SASSETA – Internship (x12)


Vacancy:3862: SASSETA Intern Candidate Attorney (40 hours per week) (contract appointment: 2 years -12 positions)
Faculty:
Department:Office of the Dean – UFS Law Clinic
Division:
Type:Support
Description:Faculty of Law
Office of the Dean – UFS Law Clinic
SASSETA Intern Candidate Attorney (40 hours per week) (contract appointment: 2 years -12 positions)
Job ID: 3862

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: http://www.ufs.ac.za/templates/vacancies. Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered.  Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 
 • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);
• Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
• Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
• A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
• Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
• A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Duties and responsibilities: • Assist with preparations for Community Engagement/ Service-Learning projects.
• Train and supervise students.
• Consult with clients.
• Manage files and keep records.
• Adhere to time management system, diarise and attend to appointments internally and externally.
• Attend court and appear in court cases.
• File and serve court documents.
• Supervise students at courts.
• Prepare research on files and keep record of research.
• Attend meetings with all stakeholders.
• Draft legal documents.
• Draft all court-, contractual- and legal brief documents relating to Law Clinic work.
• Facilitate, coordinate and perform other duly delegated and reasonable instructions by Attorney/ Supervisor.

Inherent requirement: • An LLB from a South African University. 
• Must be a South African citizen.

Required competencies: • Results Orientated: 
– The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
– The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
• Strategic Thinking: 
– The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
– The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
• Business Acumen:
– The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
– Proficient in using MS Office.
– Computer literacy, including word processing, layout, spreadsheet skills.
• Leading: 
– The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
– The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
• Building Coalitions:
– The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
– The ability to make decisions through consultation, collaboration, and working with close supervision.
– Excellent liaising and communication skills,

Recommendations: 
 • A postgraduate qualification or enrolled for it.
• An excellent command of written and spoken English.
• A good command of an additional official South African languages will be a strong recommendation.
• Knowledge of practical legal training and access to justice.

Assumption of duties:  01 August 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing date: 18 June 2021.

Salary:
 The salary for this position is R7 000.00 per month (fixed) for the duration of the 2 years’ contract.

Enquiries: For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 7705 /7267 /9848 or email Recruit@ufs.ac.za

General:
 The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division. 

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at https://ufsacza.sharepoint.com/sites/supportservices/hr/Resources/Employment%20Equity%20Plan_July2017.pdf. For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.

The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at https://ufsacza.sharepoint.com/sites/supportservices/hr/Resources/Employment%20Equity%20Plan_July2017.pdf. For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.

APPLY ONLINE: External candidates can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting and Careers to apply online.

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