02 August, 2010

1250 Senior Legal Officer

The Office of the Public Solicitor


Government Department


Port Vila, Vanuatu

Job Hours:

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Due Date:


Job Description:

The Office of the Public Solicitor is seeking to recruit a suitably qualified ni-vanuatu person to the post of senior legal officer for its port vila office to start immediately. Duties and responsibilities:

1) To provide high level representation to clients eligible for a grant of legal aid, in indictable criminal and civil proceedings in the magistrates’ courts, supreme court and the appeal court of vanuatu, and to coordinate, supervise and provide leadership to the junior legal officers of the port vila office

2) Civil law services representing people in civil claims and court actions

3) Criminal law services representing people in court hearing

4) Court assistance for women seeking apprehended violence orders

5) Family law mediation and mediation in civil matters.

Interested applicant must have the following requirements:


- Must possess a degree in law; Be admitted to practice law in vanuatu; Have knowledge of the Government system of administration and Law related matters; Good analysis, advocacy, problem solving & legal

research skills, good time management & organizational skills; Ability to supervise junior legal staff; Possess excellent written and oral communication skills with ability to communicate with people from

diverse backgrounds, distressed clients and social and economical disadvantaged people

- Have the ability to quickly analyze documents about civil law and procedure; Have ability to deal with members of the public who may be affected by prohibited substances or who may be mentally ill; Have

ability to prioritize tasks and work under pressure; Knowledge of public solicitor’s act and policies; Must be willing to work outside normal working hours or travel when required

- Must be fluent in english, or french and bislama.


1,869,840 VT (per annum) and other allowances.


Bislama, English, French


How To Apply:

All application should be send to the address mentioned below.

Contact Name:

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The Acting Public Solicitor, PO Box 794, Port Vila, Vanuatu.


26-Jul-10 Direct from Employer
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