Posted on :
20 Apr, 2021
20 Apr, 2021
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 Title: Legal Services Manager
Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: LSM01
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
The following opportunity exists in the Head Office situated in Pretoria, Gauteng to be filled by an individual with the relevant skills, drive, competencies, qualifications.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the effective and efficient management of the legal services unit, whose role is to provide legal advisory services and ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks for SANSA.
The ideal candidate will have:
• At least 5 years legal experience, ideally in a public sector entity, with a proven track record in providing accurate and effective legal counsel • Proven record of adding value to an organisation through the development of comprehensive contract documents that mitigate risks and penalties • An LLB degree • A Master’s degree/and space law qualification will be an added advantage • Good
management and leadership skills • Excellent relationship management and communication skills necessary for interaction with stakeholders, including the judicial system and negotiating parties • Knowledge and experience with laws dealing with government and/ or commercial contract administration, particularly contract negotiation, preparation and administration • Ability to provide independent advice (orally and in writing) to senior and executive management • Success in managing and conducting a variety of litigation matters • Good planning and organisations kills • Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters.
Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
• Management and leadership
• Legal Services
• Litigation Management
• Legal Compliance
• Regulatory Compliance
• Space and Science Related Legal Services
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.
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.
Application Deadline: 04/05/2021