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Vacancy Circular no: 5 of 2013
Ref: ATT 2/5/11/21 22 April 2014
To: all permanent secretaries
Heads of Departments/Organizations
Non-Government Organizations
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the following positions in the Department of Attorney General’s Chambers in the Legal Aid Botswana Unit. Appointment to this position will be on a fixed term contract of not more than twelve months.

Vacancy: Senior Legal Aid Counsel II x2 (Francistown x1post, Gaboronex1 post)
Main purpose of the job:
To represent legal aid clients in civil litigation suits and provide guidance to Legal Aid Counsel and Paralegals
Duties:
• Undertakes litigation on behalf of legal aid clients
• Drafts court document and conducts legal research
• Facilitates the case management processes and prepares heads of arguments
• Assesses and recommends out of court settlements
• Monitors and ensures progress of cases
• Attends court for judgment
• Lodges or responds to an appeal where necessary
• Negotiates settlement and contractual agreements
• Consults with clients to get full instructions and develop positions
• Drafts complex contracts and agreements
• Renders legal advice on complex matters
• Conducts in house training and facilities orientation programmes
• Monitor performance and provide guidance to junior staff in adherence to Legal Aid Botswana standards
• Attends various legal Aid Botswana meetings to advice on legal matters
• Undertakes any other related tasks as required to meet exigencies of the service.
Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Law
• Candidates must have been admitted to practice in the Courts of Botswana in terms of legal Practitioners act (CAP 61:01)
• VALID DRIVERS LICENSE
• Must be a citizen of Botswana
• Must be fluent in both written and spoken Setswana.
Experience:
Four years experience in the field of law two of which should have been served as supervisory level
Key competencies
• Functional /technical skills
• Problem solving
• Timely decision making
• Drive for results
• Integrity and trust
• Negotiating
• Customer focus
Salary scale: Attractive salary which includes benefits (P243 344) per annum and
Leave: 24 working days per annum

Applications
Applicants should quote the vacancy circular number and give the following details:
Full name, address, telephone, dates and place of birth
Brief summary of career with duties (curriculum vitae)
Certified copies of certificates and certified copy of omang
Certified copy of driver’s license
Applications should be addressed to:
Interim Legal Aid Coordinator
Legal Aid Botswana
C/o Attorney General’s Chambers
Private Bag 009
Gaborone
Or hand deliver to human resource office no.647
Important:
Employed applicants should route their applications through their supervisors/heads of departments
For further information contact human resource office at +267 3613751/3613691
Closing date: 10th June 2014

Source: Botswana Guardian, 23rd May
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