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The Corruption Watch team is small, but dedicated. Our people are excited about the work they do, and proud that they’re helping to take South Africa forward. Our task is often challenging, but always rewarding. If you’re looking for an inspirational environment and work that truly makes a difference, contact us.

We currently have the following vacancies

HEAD OF LEGAL AND INVESTIGATIONS

Applicants must be experienced lawyers looking for a challenging working environment outside of traditional practice. They will have experience/interest in anti-corruption work, constitutional, administrative, procurement and media law, and will have people and financial management skills.

Key responsibilities for this exciting position include:

  • Managing Corruption Watch’s legal and investigative work;
  • Influencing the legislative and policy framework governing corruption in South Africa, through research, strategic litigation, commenting on legislation and policies and writing opinion pieces, among others;
  •  Advising management on all legal issues affecting Corruption Watch’s work;
  • Briefing counsel.

The head of Legal and Investigations must possess and be able to demonstrate:

  • An LLB or equivalent;
  • Admission as an attorney or advocate of the High Court of South Africa;
  • Six years post-admission experience;
  • Litigation experience;
  • Research and writing skills;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills;
  • Computer skills;
  • Excellent people and programme management, administrative and file management skills;
  • Ability to adapt in a fast changing environment.

Interested applicants should visit http://www.actionappointments.co.za/vacancies.html and obtain an application form. E-mail your application by Friday, 27 September 2019 to tracy@actionappointments.co.za

Legal interns and externs – please note that the positions below are being offered on a rolling basis, meaning that while there is no closing date, we will select from the applications as and when required.

LEGAL INTERNS

As part of CW’s mandate, we are committed to strengthening the criminal justice system, including efforts to address financial crime; the refinement of our planning and procurement systems; and supporting and strengthening the ability of private and public bodies to better detect and address corruption in their spheres of operation.

CW is looking for interns to work in our offices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but applicants are encouraged to get their application in as soon as possible, indicating dates of availability. Interns will work at CW ’s offices under the supervision of one of our legal and investigations unit members.

Responsibilities may include legal research and writing, including international and comparative law research; factual research on specific legal cases and fact-checking legal filings; assisting in ongoing investigations into reports of corruption; and assisting staff in organising conferences and seminars.

Please note that the position is unpaid.

Requirements:

  • Interest in human rights issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Excellent research skills including online sources;
  • Well-organised, self-motivated and reliable.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, a detailed CV and an unedited writing sample to admin@corruptionwatch.org.za, with the subject line “Legal Internship”.

LEGAL EXTERNS

CW is looking for externs – full time students who can dedicate approximately 10 hours per week to research and general assistance to CW. Externs will generally work from home, with occasional meetings with the CW legal and investigations unit. This work may include legal research and writing, including international and comparative law research; and factual research on specific legal cases.

Externships are designed to give students practical experience of working in litigation, without the time and financial difficulties full-time internships create. Working with CW ’s legal and investigations unit provides students with exposure to litigation at domestic courts as well as to regional and international human rights mechanisms, and will help broaden your understanding of the strategies lawyers involved in such cases adopt. However, our externships require dedication and hard work, and we expect high standards of work from our externs.

Preferred applicants:

  • All law students who already have an undergraduate degree;
  • Interest in corruption, political and human rights issues;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Excellent research skills including online sources;
  • Well-organised, self-motivated and reliable.

Interested applicants should send a one-page letter of interest, a detailed CV, an unedited writing sample and a two-page answer to the research question to admin@corruptionwatch.org.za, with the subject line “Legal Externship”.

Research question: In your opinion how does corruption impact on human rights and how can the law be used to mitigate and/or combat these impacts?

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