October 23, 2022


CENTRE : Department of the Premier

REQUIREMENTS : LLB degree with admission as an advocate or attorney; A minimum of six (6)
years postgraduate experience in a legal practice or legal department on
middle management level in the public or private sector. Successful completion
of the Certificate for entry into the SMS (Senior Management Service) prior to
appointment: The nominated candidate will be required to complete the Senior
Management Pre-Entry Programme before the candidate may be appointed
into this post. Competencies: Proven knowledge of: constitutional, legal and
institutional arrangements governing the South African public sector; the South
African legal system with a specific focus on Constitutional Law, Administrative
Law and the Law of Contract; policies of the government of the day, with
specific reference to the Provincial Strategic Plan; global, regional and local
political, economic and social affairs impacting on the Western Cape
Government; inter-governmental and international relations; people
management and administrative systems and processes; and financial
management processes. The ability to give independent advice on complex
legal matters; The ability to brief and oversee the work of senior managers and
high-level legal professionals; Excellent inter-personal skills; Excellent
communication skills; Excellent negotiating and problem-solving skills;
Outstanding planning, organising and people management skills; Access to
and the ability to develop and maintain networks relevant to the task
environment; Computer literacy skills.

DUTIES : Line Management: Provide formal legal opinions and legal advice to the
Provincial Executive and provincial departments in the social cluster (Health,
Education, Community Safety, Environmental Affairs, Human Settlements,
Agriculture, Social Development, Cultural Affairs and Sport). Render advice to
the Provincial Executive and provincial departments in the social cluster on
correspondence of a legal technical nature. Ensure legally sound contracts.
Provide legal inputs on behalf of Members of the Provincial Executive and
departments in internal and external forums. Verify the legal aspects in
submissions to the Provincial Cabinet, Provincial Ministers and Heads of
Department. Strategic Management: To define and review on a continual basis
the purpose, objectives, priorities and activities of the Directorate. Participation
in the Chief Directorate, and Directorate strategic planning process. Active
involvement in the development and management of the strategic and
business plans for the Directorate. To evaluate the performance of the
Directorate on a continuing basis against pre-determined key measurable
objectives and standards. To report to the Chief Directorate: Legal Service on
a regular basis on the activities of the Directorate and on matters of substantial importance. To monitor and ensure compliance with relevant legislation and
prescripts in respect of adequate and appropriate record keeping of the
activities of the Directorate, and of the resources employed by it. Financial
Management: Manage participation in the budgeting process at Directorate
level. Ensure the preparation of the annual and adjustment budgets for the
Directorate. Assume direct accountability for the efficient, economic and
effective control and management of the Directorate budget and expenditure.
Human Resource Management: Participate in the recruitment of employees in
the numbers and grades appropriate to ensure the achievement of the
Directorate strategic and business plans. Motivate, train and guide employees
within the Directorate, to achieve and maintain excellence in service delivery.
Actively manage the performance, evaluation and rewarding of employees
within the Directorate.

ENQUIRIES : Adv. N Boshoff Tel No: (+27 21 483 3377)

NOTE : Only applications submitted online at: www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or
https://westerncapegov.erecruit.co will be accepted.

APPLICATIONS : Only applications submitted online will be accepted. To apply submit your
application online only: via http://www.westerncape.gov.za/jobs or

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