Department of e-Government – Senior Legal Administration Officer

The Provincial Government of Gauteng is committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially in respect of race, gender and disability.
The specific reference number of the post must be quoted; failure to comply with these instructions will disqualify applications from being processed.
Department of e-Government

Directorate BRANCH: Corporate Management
Package R 473 820 – R1 140 828 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration package)

Requirements An LLB degree coupled with a minimum of 8 years post qualification experience in the legal environment. Admission as an Attorney or Advocate. At least three years’ experience in a managerial position in legal environment. Proven knowledge and experience in litigation, drafting and vetting of contracts, contract management, conducting legal research and providing well researched legal opinions. Good communication skills (written & verbal). Ability to draft comprehensive and well researched legal opinions. Ability to draft, review, vet policies, contracts, SLAs, charters and Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Basic understanding of legislation applicable to the Public Service including thorough knowledge of Administrative law, knowledge of SCM regulatory framework, PFMA and relevant National Treasury prescripts, LRA, PSA and regulations. Extensive knowledge and proven experience in labour relations litigation and dispute resolution procedure will serve as an added advantage. Good Office Administration, planning, and organisational skills. Computer skills in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.). A valid driver’s license will be an added advantage. 

Provide litigation management services and support including Labour Relations matters. Conduct vetting of policies, contracts, charters and related legal documents. Draft contracts, MOU’s and SLA’s, memorandum and letters on behalf of the Department. Provide well researched legal opinions and advice in complex matters relating to the operations of the Department. Ensure that the administrative and contractual decisions of the department are compliant with governing legislation and to provide advice, presentations, awareness raising on the impact of any new legislative requirements and related issues. Provide support on contract management services, support practitioners in the drafting of procurement contracts.

Drafting, reviewing and vetting contracts after consultation with business units. Reviewing and carrying out the amendments to draft contracts. Management of correspondence in the event of breaches of contract or legal disputes including contract cancellation. Manage the resolution of legal disputes which includes representing the Department (e-Gov) at arbitrations and in a court of law in addition to liaising with outside appointed legal professionals. Ensure and maintain professionalism in providing key legal support to business units within the e-Gov. Ensure that all administration processes adhere to legislative and policy compliance including PFMA, PAJA and PAIA. Compile instructions to external consultants, State Attorneys and manage the progress of matters until finalization. Produce monthly reports and analysis of matters received. Responsible for setting performance targets.  

It is the department’s intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication of race, gender and disability status is required.

APPLICATIONS: Applications must be submitted on form z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at All applications should be delivered to: Gauteng Department of e-Government, Imbumba House, 75 Fox Street, Marshalltown, 2107/ P/Bag x112, Marshalltown, 2107 or Applicants can apply online

NOTE: Applications must be submitted on form Z83 (obtainable from any Public Service department) and must be completed in full and page 2 duly signed. Clear indication of the post and reference number that is being applied for must be indicated on your Z.83. A recent, comprehensive CV, specifying all qualifications and experience, with respective dates and certified copies of qualifications and ID (not older than 6 months) must be attached.

General information: Short-listed candidates must be available for interviews at a date and time determine by the Gauteng Department of e-Government. Successful candidates maybe be subjected to competency assessment and must obtain a positive security clearance. Applications received after the closing date as well as those who do not comply with the requirements will not be taken into consideration. If you have not received a response from this institution within three months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. The Gauteng Department of e-Government reserves the right to fill or not fill the above-mentioned posts.

Enquiries Mr. Oscar Baloyi, Tel (011) 689 4648
Number of Posts 1
Closing Date 2020/07/24
Criteria Questions
Do you have an LLB degree coupled with minimum of 8 years post qualification experience in the legal environment?
Are you admitted as an Attorney or Advocate?
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large number of applications we envisage receiving, applications will not be acknowledged, If you do not receive any response within 3 months, please accept that your application was not successful.