LAND REFORM OFFICER – DEPARTMENT OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND LAND REFORM – Mpumalanga

(3 POSTS) (REF: 3/2/1/2017/019)

Directorate: Tenure Reform Implementation

SALARY : R385 542 per annum (Level 8) (1 year contract all-inclusive package)

CENTRE : Mpumalanga (X1 Ehlanzeni District, X1 Nkangala District, X1 Gert Sibande
District)

REQUIREMENTS : LL.B degree. 2 years legal experience in a legal environment. Refer to the
Land Claims Court labour tenant applications that cannot be resolved through
mediation, Monitor and report on court cases and liaise with attorneys. Arrange
legal representation of indigent parties through the Land Rights Management
Facility. Assist and advice project officers who are preparing section 17 and
those doing negotiations. Process applications in terms of PAIA relating to
labour tenant applications, Draft and vet settlement agreements. Assist in the
setting up of legal entities. Engage farmers and other relevant stakeholders.
Related skills: Project management, Negotiation, Contract management,
Leadership, Computer literacy, Communication, Ability to draft terms of
reference for service providers, Ability to manage consultants. A valid driver’s
license (code 08) is compulsory. Willingness to travel, to spend extended
period in the field and work irregular hours, Willingness to relocate as a result
of operational requirements of the Employer.

DUTIES : Refer to the Land Claims Court labour tenant applications that cannot be
resolved through mediation. Manage section 33 (2A) direct access to court
cases. Monitor and report on court cases and liaise with attorneys. Arrange
legal representation of indigent parties through the Land Rights Management
Facility. Assist and advice project officers who are preparing section 17 and
those doing negotiations. Process applications in terms of PAIA relating to
labour tenant applications. Draft and vet settlement agreements. Assist in the
setting up of legal entities. Engage farmers and other relevant stakeholders.

APPLICATIONS : The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform has launched the Erecruitment
web site were applicants apply for a post on line. Applications must
be submitted by following the link to apply for the post above
http://drdlr.erecruit.co.za/candidateapp/Jobs/Browse.aspx

NOTE : Coloured, Indian and White males and females and persons with disabilities
are encouraged to apply.

CLOSING DATE : 16 February 2018 at 16:00

NOTE : In driving its critical mandate entrusted by the Government of South Africa to
the Department, the Department is seeking to appoint a knowledgeable and
passionate individual who will assume the position of Director General: Rural
Development and Land Reform, based in Pretoria. The Department of Rural
Development and Land Reform was created in 2009 and for the first time in its
history the country had a Department dedicated to the social and economic
development of rural South Africa committed to ensuring that South Africans
residing in rural areas are protected under the same human rights and basic
conditions as enshrined in our Constitution. In response to the latter, the
Department defined its role and mission as being that of facilitating integrated
development and social cohesion through partnerships with sectors of society
in order to achieve Agrarian Transformation. To ensure alignment with Vision
2030 of the Nation Development Plan, the Departments focus is on allinclusive
rural economy development and sustainability wherein rural
communities have greater opportunities to participate equally in the economic,
social and political life of the country. Do you have the passion to drive this
Departments critical mandate in ensuring and creating equal opportunities for
rural communities by creating the necessary platforms for economic and social
transformation and sustainability