Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) Current Job Opportunity

Posted on :

30 Oct, 2020

Category :

Legal Jobs in South Africa

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is an NGO that works to strengthen the justice system’s response to gender-based violence (GBV) by providing legal services and therapy to victims, engaging with local state actors, and empowering communities. LvA has operated a walk-in Centre in Diepsloot since 2014 and is now expanding to the community of Orange Farm.



Job Title: Senior Legal Officer
Location: Orange Farm, Johannesburg
Contract: Full-time basis
 Start Date: As soon as possible.
Remuneration: Negotiable, based on experience and qualifications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Implement LvA intervention in Orange Farm, including establishing necessary stakeholder relationships and delivering on key programmatic objectives.
  • Provide comprehensive support in criminal cases including court support and regular engagement with police, prosecutors and other court personnel to ensure the law is being applied accurately and effectively.
  • Assist clients in obtaining protection orders including the initial application, advising on submission and service, and supporting clients through final hearing.
  • Provide general legal advice and make referrals to other service providers as needed.
  • Work closely with LvA’s partners to implement integrated services model.
  • Engage with local state actors and community stakeholders as needed for purposes of relationship strengthening, accountability, and capacity building as needed.
  • Supervise Junior Legal Officer.
  • Maintain client files.
  • Write reports and other documentation.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • LLB degree required.
  • Experience providing direct legal services within a community-based setting.
  • Experience working with victims of gender-based violence or other vulnerable populations.
  • Strong understanding of women’s rights and issues around gender-based violence.
  • Project management and implementation experience, including managing junior staff.

Competencies Required:

  • Fluency in isiZulu, Sepedi and/or Tshivenda.
  • High levels of flexibility, strong leadership skills, a clear sense of purpose, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, both individually and in a team.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain the confidentiality required.
  • Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office suite.

To apply

Submit your CV and motivation letter to

Application Deadline: Friday, 13 November, 2020

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