Section27: Attorney

Section27
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 18 September, 2020
Opportunity type: 
Employment

SECTION27 is a non-profit organisation that uses the law and advocacy to protect, promote and advance human rights and social justice. Their activities include litigation, research and advocacy to advance and promote the rule of law. They focus on protecting everyone’s right of access to health care services, basic education and sufficient food, as guaranteed by the Constitution.

SECTION27 seeks to appoint an Attorney to be based in Johannesburg.

Requirements:

  • Qualification:
    • Admitted Attorney with at least 5 years’ post-admission experience.
  • Knowledge and Skills
    • Experience in High Court litigation.
    • Knowledge of human rights and public interest law will be advantageous.
    • Experience and knowledge of education law and policy will be advantageous.
    • Project management skills, including planning and report writing skills.
    • Communication, interpersonal and listening skills.
    • Writing, analytical and time management skills.
    • Ability to multi-task.
  • Languages:
    • Excellent written and spoken English.
    • Proficiency in (or working towards learning) one or more indigenous South African languages is highly desirable.
  • Personal attributes:
    • Ability to work under pressure.
    • Extremely organised and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel.

Responsibilities:

  • Investigate the merits of possible cases and conduct necessary research to support interventions.
  • Work with community organisers, activists, and partners to collect data and relevant materials for cases.
  • Consult with clients.
  • Brief and consult with counsel.
  • Draft legal papers.
  • Monitor progress of cases.
  • Drafting legal submissions and opinions.
  • Conduct research and analysis.
  • Keep abreast of legal developments that are relevant to the work of SECTION27.
  • Publish articles and opinion pieces.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders and clients.
  • Engage with government and private actors.
  • Liaising with media.
  • Participate in team activities.
  • This includes team meetings as well as monthly staff meetings.
    • Organisational reviews and planning as well as other meetings that relate to the work of SECTION27.
    • Teaching, training and public education including presentations at conferences.
    • Advocacy activities including assisting with public mobilisation.

If you are passionate about human rights, self-motivated and would like to be part of a dynamic team working to challenge inequality, joining SECTION27 could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Please forward your curriculum vitae accompanied by a motivation as to why you are interested in and suitable for the position to applications@section27.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

Late applications will not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

For more about SECTION27, refer to www.section27.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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Johannesburg

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