ProBono.Org: Temporary Staff Attorney

ProBono.Org
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 26 July, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Employment

ProBono.Org is a dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor and contributes to ensuring that the unmet access to justice needs of impoverished people living in South Africa are met. We work to bring the power of the law to all by building cutting-edge digital tools and fostering collaborations with the nation’s leading civil legal organizations.
 
ProBono.Org seeks to appoint a Temporary Staff Attorney to be based in Cape Town.

Commencing: 1 August 2019 or ASAP

This is a five months contract 

Purpose of the position is to support and work with the Regional Director to ensure the wellbeing of ProBono.Org in Cape Town.  

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate projects and displaying strong project management skills
  • Undertake strategic decision making and planning
  • Manage legal interns and Administrative staff
  • Ensure high quality services are offered to clients, and administrative support to pro bono attorneys and advocates
  • Build relationships with the private legal profession and other stakeholders to enhance the delivery of pro bono services
  • Screen clients in accordance with ProBono.Org criteria, researching the merits of cases and preparing memoranda for attorneys and briefs for advocates
  • Interact, communicate and manage relationships with legal practitioners
  • Recruit legal practitioners to undertake pro bono work and referring clients to them
  • Create opportunities for legal professionals to undertake pro bono work
  • Monitor the progress and outcome of cases referred to legal practitioners
  • Set up, managing and monitoring legal clinics and special projects
  • Organise seminars, workshops and training
  • Build strong relationships with NGOs and CBOs
  • Undertake legal work for NGOs and CBOs through pro bono lawyers to strengthen such NGOs and CBOs
  • Write reports, success stories and press releases, as part of ProBono.Org’s reporting and communications functions
  • Facilitate the work of Community Advice Offices by linking them with law firms and supporting their work
  • Promotion of ProBono.Org in various media
  • Manage interns and other staff
  • Manage and prepare budgets, funding applications and reports
  • Project management and strategic planning abilities, and the ability to coordinate projects
  • Data management and statistical recording skills
  • The ability to undertake strategic decision making and planning in collaboration with the Regional Director
  • Any other task or responsibility is given to you by your manager

Requirements: 

  • LLB degree
  • An admitted attorney with ± three years relevant post admission experience
  • A demonstrable commitment to an interest in public interest law and social justice
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office (Word,  Excel and PowerPoint) 
  • Currently based in Cape Town
  • A valid driver’s license and own reliable transport
  • Well organised with strong administrative skills
  • Advanced communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. This requires good telephone etiquette and patience
  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, prioritises work and manages deadlines
  • Dependable and responsible: follow instructions and respond to directions timeously

To apply, kindly email a motivational letter and CV, together with certified copies of ID and qualifications to Uzair@probono.org.za 
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal
 
For more about ProBono.org, refer to https://www.probono.net/about/
 
For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Western Cape

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