Legal & Risk Officer

  • WWF-SA
  • Newlands, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Oct 09, 2019
Permanent Legal

Job Description

Introduction

LEGAL AND RISK OFFICER
(Finance & Business Support Unit)
(Permanent position based in WWF-SA Head office in Newlands, Cape Town)
WWF is the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organisation, with over 6 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the Earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
WWF South Africa is a national office that is part of the WWF network. We are a local NGO that has worked for 50 years with the aim of inspiring all South Africans to live in harmony with nature, for the benefit of our country and the wellbeing of all our people. WWFs work is for nature, for you.
Our work is challenging and exciting and we love what we do. To join our team you need to be brilliant at what you do, passionate, results-orientated and have a positive attitude.

Specification

Responsibilities:
Provide a high quality and effective legal support to WWF-SA and its associated Trusts and support to the Legal and Risk Manager.
  • The Legal Officer will join the legal team in providing effective and efficient in house legal support to WWF South Africa and the Associated Trusts. Legal experience in a broad range of areas is essential, in particular the areas of general contractual law (including corporate partnership, licensing and other commercial agreements), aspects of tax law, media and intellectual property (brand and trademark protection), company secretarial services, trust property control law and labour law and property law.
  • Understanding of environmental legislation (in particular the NEM: Protected Areas Act) would be beneficial but is not essential.
  • Commercial agreements used by WWF take a wide variety and form, including funding, hosting, donation, consultancy, campaign income, branded merchandise, license, service, confidentiality, consent to use logo, memorandums of understanding, and other agreements.

    Requirements

    Requirements:
  • LLB degree and at least 2 years post admission experience
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Experience in commercial contract drafting
  • Knowledge of the Consumer Protection Act, relevant tax law, data protection law, environmental law
  • Advanced level proficiency in MS Office
  • Systematic and analytical thinker
  • Able to solve problems and build relationships
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated
  • Resilience
  • Team-player
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Able to perform under pressure and use initiative
Further Information:
To apply please click here fill out the application form, and provide a detailed CV and covering letter (attach under "Documents") fully motivating why you should be appointed, together with the names, current e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three relevant references.
Applications close on 24th October 2019. Applications sent via email will not be considered.
WWF seeks to promote diversity among its staff. Candidates who have not received a response within three weeks of the closing date are kindly requested to assume that their application has not been successful in this instance. WWF-SA reserves the right not to fill this position.

Application Deadline

Oct 24, 2019