Job Vacancy For Head of Legal Department

The Judicial Service invites applications from suitably qualified Ghanaians for the following position: Head of Legal Department

Duties / Responsibilities:

He/She will lead in:

• Preparing and filing writs, pleadings, submissions, statements of cases, witness statements and other court/legal processes both for and against the institution
• Representing the institution in court and other fora such as the Labour Commission, etc, when necessary
• Advising on civil matters such as high-profile cases that should be referred to the external lawyers of the institution
• Liaising with the external lawyers of the institution in the discharge of their obligations to the institution
• Advise on statutory compliance's
• Research and preparing legal opinions on civil matters affecting the institution
• Drafting and/or reviewing letters, contracts and agreements for and on behalf of the institution and monitoring legal obligations under agreements to ensure compliance
• Assisting in the formulation, implementation and/or amendment of the institution's policies
• Providing sound legal advice to the institution and making recommendations to management as necessary
• Conducting research and providing opinions on internal issues
• Causing to be maintained, a database of the status of all court matters involving the institution
• Submitting weekly and monthly work reports to Line Manager
• Perform other related functions assigned

Qualification Required & Experience

• LLB/BA and BL
• Must be on the roll of Lawyers and a member of the Ghana Bar Association in good standing
• A Master's in Public Administration or MBA would be an advantage
• High moral character with proven integrity
• Must be highly proficient in the use of ICT tools

Work Experience

• A minimum of 12 years of post qualification experience with 5 years of administrative experience in a managerial position

Location: Accra

How To Apply For The Job

Qualified applicants should apply and attch their CVs, relevant certificates and the names, addresses and contact details of 3 referees to:

The Judicial Secretary
Judicial Service of Ghana
Supreme Court Administration Block
P.O.Box 119, Accra

Closing Date: 06 February, 2023