Monday , November 28 2022

CSIR Vacancies – Legal Counsel

Website Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job Description:

The CSIR has a vacancy for Legal Counsel in the Legal and Compliance Services Portfolio. The incumbent will provide comprehensive and effective legal advice to the Organisation and its subsidiaries whilst ensuring effective management of legal and contractual risks. This position is based in Pretoria.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Handle a variety of complex legal matters and give advice, initiate and/ or facilitate internal and external negotiations
  • Co-ordinate legal matters that require external assistance and act as link between the Organization and external counsel
  • Provide legal opinions on a variety of requests which are complex in nature
  • Review legal documents and provide advice on appropriate actions
  • Identify legal risks and take appropriate preventative and reactive courses of action
  • Act as legal counsel on issues involving the Organization’s and its’ subsidiaries compliance with applicable legislation and regulatory standards
  • Contribute to discussions on legal matters and draft required documentation for various research and development, commercial and other business transactions

Job Requirements:

  • Sound understanding of how legal issues affect the organization
  • Basic commercial/financial experience as well as an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework applicable to public entities will be an advantage.
  • A relevant legal qualification (LLB; B Proc or similar degree) with at least two years’ post admission experience
  • Broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigation, labour law etc.)
  • An admitted attorney in good standing with the relevant Law Society/Bar Councils
  • Sound understanding of institutional Research and Development areas

Job Details:

Company: Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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