Jun 06, 2018

Legal Defence Centre Attorney

  • Cape Town, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

SWEAT seeks to appoint a Legal Defence Centre Attorney, to be based in Cape Town.

Manage a small team of paralegals, and human rights defenders and will coordinate activities in defence of sex worker’s rights

Admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Four years of post-qualification experience
English language and writing skills
Knowledge of human rights issues, particularly in relation to sex workers
Experience in drafting legal pleadings and opinions
Knowledge of and practical experience in the South African criminal justice environment
Ability to work under pressure and independently
Negotiating skills
Problem solving skills
People management skills
Ability to manage time adequately
Have a strong commitment to high-quality client service
Have experience in project management and project leadership
Be willing to travel throughout South Africa
Speak more than one South African language
Understands the constraints of working for a nonprofit organisation, and can be resourceful within these constraints

To apply, submit your CV, covering letter highlighting your experience and skills relevant to the position, to Stacey-Leigh Manoek at

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

SWEAT reserve the right not to make an appointment.

SWEAT conducts all appointment processes in terms of its Employment Equity Policy.


Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is a dynamic non-governmental organisation that addresses the health and human rights of sex workers.

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