SANBI Vacancies 2023 – Legal Services

Website South African National Biodiversity Institute - SANBI

Job Description:

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is looking for a highly motivated individual to ensure that a professional, credible, accessible and quality-assured legal service is rendered to the Institute.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Advise the CEO and Management on labour matters.
  • Strategic management of legal services in the Institute including capacity building.
  • Manage litigation and support on matters affecting the Institute.
  • Ensure legal compliance of contracts, Memoranda of Understanding and Memoranda of Agreement and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
  • Render professional, accessible, credible and quality assured legal services to the Institute.
  • Advise the Institute, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Management on labour law and related legal matters.
  • Vet all SANBI legal contracts and related correspondences in the Institute that require legal vetting and juridical editing.
  • Facilitate legal services between SANBI and any legal entity.
  • Ensure legal compliance of the Institute.
  • Represent SANBI on all legal matters.

Job Requirements:

The following competencies are required for the candidate to be successful in this position: Admission as an Attorney/Advocate to the High Court of South Africa with High Court right of appearance;  extensive experience in providing professional, credible, accessible and quality-assured legal services; proven ability to work with government, State Attorney  and non-governmental organisations; in-depth understanding of relevant South African legislation that governs SANBI; planning, organising, and report writing skills; exceptional organisational, analytical, interpersonal, and problem solving skills; outstanding communication skills (both verbal and written); excellent computer literacy and experience in the application of software tools including Ms Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Internet and Outlook.

Qualification & Experience:

This position requires a postgraduate degree in Law/LLB or equivalent at NQF level 8.  A relevant postgraduate legal qualification at NQF Level 9 and/or advanced experience in Environmental Law/Labour Law/Administrative Law will be an added advantage. This position also requires a minimum of 10 years’ post-admission experience (post admission by Legal Practice Council) in the relevant field, 5 years of which should be at middle management level.

Job Details:

Company: South African National Biodiversity Institute – SANBI

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: N/A

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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