Government embarked upon an exercise to reform the Public Procurement System in 1996 as an integral part of a wider Public Financial Management Reform Programme (PUFMARP).The exercise was to improve the overall public financial management in the country.
The reform exercise identified shortcoming and organizational weaknesses inherent in the country’s procurement system. These include the absence of a comprehensive public procurement policy and the lack of a comprehensive legal regime to safeguard the integrity of the public procurement system. Others are the absence of a central body with the requisite capability, technical expertise and competence to develop a coherent public procurement policy.
A reputable organization invites applications from qualified and dynamic persons to fill the following vacancy
Job Title: Legal Officer
To provide operational support for the effective management of all legal matters of the Authority.
The Legal Officer will report to the Director, Legal
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides legal support as directed.
- Collects and collates data for the preparation and review of legal documents.
- Represents the Authority in Court
- Collects data for the periodic and annual reports of the Directorate.
- Provides ADR Services
- Conducts research into cases as directed.
- Provides inputs for the formulation and drafting of public procurement legislation and amendments.
- Provide inputs for the vetting of standard form documentation for legal compliance as directed.
- Collates information on litigation, prosecution and investigations carried out by the Authority into breaches of the Public Procurement Act.
- Provides inputs for the effective and efficient management of the administrative review process as directed.
- Collects and collates information for the preparation of annual and other periodic reports of the Directorate.
Required Skills or Experience
- A minimum of Master’s Degree in Law, preferably Procurement Law, Administrative Law, Public Law from an accredited tertiary institution
- Must have been called to the Ghana Bar (Barrister-at-Law).
- A minimum of three (3) years post-call relevant work experience in a reputable organization.
- Must pass a competitive selection interview conducted by the Public Procurement Authority in collaboration with Public Services Commission
- Ability to maintain the confidentiality of records and information.
- Leadership networking and management skills.
- Good communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
- Good research skills.
- Capacity to inspire and motivate.
- Team player.
- Knowledge and experience in public procurement processes, practices, and regulations.
- Proficiency in relevant computer applications
How to Apply
Applications, together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, copies of relevant certificates and the names and addresses of two referees should reach the following address by Friday, 26th May 2017
The Chief Executive P. M. B. 30 Ministries – Accra
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.