Senior Legal Advisor

Senior Legal Advisor: Legal Advice

Division:  Governance

Reference No:  3654


Centurion, Gauteng, ZA

Employment Type:  Permanent

Disability (EE targeted role):  No

T.A.S.K Grade:  15

Job Posting Salary:  R891,176.00

Job Posting End Date:  19 Dec 2023

The Road Accident Fund’s mission is to provide appropriate cover to all road users within the borders of South Africa; to rehabilitate and compensate persons injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents in a timely and caring manner; and to actively promote safe use of our roads.

Purpose of the Job: Reporting to the Manager: Legal Advisor, the successful incumbent is responsible to provide management and technical leadership support in line with the strategic objectives of the organisation as determined by the Board of the RAF; to manage, monitor and report on legal advice provided to the Board, Executive Management and business units; to publish a monthly internal legal advice newsletter; to prepare legal articles for publication in external media; and to collaborate with the Training Department on specific training requirements and the development of training material.

Key Performance Areas

Provision of Legal Advice to Business

  • Conduct legal research and prepare legal opinions.
  • Instruct attorney to brief counsel on legal opinion.
  • Where appropriate consult with attorney and counsel.
  • Collaborate with the Training Department on specific training requirements and the development of training material.
  • Write articles for the monthly Legal Advice Newsletter.
  • Write articles for publication in external media.
  • Vet Annual Reports, Annual Performance Plans, the RAF Website, marketing and other material for legal accuracy; and
  • Maintain and update legal advice register.

Policy Review and Implementation

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental policy, procedures and processes.
  • Keep up to date with effective policy and practice execution strategies.


  • Develop functional reporting systems, for management, projects or performance reporting.
  • Prepare proposals, briefings, presentations, reports, and other documentation and provide management information both verbally and in report format.

Stakeholder Management

  • Facilitate and manage communication with relevant internal and external stakeholders in relation to investments and proactively and progressively manage the relationships.
  • Manage relationships with vendors, service providers or procurement teams and ensure that all relevant procured items are invoiced and paid on Time.
  • Communicate with all levels of stakeholder contact.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law or equivalent
  • Relevant 5 – 7 years’ experience in a contracts function and general corporate law.
  • Proven contract drafting, vetting and negotiation experience.
  • Proven Legal Advice experience.
  • Proven prior experience in a public law environment.
  • Legal Research experience.
  • Code 8 drivers License.

Technical and Behavioral Competencies Required

  • Resilience.
  • Network and alliance.
  • Employee engagement.
  • Ethics and values.
  • Change management.
  • Critical and innovative thinking
  • Policy conceptualisation and formulation.
  • Risk Management.
  • Stakeholder development and relations.
  • Reporting.
  • A thorough knowledge of MVA law.
  • A thorough knowledge of legislation applicable to public entities.
  • Administrative Law
  • Microsoft Office Packages
  • Networking & collaboration
  • General Management
  • PFMA
  • RAF Act 
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems
  • Through knowledge of PFMA and its Regulations
  • Through knowledge of legislation and laws that are applicable to the organization
  • Facilitation and Coordination
  • Negotiation
  • Administrative law
  • Procurement processes
  • Contract law
  • Corporate Law
  • PFMA, PAIA, PAJA and other relevant legislation
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Commercial legal drafting

NB: “RAF offers Total Employment Cost packages with no additional contributions from the Employer, successful candidates are required to structure their packages in a manner that will suit their needs”.

The Road Accident Fund subscribes to the principles of employment equity and preference will be given to People with Disabilities.

Applicants who have not received any correspondence from us within six weeks from the closing date can consider themselves unsuccessful

Security Vetting shall be conducted on all prospective employees

It is the applicants’ responsibility to have foreign qualification evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) and to provide proof of such evaluation.

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