South Africa

Legal Practitioner

Company South African National Space Agency (SANSA)
Reference # LP01
Published 09/07/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science
and Innovation.

SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at http://www.sansa.org.za

SANSA is committed to attracting, developing and retaining employees who are passionate about the success of the national space industry. Personal growth, which is one of our values, encourages employees to invest time in education and training through bursaries and training courses offered to them. SANSA thrives on our employees’ creativity, competencies and expertise, and on their ingenuity to succeed in a high performing environment. If you aspire to the SANSA values of Service, Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Personal Growth and Excellence, and living these in a fast paced and innovative environment, then SANSA could be the place for you.
Job Functions Academic,Auditing,Legal
Industries Aviation,ICT - Information & Communications Technology,Insurance,IT - Information Technology,Legal,Ngo / Non-Profit,Parastatal,Regulatory,Research,Safety, Security & Defence,Science & Technology,Telecommunications
Reporting to the Legal Services Manager, the successful candidate will provide legal support, advice and guidance to all the SANSA programmes.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

• Ensuring compliance of the Supply Chain Management process
• Ensuring legal compliance of all SANSA contracts
• Providing general Legal Advisory services to all SANSA.

Please NOTE that the appointment will be on a level commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.

SANSA reserves the right to not make an appointment.

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.
The ideal candidate will have:

• A LLB Degree.
• Admission as a Legal Practitioner with the Legal Practice Council (LPC)
• A minimum of 5 years post admission experience in a similar role
• Experience in drafting and vetting contractual agreements and good knowledge of supply chain management process with the public sector or public entity.
Job Closing Date 23/07/2021
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