REQUIREMENTS: An LLB and at least 8 years’ post-qualification experience in a legal administration environment. The incumbent must have knowledge of public service law, contract law, constitutional and administrative law, legislative drafting, dispute resolution mechanisms, the South African legal system, legal compliance, intellectual property law, and litigation, and the ability to conduct legal research and dispute resolution. Skills: Contract drafting, litigation, planning and organising, leadership, service delivery, problem solving, policy development, communication (writing, presentation and verbal), computer literacy, analytical skills, negotiation, stakeholder liaison, people management and interpersonal skills. Attributes: Innovative and creative, customer and service oriented; able to work with diverse people, to work under pressure, and to work both independently and as a team player; able to deliver quality with speed, to interpret and apply the law, to be assertive, to pay attention to detail, to meet deadlines, and to organise and prioritise a variety of tasks. DUTIES: Provide legal advice and opinion, conduct research on legal questions posed, advise the Department on legal options available to legal questions posed, and review departmental policies. Provide legislative support, draft and pilot Bills through the parliamentary process, including the drafting of Cabinet memoranda and the publication of Bills and draft regulations on legislation administered by the Department. Liaise with departmental stakeholders and the office of the Chief State Law Advisor. Vet and draft domestic and international contracts or agreements. Provide litigation support, peruse court documents and consult with the relevant departmental Programmes, make recommendations to the Minister on appropriate courses of action, provide instructions to the State Attorney and/or private attorneys on the matter, attend relevant consultations, arbitrations or hearings, review/provide inputs on pleadings and other court applications/processes, and provide ongoing instructions to the Department’s legal representatives on the matter. Administer the legal compliance function of the Department, monitor compliance, review regulatory compliance requirements, identify legal risks and advise on possible interventions.