Society for Family Health (SFH) Current Employment Opportunity

Posted on :

27 Nov, 2019

Category :

Legal Jobs in South Africa

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO network that operates in over 50 countries. SFH in South Africa currently concentrates on issues of HIV/ AIDS with the view to strategically expand to other public health areas.

As part of its HIV/AIDS control efforts, SFH is using social marketing to motivate behaviour change concerning consistent condom use, HIV testing, and other safer behaviours.



Job Title: Associate Legal Counsel
Department: Legal Services
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Employment status: Permanent
Reports toGeneral Counsel (GC)

Duties and Requirements

  • Analyzes & negotiates unique contract requirements, terms, conditions & special provisions to ensure compliance with applicable regulations & PSI objectives
  • Advises PSI internal clients/BU’s on contractual rights/obligations & provides interpretation/guidance on contract terms & conditions
  • Drafts, edits & finalize briefs, memoranda, reports, legal opinions, correspondence & other legal documents
  • Performs special projects & legal portfolio management as requested by GC
  • Reviews the legal, business & regulatory environment for legal changes & new risks
  • Reviews & interprets legislation/regulations & local country laws applicable to PSI’s operating jurisdictions
  • Provides oversight & management of legal matters outsourced to external counsel
  • Supports PSI’s Legal Services Team in terms of audit requests & reviews by outside agencies as required
  • Identifies, analyzes & escalates high-risk matters to the GC & and keeps the GC updated on progress & resolution of these matters
  • Identifies, develops, implements & models standard operating procedures & legal best practices to achieve PSI’s strategic objectives, while minimizing costs & mitigating legal risk to PSI
  • Maintains a high ethical standard of practice, including compliance with all PSI policies & procedures & supports Ethics & Compliance Program(s)
  • Manages Legal services systems, processes; provides inputs to trainings, policy, procedure development etc.


  • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM) or LLM (Corp/Commercial law)
  • Independent judgment & analysis applied to resolution of legal/contractual issues
  • Ability to influence, negotiate effectively & devise workable options & solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound interpretation/application of statutes & regulations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – communicate/interact effectively both internally & externally
  • Ability to work in a fast pace, complex environment & effectively multi-task to meet deadlines
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite of Software Applications
  • Excellent English verbal & written communication skills
  • Travel occasionally; work long or flexible hours as needed
  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent & license to practice law in at least one jurisdiction
  • 5 years’ relevant legal experience with at least 3 years focusing on contracts/in-house legal
  • Experience drafting, negotiating & managing complex, wide-ranging, multi-party transactions & agreements
  • Experience interacting with BU’s & managing diverse legal portfolios aligned to strategic program goal.



Please send your full application to [email protected] . All application submissions will be reviewed and considered; only the most qualified candidates will be shortlisted and contacted for interviews. SFH is an equal opportunity employer.


Application Deadline: 13 December 2019

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