LEGAL ADMINITRATION OFFICER MR5 – Department Small Business Development – Pretoria


SALARY : R331 692 – 818 301 per annum (OSD)

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : Minimum qualification of a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and admission as
an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa or Advocate of the Bar Council
and in good standing with the Law Society of South Africa and Bar Council. .
At least 3-5 years recognised legal experience within the legal field in private
and or public sector from date of minimum qualification. Computer Literacy
(MS Office Packages) Knowledge of and experience in the applicable
Legislative Framework on Litigation, Advanced knowledge and management
of of civil litigation, criminal procedure and practice, court rules. Advanced
Contract negotiations, vetting and drafting, Legislative drafting and
management of legislative processes.

DUTIES : Study and cite relevant cases on aspects related to legal Opinion and provide
recommendation and conclusion within permissible legal prescripts. Conduct
research on applicable policy, legislation or regulation and legal principles
WRT legal Opinion and formulate questions to be answered on legal Opinion.
Consult with client to verify request for opinion and contents of the opinion
upon finalization. Research the applicability of legal principle on legal Opinion
and highlight legal position of the Opinion. Draft, verify the contracts and
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be drafted and edited and conduct
research on applicable policy, legislation or regulation to be followed. Draft
legal documents and advise on hand or mentor juniors on drafting of legal
documents that provide clear motivation/ justification for a particular position
pertaining to the case and determine if the contract is legal and whether it
reflects intention of the Department. Certify contract and verify consistency
between instruction and content of contract and verify signed contents of
contract with that as certified and hand to contracts management unit. Conduct
research, gather information from line functionaries on drafting legislation and
determine factual, supporting documents and legal purpose of the legislation.
Highlight legal position of the legislation and suggest possible changes to the
line function. Research the applicable legal principle and/or policy position.
Determine the factual and legal situation on the case brought forward and
establish if the Department should litigate or defend matter. Consult with the
relevant line functions and prepare brief advising the relevant authority
seeking authority to institute or defend the Departmental legal position. Appear
in court and provide evidence on behalf of the department.
NOTE : EE Requirements: Preference will be given African Males / Coloured Females
/ White Males and People with a disability

ENQUIRIES : Contact Person: Adv. M Mufamadi 012 394 5872

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by post to: The Registry Office, Department
Small Business Development, Private Bag X672, Pretoria 0001 or hand
delivered at Block G – 3
rd Floor, the dti Campus, corner of Meintjies and Robert
Sobukwe Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria.

CLOSING DATE : 16 February 2018. Applications received after the closing date will not be

NOTE : Applications must be submitted on a signed and dated Z83 form (unsigned
Z83 form will disqualify an application), which can be obtained from any
Government institution, and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV
with copies of qualifications (Matric Certificate must also be attached) and ID
document and driver’s license (where applicable), including the details of at
least two contactable referees (should be people who recently worked with the
applicant). Background verification, including criminal record and citizenship
checks, as well as a competency assessment will form part of the selection
process. Department Small Business Development is committed to the pursuit
of diversity and redress. Candidates whose appointment will promote
representivity in terms of race, disability and gender will receive preference. It
is the applicants’ responsibility to have their foreign qualifications evaluated by
the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Correspondence will be
limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 3
months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your
application was unsuccessful.