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Corruption Watch is a non-profit organisation launched in January 2012, relying on the public to report corruption to them. The organisation uses these reports as an important source of information to fight corruption and hold leaders accountable for their actions. Corruption Watch exposes corruption through their communications platforms and mobilises the public to take a stand against corruption and the abuse of public funds. Corruption Watch engages in impact litigation, and makes submissions to parliamentary processes and commissions.

Based in Johannesburg, Corruption Watch seeks to fill the following position:

Attorney

The purpose of this role is to provide general and legal support to Corruption Watch’s Legal & Investigations team through the execution of various duties, including but not limited to: legal research and drafting, case management, drafting legal submissions, litigation support, other legal interventions, investigations, general administrative work, and assistance with project based deliverables.

Key responsibilities for this exciting position include:
Case management, legal drafting and strategic litigation thinking
Factual research on specific cases and reports
Legal research and writing, including the drafting of opinion pieces
Assist with legal projects, campaigns workshops and seminars
General administrative assistance to the Legal and Investigations team
The Attorney must possess and be able to demonstrate:
LLB degree
Admitted attorney
Strong understanding of the South African political climate
Understanding of constitutional arrangements
Legal research experience
Detail orientation
Communication skills written and spoken
Stakeholder management skills
Investigation and research aptitude and experience
Anti-corruption and human rights experience
Enthusiasm for CW’s mission and vision
Team player
Accountable and responsible
Self-starter
Strong interpersonal Skills
Emotional intelligence
View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and email your application by Wednesday, 24th June 2020  [email protected]

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