South Africa

Senior Legal Advisor: Regulation Development

Company South African Civil Aviation Authority
Reference # Senior Legal Advisor: Regulation Development
Published 21/02/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Assist technical Divisions in developing legally sound and concise regulations and technical standards;
 Manage and spearhead the formulation and approval of regulations and technical standards through a
consultative process with the aviation industry in terms of section 157 of Civil Aviation Act, 2009( Act No. 13
of 2009) (“the Act”).
 Manage Secretarial support services of the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARcom), a statutory
Committee established in terms of section 157 of the Act.
 Provide regulatory and general legal support services to SACAA. Ensure that SACAA is protected against
any legal risk by providing legal, regulatory and technical support services by drafting or vetting proposals
for amendment of regulations and technical standards; drafting legal opinions, vetting of exemptions, vetting
and drafting of contracts, advising on any legal matter; drafting and vetting of legal and non- legal
documentation, provide legal support services in meetings when requested to do so by SACAA Divisions.
Draft Board and Executive Committee submissions.
Job Functions Legal
Industries Aviation
Regulation Development and provision of legal support services:

Draft/vet proposals for amendment of regulations and technical standards in line with the applicable legislation and International Civil Aviation
Organization. Certify the proposals vetted and drafted by legal advisors.
Facilitate and monitor the approval process of the regulations and adhere to deadlines. Drafting of board and Executive Committee submissions, draft monthly reports, analyse exemptions and provide legal advice thereto;
Perform any other function for Legal Department when delegated to do so by the Senior Manager: Legal and Aviation Compliance and the
Chairperson of CARcom; provide any legal advice when assigned to do so.
Manage and oversee Civil Aviation Regulations Committee secretarial

Drafting of Legal Opinions:

Research and draft accurate and legally correct legal opinions.
Recommend the course of action to be taken,
Consider the merits of the matter

Litigation Process:

Research the legalities pertaining to the matter and ensure that SACAA is
protected against any legal risk that may arise.
Coordinate, provide assistance to, monitor and guide the attorneys in the
litigation matters.

Drafting of Contract:

Draft, vet, interpret and advise on contracts to ensure compliance and to
protect the interests of SACAA.


Guide and mentor Legal Advisors and Regulation Development Administrator.
Manage and monitor the performance of Legal Advisors and Regulation
Development Administrator. Constantly train Legal Advisors and Regulation
Development Administrator.
Manage all activities of CARcom and report to the Chairperson of CARcom effectively

The SACAA will process applications as soon as possible. If you have not heard from us within 90 days
after your CV has been received by us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Employment equity candidates will be preferred.

“All SACAA appointments are subject to S98 of the Civil Aviation Act, 13 of 2009 and all successful candidates will be subjected to security vetting”.
B Proc or LLB ;admitted as an Attorney or Advocate with Pupilage
Ideal Qualifications:
LLM Degree, Diploma in Legislative Drafting and vetting of contracts or Constitutional Interpretation

Minimum Experience required
5 Years experience as Attorney or Advocate, with relevant exposure to among others interpretation of statutes, Admin law and Commercial Law in General.
5 Years Post Admission Experience
Job Closing Date 27/02/2020
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