Council and Secretariat, and also provide counsel on
legislative and legal aspects that impact on the national response.

Job Profile

Legal advice on organization level issues

- Advising the council on all legal matters related to its activities and
- Advising on all matters pertaining to contract appointments for all
employees of the Council.
- Maintaining legal documents and records of the Council.
- Preparing draft legislation to support the implementation of the
National Aids Control Council’s policies and strategies.
- Prepare drafts and negotiate contracts, leases, formal agreements and
other legal instruments between the Council and other parties, participate
in settlement and arbitration of disputes to protect Council’s interests.
- Conduct legal research, develop concept papers, prepare legal briefs
and opinions as well as develop effective defence strategies, arguments and
testimony in preparation for legal proceedings.

Legal advice on role of the NACC in the National Response

- Providing legal counsel on legal and legislative issues impacting on
the national response.
- Support NACC in identifying the legal and legislative issues in the
process of facilitating policy development support.
- Assisting communication and advocacy on legal aspects associated with
- Support to partners engaged in the legal aspects of the national
response through key partners such as FIDA, CBOs, LSK, PLHIV and other
bodies that communicate on legal HIV and AIDS education or technical


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