Call for Consultancy to Provide Legislative Drafting Services

Consultancy Call: Legal Research and Legislative Drafting Services

 

The Centre for Applied Legal Research (CALR) seeks to recruit legal research and legislative drafting experts to provide legal research and legislative drafting support services under an on-going initiative.

 

Under the overall supervision and direction of CALR’s Research and Advisory Unit, the Legal Research experts will:

  • Undertake research on constitutional principles and applicable international and regional best practices
  • Undertake legislative review of specified pieces of legislation and identify gaps requiring constitutional alignment
  • Make recommendations for proposed changes to specified legislation
  • Present research findings to various stakeholders at various fora including Stakeholder Consultations
  • Incorporate stakeholder input into research findings
  • Develop Drafting Instructions for legislative drafters
  • Provide technical input at various fora
  • Perform such other duty as may be assigned

 

Also under the overall supervision and direction of CALR’s Research and Advisory Unit, the Legislative Drafting experts will:

  • Conduct necessary legal research throughout the project, in coordination with relevant stakeholders,
  • Attend and participate in necessary meetings with stakeholders on the assignment.
  • Prepare & submit draft and final versions of the draft legislation/regulations
  • Perform such other duty as may be assigned

 

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education

  • Legal research experts should hold a Master of Laws Degree (qualifications related to governance and human rights will be an added advantage)
  • Legislative drafting experts should hold at least a Bachelor of Laws Degree and post-graduate qualifications in Legislative Drafting

 

Work experience

  • Legal research experts should have at least 7 years of professional experience in carrying out legal research
  • Applied Legal Research experience and research related to governance and human rights would be an added advantage
  • Legislative drafting experts should have at least 15 years of professional experience regarding rule of law and governance sector reforms – and within the field of legislative drafting and policy development
  • Drafting experience related to governance and human rights will be an added advantage

 

Languages

  • Fluent oral and writing skills in English is required.

 

Technical competencies

  • Strong understanding of the rule of law, including general familiarity with constitutional and institutional reforms in Zimbabwe/Southern Africa region/similarly placed jurisdictions
  • Knowledge and experience with government initiatives is highly desirable
  • Possess strong work ethic characterized by desire to achieve results. Ability to multi-task in a high-pressure environment, respond rapidly to ad hoc requests, and meet tight deadlines
  • High levels of integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality.

Suitably qualified applicants can submit their applications and CVs to the following email address: hr@ca-lr.org

Deadline for submissions is 17 January 2020.