Senior Legal Advisor

Senior Legal Advisor

Senior Legal Advisor

  • Location

    South Africa

  • Industry

    Employment
  • Date Posted

    2 weeks ago

  • Apply Before

    16 Jun, 2024

JOB PROFILE


POSITION TITLE: Senior Legal Advisor
REPORTS TO: General Counsel
DEPARTMENT: IP & Governance
NO. OF POSITIONS: One (1)
NO. OF DIRECT REPORTS: None
JOB GRADE AND LEVEL


JOB PURPOSE
To support the organisation’s mandate in ensuring that the organisation operates within the legal framework and complies with all relevant regulations including establishing and maintaining effective corporate governance structures and controls. Within the context of the above, the role focuses primarily on the management of the NMF’s IP portfolio, contract drafting and risk management for the organisation.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB
•Promotes the Founder’s legacy and mandate of the organisation modelled on its core values
•Keep abreast with changes in relevant legislation and the regulatory environment, advise on appropriate good governance processes and policies that enhances the regulatory environment of the NMF
•Conduct legal research, draft legal opinions, and provide legal advice to the NMF
•Provide or facilitate training workshops lead by the department
•Assist with the design, implementation and management of contract drafting and contract management to aid the delivery of legal and governance services
•Assist with dispute resolution and general litigation
•Develop risk management framework to monitor for the NMF
•Lead the process of identifying and analyzing potential risks across the NMF, including financial, operational, strategic, compliance, and reputational risks.
•Conduct risk assessments and scenario analysis to evaluate the potential impact and likelihood of risks materializing.
•Develop risk profiles and risk registers for each department and for the NMF
•Liaise with external regulators and advisers such as lawyers and auditors and issue legal instructions as and when required.
•Manage the organisation’s strategic application of the Founder’s and the institution’s Intellectual Property.
•Manage and monitor the stable of intellectual property trademarks for the institution.
•Collaborates with stakeholder organisations on protocols to protect and preserve the NMF’s intellectual property stable.
•Manage the litigation and disputes relating to trademarks, patents, copyrights and/or unfair competition
•Build and maintain relationships with all stakeholders of the organisation Support the General Counsel as required


QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
•Bachelor’s degree in law
•5 (five) to 7 (seven) years applied legal experience
•Knowledge of NPO sector advantageous
•Compliance Management qualification and/or experience advantageous


WORKING CONDITIONS
•The role is mainly office-based, with minimal local travel


RELEVANT SKILLS
•Innovative strategic thinking and leadership
•Decision-making and problem solving
•Negotiation skills
•Stakeholder management and relations
•Knowledge of organisational information processing and reporting systems
•Microsoft Office Suite,


REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES AND COMPETENCIES
•Versatile to navigate complex human related and systems challenges
•Adaptable to planned and unplanned organisational and/or environmental situations
•Emotional intelligence
•Influence and collaboration
•Balanced judgement
•Proficiency in business written and verbal communication


PURPOSE OF THE INSTITUTION
Nelson Mandela Foundation is a Non-Profit Organisation that seeks to contribute to the making of a just society by mobilising the legacy of Nelson Mandela to dismantle intergenerational poverty and inequity.

Only CV should be submitted to the email address provided recruitment@nelsonmandela.org with the "name of the position" as the subject line, and the rest of the copies will be submitted on the interview day. Complying with the popia limitation of processing personal information. So only those who will be invited for the interview will be asked to bring copies.

For enquiries they contact 011 547 5600. Also they can send address email to Lekau Marokane (humanresources@nelsonmandela.org)


 
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