DIRECTOR: LEGAL SERVICES

Job Detail

  • Offered Salary R1 057 326 per annum (Level 13), (All-Inclusive Remuneration Package of 60% or 70% of the inclusive salary package must go into the basic salary)
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Business, finance and economy
  • Reference REF NO: 02/DEDECT/2021 - 22/NW
  • Centre Mahikeng
  • Enquiries
    Mr. Moeketsi Senqhi Tel No: 018 388 5921
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes
    NOTE: The North West Department of Economic Development, Environment Conservation, and Tourism is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially in respect of race, gender and disability. White males and females are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted on a newly prescribed Z83 Form, obtainable from any Public Service Department, which must be signed and dated (an unsigned and not dated Z83 form will disqualify an application) and should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV, as well as, copies of all educational qualification/s.( Matriculation Certificate must also be attached), ID document and driver’s licence (where applicable), including the details of at least three contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the applicant).Only shortlisted candidates for a post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview. Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their application. Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks (criminal record check, citizenship verification, financial/asset record check, qualification/study verification and previous employment verification). Successful candidates will also be subjected to security clearance processes. The Department reserves the right not to make appointment(s) to the advertised post(s). No faxed, and late applications will be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated by the department. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection committee will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency-based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA competency assessment tools. Applications: Complete application forms and supporting documents, quoting the relevant reference number, should be forwarded as follows

Job Description

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor of laws – LLB (NQF 7) coupled with at least 10 years legal experience of which a minimum of five (05) years should be at middle management level. Completed SMS pre-entry Certificate is compulsory.. Admission and enrolment as an Advocate or Attorney are compulsory. A valid driver’s license is essential. Experience in and understanding of the constitutional framework and South African Judicial System. Legal research and drafting of legislation and litigation procedures, Interpretation, good communication and interpersonal skills. Dispute Resolution skills, Project Management, Report writing and analytical thinking, Planning and decision-making skills, Strategic capabilities and leadership skills, Knowledge of Government and Departmental policies and strategies, Maintenance of confidential information. DUTIES: Prepare and provide general legal advice on matters affecting the Department. Draft Legal documents and contracts entered into by/ with the Department. Provide litigation support to the Department. Liaise with different stakeholders, particularly the Office of the Premier, Public Protector and Office of the State Attorney. Provide assistance and strategic input in the overall management of the Directorate. Undertake efficient budgetary & expenditure control and procurement in terms of the PFMA, Treasury Regulations and other legislative frameworks / prescripts. Management of PAIA, POPI and PAJA. Provide legal training and presentation on new legislation and the ones that have a bearing on the Department.

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