Legal and Procedural Advisor

Department: Legislature
Branch: Legal and Procedural Services
Designation: Legal and Procedural Advisor
Remuneration: R49 989,72 pm (basic salary, excluding benefits)
Location: 158 Civic Boulevard, Metro, Centre Braamfontein

Minimum Requirements:

  • LLB Degree (NQF level 7);
  • 6 years’ working experience in a Legal Environment (preferably from Local Government),
    specializing in Constitutional, Administrative & Procedural Law, including experience in
    Contract/Commercial Law;
  • Parliamentary/Legislative work background will be an added advantage as well as
    Admission as Attorney/Advocate.

Primary Function:
Lead and manage the key performance areas and result indicators for the Legal
Services Unit within the legislative arm of Council by ensuring provision of
comprehensive and efficient Legal and Procedural Advisory services to Council, the
Speaker, 18 Section 79 Committees of Council and the Administration of the Legislative
arm and to ensure the development and implementation of effective systems,
processes and procedures for provision of Professional Legal and Procedural support

Key Performance Areas:

  • Oversee and control outcomes associated with utilization, productivity and performance of
    personnel within the Legal Unit;
  • Identify, define and align the Unit’s objectives against the departmental strategic objectives
    and financial resources;
  • Oversee the provision, development and management of comprehensive legal and
    procedural support to Council, Speaker, Chief Whip, Chair of Chairs, Council Committees,
    Secretary to Council and all directorates within the Legislature;
  • Ensure compliance by the legislative arm to legal requirements imposed by National and
    Provincial legislation (Acts);
  • Ensure the management of Contracts concluded between the Legislative arm and external
    parties including Municipal Entities;
  • Manage litigation by and against the Legislative arm of Council;
  • Oversee the provision, development and management of comprehensive legal and
    administrative support services to the office of the Integrity Commissioner and Councilors.

Leading Competencies:

  • Computer literacy (MS Office; Presentation skills);
  • Good communication, coordination and analytical skills;
  • Programme and Project Management;
  • Moral competence;
  • Innovative behavior;
  • Knowledge and Information Management;
  • Team Player.

Core Competencies:

  • Good knowledge and interpretation of Policy and Legislation;
  • Good Governance;
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management and Performance Management;

“All suitably qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered. The
City of Johannesburg applies the principles of employment equity as per National
legislation and policy guidelines and will consider designated groups in line with these
requirements. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged groups including
those with disabilities. Appointments will be made in accordance with the approved
Employment Equity Plan to promote its equitable representation in terms of race,
gender and disability.”

Please take note that only online applications will be considered. Please apply by
using the following link below:


Contact Person: Violet Sidaki / Sharon Gardner
Tel No: 011 407 6002 / 6294


Applicants are respectfully informed that, if no notification of appointment/response is
received within six (6) weeks of the closing date, they must accept that their application
was unsuccessful. By submitting your application for a position at the City of
Johannesburg, you are consenting that the personal information submitted as part of
your application may be used for the purposes of the Recruitment and Selection and
related process. In terms of the Talent Acquisition Policy of the City of Johannesburg,
you hereby consent to the following risk checks should your application be shortlisted:

  • Credit Record,
  • CV validation,
  • Employment record verification,
  • Criminal check,
  • Identity validation.

All the best with your applications

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