Opportunity: Law Researcher – Office of the Chief Justice

Ref No: 2024/32/OCJ

Salary Scale: R444,036 – R532,602 per annum (Level 09)

Location: National Office, Midrand

The Office of the Chief Justice is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Law Researcher. This pivotal role offers an annual remuneration ranging between R444,036 and R532,602, based on a Level 09 salary scale. The selected candidate will be expected to enter into a performance agreement to ensure commitment and delivery of high-quality legal support.

Educational and Professional Requirements:

  • Matric certificate.
  • LLB degree or equivalent four-year legal qualification.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant legal experience.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Desirable Attributes:

  • Prior exposure to the workings of Commissions or Tribunals will be advantageous.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficient in legal research and analytical skills.
  • Strong report writing and editing capabilities.
  • Effective project management, planning, and organizational skills.
  • Keen attention to detail with a focus on accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer applications.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both independently and under pressure.
  • Willingness to undertake travel as required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a complaints register.
  • Register and manage complaints against Judges.
  • Handle litigation involving the Judicial Service Commission.
  • Analyze legal documents and pleadings.
  • Provide secretariat support to the Judicial Conduct Committee.
  • Prepare documentation for committee members and maintain stakeholder relations.
  • Compile recommendations for the Chief Justice and the President.
  • Ensure effective administrative support to the JSC and maintain the JSC database.

Selection Process: All shortlisted candidates will undergo a practical exercise aimed at assessing compatibility with the job’s technical and generic demands.

For Technical Enquiries: Contact Ms. M Mondlane at (010) 493 2581

For HR Related Enquiries: Contact Mr. A Khadambi at (010) 493 2500/2528

The Organisation is committed to achieving employment equity and particularly encourages applications from members of designated groups.

If you meet the requirements and are looking for a challenging role within the judiciary sector, apply for the Law Researcher position to contribute to the effective functioning of our justice system. 

Closing date 17 May 2024