4 Apr 2024

Legal Counsel & Company Secretary at Zambia Cargo & Logistics Limited (ZCL)

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Job Description

Company Profile

Zambia Cargo & Logistics Limited (ZCL) was established in April 2001. ZCL is a wholly owned state enterprise of the Government of the Republic of Zambia, supervised by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) based in Lusaka. The Company’s current corporate Head Office and its main operating centre, Mukuba Depot, is located in Kurasini area, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania next to the dockyard.

The Company has been handling mainly mineral cargo, especially copper, but over the years the Company has diversified its revenue base to include agricultural related cargo and other general cargo.

The Company now has a vacancy for the position of Legal Counsel & Company Secretary.


Department : Administration Grade : Management

Reports : Directly to the Chief Executive Officer

Scope of the Position

Responsible for ensuring that the Company complies with standard financial and legal practice and maintains standards of corporate governance.
To act as a point of communication between the Board of Directors and Management, reporting in a timely and accurate manner on Company procedures and developments. He or She ensure the implementation of decisions made by the Board of Directors.
Responsible for ensuring the Company compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements.
Key Roles and Responsibilities

Manages all Board and Committee meetings’ logistics, attends and records minutes of all Board and Committee meetings, and facilitate Board communications. He or She would perform secretarial duties to the Board of Directors.
Maintains all key Company documentation and records.
Ensures compliance obligation under relevant laws and requirements of regulatory authorities are met.
Serves as focal point for investor communication and engagement on corporate governance issues.
Manages contractual arrangements with suppliers/ customers.
Provides legal advice on all Company matters during and outside Board and Management meetings.
To represent the Company in all legal matters filed in the courts of law in Tanzania.
Monitors changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environments and proactively offer advice to the Company accordingly.
Developing and overseeing the systems that ensure the Company complies with all applicable codes, in addition to its legal and statutory requirement.
To complete and summit a standard form of Company Annual Returns to the Tanzanian Registrar of Companies (BRELA).
Custodian of the Company seal.
Performs any other official duties as may be assigned by the Chief Executive Officer from time to time.

Skill Specifications of the Position

Analytical and problem-solving skills
Management and organizational skills
Good understanding of the legal system in Tanzania
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be team player
High ethical standards and diplomacy
Confidentiality is a must.
Ability to work in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment is essential.
Minimum Qualifications and Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Law from a recognized university.
Admission to the Tanzanian Bar of Legal Practitioners and able to practice law in Tanzania
Minimum of eight (8) years’ post-qualification experience with at least 3 years having served as Company Secretary.
A Masters’ degree ( LLM) will be an added advantage
Good working knowledge of company secretarial role.
Ability to mediate and assist in achieving consensus, flexible and creative.
Must be computer literate.
Registration as member of the Corporate Governance Institute in Tanzania and internationally will be an added advantage

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Method of Application

Send your application letter to [email protected]. The subject must read “Application for Legal Counsel & Company Secretary99

Please attach your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of your professional & academic certificates.

Deadline for receiving application: 17th April 2024.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates who meet the above criteria shall be contacted.

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