Legal and Corporate Services Manager

Vacancy Details

  • Career Level Supervisor / Manager
  • Experience 3 Years
  • What we do Government & ParastatalsTourism / Travel & Aviation
  • Qualifications Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority is a renowned organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the country’s rich natural heritage.

With a strong commitment to preserving biodiversity and promoting sustainable practices, the Authority plays a vital role in safeguarding Zimbabwe’s parks and wildlife. Join our team and contribute to the preservation of our nation’s natural treasures.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Legal and Corporate Services Manager to join the Legal & Corporate Services Department.

Reporting to the Director Corporate Services (Company Secretary), the incumbent will provide expert legal advice and ensure compliance with relevant legislation. This role requires a deep understanding of the Parks and Wildlife Management Act Chapter 20:14 and the ability to oversee various legal and corporate functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive research and offer legal counsel to the Authority on all transactions.
  • Ensure accurate interpretation and application of legislation pertaining to the Parks and Wildlife Management Act.
  • Represent the Authority in court litigation, effectively advocating for its interests.
  • Monitor criminal matters and ensure adherence to the Parks and Wildlife Act during investigations, arrests, and prosecutions.
  • Draft and interpret agreements, such as leases, MOUs, and Joint Ventures, on behalf of the Authority.
  • Provide training on the Parks and Wildlife Act and its subsidiary legislation to the Authority’s employees and stakeholders.
  • Recommend legislative reviews to ensure their continued relevance and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with external lawyers on assigned cases and oversee their management.
  • Manage debt collection activities within the Authority.
  • Foster an enabling performance environment and effectively lead the Legal and Corporate Services Department.
  • Motivate, train, and develop staff within the department to enhance their professional growth.
  • Formulate the budget for the Legal and Corporate Services department and allocate resources accordingly.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • LLB Honours Degree or an equivalent qualification.
  • An additional LLM/MBA, Masters in Environmental Law, or a relevant Commercial Masters’ degree is advantageous.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Parks and Wildlife Act Chapter 20:14 and related conservation laws.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar managerial role.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.
  • Membership in the Law Society of Zimbabwe.

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