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Dec 28, 2018

Legal Services Director

  • Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
  • Polokwane
Full time Legal Management

Job Description

DIRECTOR: LEGAL SERVICES (2 POSTS)
REF NO: 35/18/LMP: REGIONAL OFFICE LIMPOPO
REF NO: 18/31/KZN: REGIONAL OFFICE DURBAN

SALARY: R1 005 063 – R 1 183 932 per annum. The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.

REQUIREMENTS: LLB or appropriate equivalent four year legal degree (NQF 7); A post graduate qualification in International Law/Relations will be an added advantage. A minimum of five years at Middle/Senior Management Level; Relevant work experience in the field of law, understanding of constitutional matters and International law will be an advantage; Sound knowledge of the South African Legal System; Knowledge and application of the Microsoft suite. A valid driver’s licence;

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Strategic capabilities and leadership; Project management; Planning and organising; Financial management; Change management; Research and Knowledge management; Service delivery innovation; Problem solving and analysis; People management and empowerment; Client orientation and customer focus; Communication; Honesty and integrity; Computer skills (MS Office); Presentation and facilitation.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS: Provide leadership and strategic direction to the unit; Ensure that the key performance indicators in the Department’s Strategic Plan that fall within the mandate of the Directorate Legal Services are met; Draft legal documents and give legal advice to the Regional Office and other organs of the State within the Region on interpretation and execution of powers; Respond to petitions, representations and complaints from Civil Society and other Government departments; Liaise with other departments, prosecutions, judiciary and communities on programmes around crime prevention; Manage State Losses and liability; Oversee the smooth functioning of specialized courts in the province i.e. Sexual Offences, Family, Equality, Community Court Municipal Courts and the Regional Civil Courts; Promote Victim- centric services within courts; Conduct Community Awareness Campaigns on Legislation administered by the Department; Co-ordinate programmes related to children in custody, awaiting trial prisoners, transformation of the sheriffs profession, Small Claims court, and the lay assessors system; Act as a Departmental Gender Focal person in the Province and promote the Departmental initiatives in respect of the LGBTI community; Identify and ensure that the training needs within the courts in respect of Specialised Services are met.

APPLICATIONS: LIMPOPO: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: Postal address: The Regional Head, Department of Justice & Constitutional Development, Private Bag x9526, Polokwane 0700 OR Physical address: Reception area, Limpopo Regional Office, 92 Bok Street, Polokwane, 0700.

Salary

R1 005 063 – R 1 183 932 per annum

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