Legal Specialist

  • Permanent Senior position

  • Tshwane (Pretoria), Gauteng

  • Market Related cost to company

  • Job 2178413 | Ref PT002071JL

  • Posted 11 Jan 2018 by Fempower Personnel

About the Position

To provide leadership in the delivery of reliable, accurate, timely and well-informed advice to the Jobs Fund Leadership Team on legal issues and the potential legal implications of various business initiatives and projects


3year B. degree in law

Postgraduate degree in Law (LLB)


3 - 5 years of experience in legal advisory environment.

Management experience in a legal environment with specific reference to providing written and oral advice / opinion and performing functions of Corporate Law Advisor.

Draft contracts and legal instruments:

Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues.

Draft contracts and develop the contracting process for reviewing contracts for compliance.

Negotiate contracts on behalf of the company’s fund

Provide effective and efficient legal advice to various internal stakeholders on legal issues concerning, amongst others the grant management, governance, compliance, litigation, dispute resolution and contract management.

Contract Management and Administration:

Record all new instructions accurately and ensure that all records are easily accessible.

Develop a policy document / framework to govern contract management within the Jobs Fund.

Develop and maintain a register of standardized templates.

Manage the provisioning of legal consulting and advisory services:

Analyse request or instruction for legal support.

Allocate request to relevant resource.

Ensure quality of advice

Building understanding of legal issues, risks and obligations through advice,

Ensure communications and training, especially for other legal services staff and managers.

Ensure appropriate legal policies and practices are in place to manage the legal obligations and legal risks of the Jobs Fund effectively.

Ensuring that professional best practice is achieved and maintained.

Manage the drafting, reviewing and evaluation of contracts:

Develop tactical and operational plan to ensure effective and efficient execution of drafting reviewing and evaluation of contracts.

Ensuring compliance to legal standards when contracts are drafted.

Ensuring that appropriate amendments and suggestions are effected to minimise risk.

Ensure the proper evaluation of contracts to identify risk and compliance.

Ensuring of legal compliance (regulatory and legislative):

Develop legal guidelines for policy writing and adoption.

Develop a legal framework for legislative compliance.

Manage the control systems in relation to monitoring trends and track progress to ensure legal compliance.

Provide a conducive climate for legal research.

Management of litigation processes:

Evaluate the extent of threats and/or risk arising from legal process.

Determine legal approach to avoid risk and protect Jobs Fund’s interest.

Set guidelines and control measures to be followed when in-sourcing legal professionals.

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