Corruption Watch: Attorney

Corruption Watch
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 16 February, 2018
Opportunity type: 

Corruption Watch (CW) is a nonprofit, civil society organisation. CW receives reports of corruption from the public, investigates certain reports, exposes corruption through communications’ platforms and mobilises the public to take a stand against corruption and the abuse of public funds.

CW seeks to appoint an Attorney to be based at Braamfontein in Johannesburg.


  • Draft pleadings, reports, letters, briefs to advocates, memoranda to attorneys, PAIA applications and other legal correspondence
  • Contribute to assessment of legal strategy and approaches to strategic impact litigation
  • Assess and process reports of corruption in terms of Corruption Watch criteria, investigating reports of corruption and compiling investigative reports
  • Research on draft legislation, policy and international anti-corruption obligations and duties and drafting such submissions
  • Supervise junior members of the team under guidance from the Head of the Unit
  • In house legal duties, which include vetting of media article and assistance with company secretary work and draft funding applications and reports
  • Attend meetings and participate in case discussions with members of other CW teams
  • Peruse, analyse and summarise documents
  • Draft legal correspondence and drafting of legal documents, including PAIA requests
  • Keep abreast of developments in the legal and policy environment
  • Conduct basic preliminary and desktop research in respect of corruption reports, assist in providing governance related and contract vetting services and other tasks as assigned by the Head of the Legal and Investigations Team


  • LLB, Admitted attorney
  • Minimum of two years’ work experience, including litigation, research and writing experience
  • Proactive attitude, with enthusiasm for Corruption Watch’s mission and vision
  • Ability to work closely with diverse group of professionals and different departments;
  • Administrative and file management skills
  • Ability to adapt in a fast changing environment
  • Desktop forensic investigation experience will be an advantage
  • Preferably fluency in at least one African language
  • Computer literacy skills
  • A valid driver’s license

To apply, submit your CV (not more than 5 pages), letter of motivation and three contactable references to

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
No late applications will be accepted. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. 

If you do not hear from the organisation within 30 days of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
Candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

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