Senior Assistant Attorney General (JLG/LO 5)

Reference
VAC-32954
Contract Type
Full-Time
Industries
Legal
Location
Kingston
Salary
Competitive Salary
Date Posted
08/11/2019
Expiry Date
26/11/2019
The Senior Assistant Attorney General will be responsible for providing legal advice to the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), (including Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the GoJ), Statutory Bodies and Government companies.

 

Job Purpose

Under the general direction of the Deputy Solicitor General, Commercial Affairs Division, the Senior Assistant Attorney General will be responsible for: 

  • Providing legal advice to the Government of Jamaica (GoJ), (including Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the GoJ), Statutory Bodies and Government companies; 
  • Delivering opinions on a variety of legal issues; 
  • Assisting with Administrative tasks in the Division and the Chambers; 
  • Assisting with the management of the Division; 
  • Providing advice and guidance to junior Attorneys. 

 

Key Responsibilities

Technical: 

  • Advises Ministries, Departments and Agencies and other Public Bodies on a range of legal issues relating to Commercial Law including Laws of Contracts, Company Law, Labour Law, Sale of Goods, Commercial Arbitration, Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Procurement Law, Banking Law, Law of Credit and Security and Securities Documentation including Bills of Exchange and other negotiable instruments, Capital Markets Transactions, Public Private Partnerships and Privatizations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Conveyancing, International Financial Law and International Project Financing; 
  • Negotiates, drafts and vets contracts and other transactional documents, as well as loans and other securities documentation; 
  • Prepares and vets legal opinions; 
  • Reviews contracts and other documentation to ensure their legality and compliance with Government policy; 
  • Acts as Legal Advisor to the Government and other Public Bodies in the negotiation of loans from International Lending Agencies and in relation to major Commercial Agreements including, Transnational Agreements relevant to the areas listed above; 
  • Assists the Litigation Division in the preparation of Commercial matters for Court and the Industrial Disputes Tribunal; 
  • Vets and comments on Cabinet Submissions, Bills and Draft Legislation relating to Commercial Law matters; 
  • Represents the Government at Arbitration Hearings. 

 

Administrative: 

  • Assigns such matters as the Deputy Solicitor General may require; 
  • Assists with the management, supervision and evaluation of reporting staff in the Division; 
  • Assists with the implementation of projects and policies that facilitate the efficient operation of the Division and the development of Attorneys within the Chambers; 
  • Liaises with Ministries, Departments and other clients in relation to legal matters referred to the Chambers; 
  • Vets work of junior Attorneys. 

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent knowledge of the Laws of Jamaica 
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and time management skills 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent interpersonal and people management skills 
  • Ability and willingness to undertake administrative tasks 
  • Excellent negotiating skills 
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Proficiency in the use of relevant computer applications 
  • Ability to manage team of Attorneys 

 

Minimum Required Qualification and Experience 

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience (i.e. at least eight (8) years relevant working experience); 
  • Certificate in Legal Education; 
  • Significant experience in the handling of complex matters will be an asset. 

 

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

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