South Africa

Manager Regulation Development

Company South African Civil Aviation Authority
Reference # Manager Regulation Development
Published 28/05/2021
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 the Civil Aviation Act, 2009 (Act No. 13 of 2009) (“the Act”);
❖ Manage Secretarial support 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. Drafting or vetting proposals for amendment of regulations and technical standards; drafting legal opinions, 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. Facilitate and monitor the approval process of the regulations and adhere to deadlines.
Draft Board and Executive Committee submissions, draft monthly reports, analyse exemptions and provide legal advice thereto;
Perform any other function for Legal and Aviation Compliance 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 functions.
Draft and vet all regulatory amendments and ensure that they meet regulation drafting principles before submission to DCA and Minister for promulgation.
Adhere to submission turnaround times.

Drafting of Legal Opinions:
Research and draft accurate and legally correct legal opinions.

Litigation Process:

Consider the merits of the matter.
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 Contracts:
Draft, vet, interpret and advise on contracts to ensure compliance and 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 Administrator.
Manage all activities of CARCom and report to the Chairperson of CARCom, SM and E:LAC accordingly.

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 in line with our Employment Equity targets .
“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 (successfully completed pupilage with a recognized association) and a Certificate in Legislative Drafting.

Minimum of 5 years experience as an Attorney or Advocate with relevant exposure to among others interpretation of statutes, Admin Law and Commercial Law in General and

Minimum of 5 years post Admission Experience.

Job Closing Date 11/06/2021
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