LEGAL ADVISOR: COMMERCIAL

Technology Innovation Agency
  • Post Date: Mar 4, 2022
  • Apply Before : Mar 16, 2022
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Job Details

  • Qualifications not-provided"
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Reference Number TIA220228-1
  • Centre Pretoria
  • Where to submit application
    https://tia.erecruit.co/candidateapp/Login

Job Description

Job Advert Summary Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) is a talent driven, customer- centric and impact focused organisation. In our endeavour to support technology innovation with socio-economic outcomes; we seek to infuse the organisation with team players that find resonance as value creators, agile thinkers, progressive attitudes, customer-centricity, dynamic work ethic and an optimistic disposition. We aim to harness these attributes in a manner that they culminate into a culture of teamwork, impact and accountability. In executing its mandate, the organisation provides funding and non-funding support to stimulate innovation so that it provides a catalytic impact to the economy whilst improving people’s lives and protecting the environment. The Agency endeavours to promote the careers of previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of the Employment Equity Act, as amended. Job Purpose To provide legal services, including support and advice to all TIA Business Units, and, in respect of TIA projects/programs, to ensure that TIA is protected by sound legal contracts. Minimum Requirements Minimum: Seven (7) years’ post admission experience. Two (2) years’ experience in a commercial or intellectual property environment and/or prior exposure to the technology innovation environment. Knowledge and Skills Litigation experience. Laws, legislation and compliance requirements for the various operational aspects of TIA. Sound Knowledge of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999). Knowledge of local and international legal trends applicable to TIA. Investment trends for technology development (optional). Funding Instruments and Commercialisation Duties and Responsibilities Financial Management Provide input and assistance in the preparation of the budget and forecasts for the Legal department. Stakeholder Relations Participate in establishing cooperative customer relationships with stakeholders internally and externally. Provide quality services that meets corporate programme and project needs of TIA. Represent the Head: Legal Services on various committees as may be required. Internal Processes Provide input in the formulation of the operational business plan for the Legal Services BU. Provide input in the formulation of legal policies, guidelines, frameworks and business processes. Provide input in the review Standard Operating Procedures of the Legal Services BU. Assist with monitoring of turnaround times to ensure timeous completion of work. Capture all legal information relating to TIA operations on the applicable systems. Ensure an optimal process for workflow management is implemented in the BU. Produce workflow management status reports as and when required. Assist with quality assurance of work produced by the Legal Advisors. Maintain a Contract Register/database. Perform due diligence on TIA’s projects and programs. Draft contracts for TIA operations, TIA projects and TIA programs. Draft legal opinions. Identify and report on potential legal risks. Live the values and culture of TIA Ensures that Departmental Information systems and tools are optimally utilised to execute core tasks. Identify and implement development opportunities to ensure continuous improvement of work effectiveness and efficiency. Identify root causes of delays in the processes and implement measures to address the delays. Project information accurately using the relevant information management systems in place. Provide support and assistance to other Legal Advisors to achieve their milestones. Ad-hoc – any other related work allocated by Line Manager, as and when required. Governance and Compliance Participate in the internal and external audit exercise and resolution of all audit matters in the BU. Ensure compliance with applicable legislation. Ensure compliance with all TIA’s policies, frameworks, guidelines and systems (performance management, HR, finance, Stakeholder information, fund management, reporting, e

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