LRC Cape Town: Regional Director

Legal Resources Centre (LRC)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Sunday, 2 October, 2016
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Applicants for the position must share in the Mission and Values of the LRC and its commitment to using the Law as an instrument of Justice. For more details about the Legal Resources Centre, please visit www.lrc.org.za

LRC Cape Town: Regional Director

Employment Type: 3 year Fixed Term Contract

Remuneration: Commensurate with qualification and experience
 
Key responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the regional  office
  • Manage staff and operations, ensuring effective management of legal and support services in the regional office
  • Maintain and enhance the regional office as the legal service provider of choice for marginalised people in the region
  • Expand into new service areas as per the vision of the LRC
  • Ensure staff participation in, and reporting on different focus areas of LRC work
  • Develop a viable operational plan for the Region and monitor implementation
  • Ensure effective management and advancement of cases/client instructions
  • Prepare legal briefs, develop strategy, arguments, and testimony in preparation for presentation of case
  • Ensure implementation of budget and  management of costs and financial resources
  • Conduct research, interviews clients and witnesses, and handle other details in preparation of cases and for trial, where necessary

Key competencies:

  • Demonstrated interest in constitutional or public interest litigation;
  • Proactive attitude, with enthusiasm for the LRC’s mission and vision.
  • Strong leadership and project-management skills with track record
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Valid Driver’s licence and driving experience

 Preferred qualifications and experience

  • An appropriate tertiary legal qualification with at least five years relevant management experience
  • Admitted as a practising Attorney or Advocate, preferably to the Cape Town Law Society
  • Knowledge of SA’s socio-political environment and how it impacts on legal justice

The LRC is committed to transformation; applications from previously disadvantaged candidates are therefore strongly encouraged. To apply, please email: (1) a motivational letter; (2) your CV with copies of qualifications; and (3) two contactable references to madile@lrc.org.za

Closing date: 2 October 2016 Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 If you have not been contacted by 30 November 2016, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Location: 
Cape Town

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