Grants Management Officer – Johannesburg
April 7, 2021

Litigation Attorneys

We are looking to fill two posts for litigation attorneys with a focus on the right to education. One post requires a minimum of five years High Court litigation experience post-articles, while the other requires two years High Court experience post-articles. Both posts are to be based at any of our offices in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg or Makhanda.

Key responsibilities:

  • Constitutional and public interest litigation and legal drafting.
  • Supervising and training of candidate attorneys and paralegals.
  • Regional and international advocacy.
  • Networking and presentations at seminars and conferences.
  • Legal research in specified LRC focus areas.
  • Drafting submissions to Parliament and regional as well as international mechanisms.
  • Reporting and compliance.

Required qualifications and competencies:

  • Admission and enrolment as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa.
  • Minimum of 5 years post articles High Court litigation experience with a focus on the right to education.
  • Excellent legal writing, research and communication skills.
  • Fluency in at least two official South African languages including English.
  • Valid Driver’s Licence.
  • Strong advocacy and litigation skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, independently and with others.
  • Ability to network with partner organisations and donors.
  • A commitment to strengthening public interest legal practice and transformation within the legal profession.
  • A commitment to staff development and team work.

Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Right of appearance in the in the High Court.
  • An LLM degree in a human rights-related field.
  • Experience in socio-economic rights litigation, with a focus on the right to education.
  • Displayed human rights/socio-economic rights background at the domestic, regional or international level.

The LRC is committed to transformation; applications from previously disadvantaged candidates are therefore strongly encouraged. To apply, please email: (1) a motivational letter; (2) your CV with copies of qualifications; (3) two contactable references to:

Closing date: 15 May 2021 .

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not been contacted by 31 May 2021, please consider your application unsuccessful.