Job Description

Department Of Education

Designation : SNR LEGAL OFFICER (Code- EDU23-00011)

Job Description / Responsibilities:


1.1 Provide legal advice to the Director – Legal Services and to assist the department officers to make correct decisions to avoid any legal proceedings against the department.

1.2 Defend the department in a court of law against any court cases brought against the department by individuals.

1.3 Represent the Ministry/Department of Education on legal matters relating to Education.

1.4 Provide guidance and feedback to the Director Legal Services and subordinates to ensure high work performance.

1.5 Incorporate Gender Equity and Social Inclusion Principles and values of Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Wisdom and responsibility in programs, activities and initiatives to foster positive work ethics.



2.1 Qualifications

2.1.1 Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) and admission to the Bar. 

2.1.2 Teaching qualification with a minimum of a Bachelor of Education degree is desirable.

2.2 Work Experience

2.2.1 Proven experience in law practice in management and administration for more than five years.

2.2.2 Teaching experience and education knowledge is required.

2.3 Knowledge

2.3.1 Have knowledge of PNG Education Legislation, Education System, and Government Policies including functions and operations of Parliament, NEC, National Education Board and Provincial Education Boards and their relationships with the Organic Law on Provincial and Local Level Governments.

2.4 Skills

2.4.1 Possess analytical skills to interpret laws and legislations.

2.4.2 Ability in communication skills, both oral and written).

2.4.3 Ability to comprehend and present ideas clearly and effectively.

2.4.4 Competent to recommend changes to policies or legal framework to facilitate delivery of education services.

2.4.5 Ability to work with personnel across the department.

Job Type:

Full Time

Language Requirements:


Salary(per annum):

K44,330 – K54,182

Job Location: