The main purpose of this role:

To provide accurate, prompt, efficient legal services, in particular to draft and vet commercial agreements, loan agreements, service provider agreements, property lease and purchase agreement, IT related agreements, labour. related agreements and advice on the settlement of staff disputes, attendance at CCMA proceedings, management of litigation matters, provision of procurement/tender related advice and opinions, opinions to meet conditions precedent

requirements, water law and administrative law queries, drafting and vetting of submissions to the

National Treasury and other government departments.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:

1.Provide 1st line Support to the Service Divisions

Provide prompt legal services and support to the Finance Division, Business Support Division and the Human Resources Division.
Advise, draft and review commercial agreements, loan agreements, service provider agreements, contractors and consultancy agreements, property lease and/or purchase agreements.
Advise on draft and/or vet IT related agreements (hardware purchase, software purchase and licence, maintenance and support agreements, customisation agreements).
2.Back- up function to the Head: Legal and other Legal adviser/s

Assume the 2nd line support to internal support Divisions.
Research, interpret legislation and render prompt, accurate legal opinions.
Review and/or draft service, contractors, consultancy, settlement, security, pledge and similar agreements.

3.Liaison with service providers

Managing and co-ordinating relationship between organisation and legal service providers.
Drafting instructions to attorneys and prepare briefs to legal counsel promptly and accurately, follow up on obtaining of opinions, internal vetting/checking of opinions before release to clients.
Liaison with stakeholders including but not limited to National and Local Government Departments, external attorneys, banking institutions and institutional investors as required.

  • Monitor legislative developments

Monitor and review new legislation impacting on provision of written advice thereon.
Update the Legal team on new and proposed legislative development impacting the organisation.

REQUIREMENTS

Appropriate Legal qualification B.A, LLB.
Attorneys Admission Examination
8 years post qualification working experience in the corporate sector.
Drafting experience in commercial contracts and practical hands on experience in dealing with labour related disputes, tender and procurement related opinion and legal advice.

Desired Skills:

  • Drafting
  • Procurement
  • CCMA

Desired Qualification Level:

  • Degree

About The Employer:

within the public sector

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