Jun 26, 2018


  • Johannesburg, South Africa
Full time Legal

Job Description

SECTION27 seeks to appoint an Attorney, based in Johannesburg.

Investigate the merits of possible cases and conduct necessary research to support interventions
Work with community organisers, activists, and partners to collect data and relevant materials for cases
Consult with clients
Brief and consult with counsel
Draft legal papers
Monitor progress of cases
Draft legal submissions and opinions
Conduct research and analysis
Keep abreast of legal developments that are relevant to the work of SECTION27
Publish articles and opinion pieces
Build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders and clients
Engage with government and private actors
Liaise with media
Participate in team activities. This includes team meetings as well as monthly staff meetings
Organisational reviews and planning as well as other meetings that relate to the work of SECTION27
Teaching, training and public education including presentations at conferences
Advocacy activities including assisting with public mobilisation

Attorney (with admission in the High Court) with at least three years’ post-admission experience
Knowledge and Skills
Experience in High Court litigation
Knowledge of human rights and public interest law will be advantageous
Experience and knowledge of health law and policy will be advantageous
Project management skills, including planning and report writing skills
Communication, interpersonal and listening skills
Writing, analytical and time management skills
Ability to multi-task
Written and spoken English
Proficiency in (or working towards learning) one or more indigenous South African languages is highly desirable
Driver’s licence is essential
Ability to work under extreme pressure
Organised and attention to detail
Ability to work in a team
Willingness to travel

To apply, submit a CV accompanied by a motivation as to why you are interested in and suitable for the position to email address below

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application

Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

SECTION27 is a high-profile nonprofit organisation that uses public interest law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. SECTION27 activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. The Organisation focus on protecting everyone’s right of access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

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