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Learner- and Internship Programme 2018/19
The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJ&CD) is offering internship opportunities to provide South African matriculants and graduates with the opportunity to gain workplace experience in the field that they have studied.
Dated: 09 Oct 2019/ Received for Publishing: 03 Oct 2019/ Closing Date: 21 Oct 2019
LEGAL ADMINISTRATION OFFICER (MR4)
REF NO: 19/100/KZN
CENTRE: REGIONAL OFFICE, DURBAN
SALARY: R310 556 – R351 795 per annum. (Salary will be in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement
REQUIREMENTS: LLB degree or 4 year recognized legal qualification; At least 5 years’ appropriate post qualification legal experience; A sound knowledge of the South African Legal system; An understanding of the principles of Batho Pele, Victim’s Charter and Restorative Justice; Knowledge on the implementation of legislation affecting vulnerable groups: A valid driver’s license; Proficiency in isiZulu will be an added advantage.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Research skill; Legal drafting; Case flow management skills; Computer literacy, including the ability to prepare Power-point presentations and use Excel; Communication skills (both verbal and written); Good inter-personal and inter-cultural relations and ability to liaise with senior officials Problem solving skills; Time management skills; Accuracy and attention to detail.
DUTIES: Key Performance Areas: Responsible for special projects on Gender, Persons with disabilities and the Elderly; Represent the Regional Office on Inter-Departmental Committees; Manage the implementation of various pieces of legislation aimed at protecting the rights of vulnerable groups; Conduct outreach events on various pieces of legislation; Ensure that the strategic responsibilities in respect of Small Claims Courts, Equality Courts, Regional Civil Courts and Restorative Justice are met; Ensure the implementation of Victim’s Charter in the Province; Respond to petitions, representations and complaints from civil society and other Government Departments; Deal with the disposal, recovery and mitigation of losses; Deal with statutory appointments e.g. commissioners of oaths.
ENQUIRIES: Mr J.N. Mdaka (031) 372 3000
APPLICATIONS: Quote the relevant reference number and direct your application to: the Regional Head, Private Bag X54372, Durban, 4000 or physical address: Recruitment, First Floor, 2 Devonshire Place Off Anton Lembede Street, Durban
MAINTENANCE OFFICER: MR1 - MR4
REF NO: 19/VA58/NW
CENTRE: MANKWE MAGISTRATE COURT
SALARY: R198 411 - R351 795 per annum (Salary will be determined in accordance with OSD determination). The successful candidate will be required to sign a performance agreement.
REQUIREMENTS: LLB Degree or recognised 4-year legal qualification; Extensive knowledge of the maintenance system and family law matters; Proficiency in the following languages; Setswana, English and Afrikaans. IsiXhosa will be an added advantage; Knowledge of Maintenance Act ( Act 99/1998); Understanding of all services and procedure in the area of Maintenance and other arrears; A valid driver’s licence;
SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES: Research skills: legal drafting; Case flow management skills; Communication skills (verbal and written); Computer literacy(MS Office); Numeracy Skills; Facilitation and mediation skills; Litigation skills; Legal terminology and process in simple language skills; Good interpersonal relations; Innovative and work under pressurized environment;
DUTIES: Key Performance Areas: Perform duties or functions of a Maintenance Officer in terms of the Maintenance Act; Obtain Financial Information for the purpose of Maintenance enquiries; Guide maintenance investigators in the performance of their functions; Appear in the Maintenance Court and conduct proceedings in terms of the Maintenance Act; Implement Bench orders;
ENQUIRIES: Ms. P. Lekoma (018) 397 7005/54
APPLICATIONS: Quoting the relevant reference number, direct your application to: The Regional Head, Private Bag X2033, Mmabatho, 2735 or hand deliver it at 22 Molopo Road, Ayob Gardens, and Mafikeng.
NOTE: All former contract workers and Casual Interpreters of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development are encouraged to apply.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
CLOSING DATE: 21 OCTOBER 2019
NOTE: Interested applicants may visit the following website: www.justice.gov.za or www.dpsa.gov.za to view the full job specification of the above positions. Applications must be submitted on Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at www.gov.za. A Z83& CV must be accompanied by original certified copies of qualifications and identity document. A driver’s licence must be attached if indicated as a requirement. A SAQA evaluation report must accompany foreign qualifications. Applications that do not comply with the above mentioned requirements will not be considered. All shortlisted candidates for SMS posts will be subjected to a technical exercise that intends to test relevant technical elements of the job, the logistics of which will be communicated. Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend a generic managerial competency assessment (in compliance with the DPSA Directive on the implementation of competency based assessments). The competency assessment will be testing generic managerial competencies using the mandated DPSA SMS competency assessment tools. The successful candidate will complete a financial disclosure form and also be required to undergo a security clearance. If the candidate is applying for an OSD post, certificates of service must be attached to the CV.
The DOJ&CD is an equal opportunity employer. In the filling of vacant posts the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration. Reasonable accommodation shall be applied for People with Disabilities including where drivers licence is a requirement. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a personnel vetting process. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you do not hear from us within 3 months of this advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The department reserves the right not to fill these positions. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply and preference will be given to the EE Target.