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Background

Since 2018, the Government of Lesotho (GoL) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been implementing the Lesotho National Dialogue and Stabilization Project (LNDSP). A key outcome of the dialogue process was the creation of a legal framework to safeguard the reforms implementation process and insulate it from possible interference by enacting the National Reforms Authority (NRA) Act, 2019. The NRA Act 2019 section 4 states that there is established authority to be known as the National Reforms Authority which shall have such powers [section 7 (1) – (3)] and perform such functions [section 8 (1) – (2)] as are necessary for the attainment of the objectives of this Act while section 12 (1) states that the Authority shall perform its functions within a period of one year from the date of the constitution of the Secretariat.

The Authority is looking for highly self – driven professionals who fill the following positions; 

JOB TITLE: REFORMS CLERKS

NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 7

REPORTS TO: SPECIAL ADVISOR

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION The incumbent will take responsibility, as Clerk, for the services provided to Members depending on the specific role. A Reforms Clerk will support scrutiny of legislation through committees. He/she will oversee all aspects of this process, from scoping and consulting to reporting and promoting.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Functions as Secretary to Committee.

Researches into matters of Committee practice and procedures and prepares written opinions and papers for review.

Records procedural issues and events that may arise during Committee deliberations and determines potential procedural ramifications.

Produces a committee report for transmission to NRA Plenary. Keeps abreast of major procedural developments in other jurisdictions.

Prepares the agenda for Committee meetings and supervises its distribution.

Visits possible venues for Committee meetings to ensure their appropriateness.

Advises Committee members of possible procedural implications rising out of suggestions.

Enterprises to ensure compliance with /committee demands.

Notes the decisions arising out of Committee meetings and ensures that all decisions are followed up and implemented.

Maintains a record of the attendance of Members at sittings of the Committee.

Prepares the draft Order Paper and coordinates the distribution of the Order Paper.

Prepares Minutes of the Sittings of the Committee.

Ensures the maintenance of records of Bills, Motions, Rules, Regulations, Orders and Papers.

Performs other related duties as may be requested.

Thematic Areas positions minimum requirements;

Reforms Clerk – Judicial Affairs

Bachelor of laws

PLUS

Minimum of five (5) years working experience in relevant field Continuous Professional Development (CPD) will be an added advantage Attended relevant training on emerging trends and practices within the field. 

Reforms Clerk – Media Affairs

Bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies/ Marketing/ International Relations/ any other related field.

PLUS

Minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field. Continuous Professional Development CPD (Added advantage) Attended relevant training on emerging trends and practices within the field. 

Reforms Clerk – Parliamentary Affairs

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science/ Public Administration/ Education or any other related field.

PLUS

Minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field. Continuous Professional Development CPD (Added advantage) Attended relevant training on emerging trends and practices within the field. 

Reforms Clerk – Public Sector Affairs

Bachelor’s Degree or in development studies/ governance/ political science/ public administration / Education or a related social science discipline.

PLUS

Minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field. Continuous Professional Development CPD (Added advantage) Attended relevant training on emerging trends and practices within the field. 

Reforms Clerk – Security Affairs Bachelor’s degree in International Relations/ Law/ Political Science/ Public Administration/ Security Sector Management or relevant Governance discipline

PLUS

Minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field. Continuous Professional Development CPD (Added advantage) 

Attended relevant training on emerging trends and practices within the field. 

Reforms Clerk – Constitutional Affairs

Bachelor of Laws (LLB).

PLUS

Minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field. Continuous Professional Development CPD (Added advantage) Attended relevant training on emerging trends and practices within the field. 

Reforms Clerk – Economic Affairs

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics/ Statistics or related field.

PLUS

Minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field. Continuous Professional Development CPD (Added advantage) Attended relevant training on emerging trends and practices within the field. 

Key Competencies apply to all Reforms Clerks positions

Excellent writing, communication and organization skills;

Mature judgment combined with a proactive approach to problem solving;

excellent interpersonal and communication skills;

Strong organizational and time management skills;

Ability to work in team;

Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;

Familiarity with the parliamentary reform and good understanding of policy making cycle;

Excellent analytical skills. 

WORKING CONDITIONS OFFICE BOUND/ON-SITE/TRAVEL
 Travel will be required within Lesotho as well as travel to other countries from time to time.

Interested candidates must submit their applications which include;
Motivational Letter not exceeding 1000 words for thematic area expert positions only and cover letters for other positions, comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CVs), certified copies of certificates & transcripts, names and contacts (including cell/telephone and e-mail) of three referees to the NRA
Chairperson on the following email address:
[email protected] or hand deliver to the address:
National Reforms Authority Offices, State Library, Third floor,
Maseru, Lesotho on or before: 02 nd September, 2020 at 12:00 noon.

Contact details: 59521818/62881118.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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