NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NDA)
Position Title: Legal Officer
Effective and efficient management of Legal-Operations with special focus on administrative law, law of contract, law of sale and lease, labour law and any other operational related matters.
Directorate: Office of the CEO
Reports To: Senior Manager: Legal and Risk
Position location: Head Office
Number of Direct Reports: N/A
Superior communication, negotiation and drafting skills
Attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure
Deciding and initiating action
Adhering to principles and values
Persuading and influencing
Presenting and communicating information
understanding by the intended audience
Planning and organising
MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Review and provide legal advice on all Public Finance Management Act and related issues, Contracts, Corporate Governance issues, sale and lease transactions and related matters, advices and opinions on legislation and regulations
Conduct proper risks analysis and identify triggering factors towards potential legal risks within business units.
Provide legal protection and risk management plans.
Maintain an institutional repository of all written legal advice and opinions in relation to the interpretation of legal documents.
Generate information sharing articles for ensuring increased level of awareness on specific legal requirements
Update and maintain Legal Risk Register
Develop Mitigation Strategy to contain the legal risks prevalent within the relevant Directorates.
Conduct appropriate legal research.
Assist the labour relations unit with legal advice and labour cases.
Facilitate the ratification of all new policies by the relevant board structures.
Update and Maintain NDA Policy Register.
Ensure Statutory compliance in all matters governed by mandatory legislation and policy requirements or directives.
Minimise litigation cases against NDA, both internally and externally.
Provide feedback loop and communication mechanisms to track progress on and against litigation cases managed externally.
Analyse cases against NDA to maximise opportunity costs.
Provide a standardised check-list controlled through the Quality
Management System to enhance regulatory compliance.
Conduct analysis on deviations from statutory practices to be used as a basis for strategic interventions for management’s consideration.
Provide progress reports against performance targets and priority projects.
Ensure that all contracts and legal documents reviewed or prepared are devoid of omissions and NDA interests are protected.
Provide sound legal advice and opinions which is benchmarked on legal precedents.
KEY RELATIONSHIP INTERFACES
Internal Relationships - other than reporting lines (manager and subordinates). *
External Relationships (With Local/Provincial structures and other key parties, specify)
State Attorney’s Office
Legal Services Providers (External Firms of Attorneys)
Application details: A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), with three references must accompany the application and a fully completed application for employment form obtainable on www.nda.org.za must be emailed to email@example.com.
Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will promote NDA Employment Equity targets.
NB: Use the job reference as a subject line (heading of the email application) e.g. Reference no: 2020HQLS07 for the first position. An email without the reference number as a subject/heading will be disqualified. Please ensure that the reference number is written the same way as in the advert.
Failure to submit a detailed CV, fully completed application form and comply with the application instructions above will result in the disqualification of your application.
For enquiries regarding these positions, please contact Mr M Mntuyedwa at Tel: 011 018 5500 or Mr S Mlambo at Tel: 011 018 5632
Should you not be contacted within two months of the closing date of this advert, please consider your application as unsuccessful. All candidates will be subjected to personnel suitability checks, qualification verification and competency assessment where required.
Closing date: 12 October 2020