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South African Civil Aviation Authority Hiring Legal Advisor

Posted on: 24 Jun 2019 251 views
: Senior Legal Advisor: Regulation Development
: South African Civil Aviation Authority
: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Published 21/06/2019
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa

Assist technical Divisions in developing legally sound and concise regulations and technical standards;

Manage and spearhead the formulation and approval of regulations and technical standards through a consultative process with the aviation industry in terms of section 157 of Civil Aviation Act, 2009( Act No. 13 of 2009) (“the Act”).

Manage Secretarial support services of the Civil Aviation Regulations Committee (CARcom), a statutory Committee established in terms of section 157 of the Act.

 Provide regulatory and general legal support services to SACAA. Ensure that SACAA is protected against any legal risk by providing legal, regulatory and technical support services by drafting or vetting proposals for amendment of regulations and technical standards; drafting legal opinions, vetting of exemptions, vetting and drafting of contracts, advising on any legal matter; drafting and vetting of legal and non- legal documentation, provide legal support services in meetings when requested to do so by SACAA Divisions. Draft Board and Executive Committee submissions.

Job Functions Compliance & Regulatory Affairs,Legal
Industries Aviation

Regulation Development and provision of legal support services

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Draft/vet proposals for amendment of regulations and technical standards in line with the applicable legislation and International Civil Aviation Organization. Certify the proposals vetted and drafted by legal advisors. Facilitate and monitor the approval process of the regulations and adhere to deadlines. Drafting of board and Executive Committee submissions, draft monthly reports, analyse exemptions and provide legal advice thereto; Perform any other function for Legal Department when delegated to do so by the Senior Manager: Legal and Aviation Compliance and the Chairperson of CARcom; provide any legal advice when assigned to do so. Manage and oversee Civil Aviation Regulations Committee secretarial functions.

Drafting and legal Opinions

Research and draft accurate and legally correct legal opinions.
Recommend the course of action to be taken.
Consider the merits of the matter.

Litigation Process
Research the legalities pertaining to the matter and ensure that SACAA is protected against any legal risk that may arise. Coordinate, provide assistance to, monitor and guide the attorneys in the litigation matters.

Drafting of Contracts
Draft, vet, interpret and advise on contracts to ensure compliance and to protect the interests of SACAA.

Guide and mentor Legal Advisors and Regulation Development Administrator. Manage and monitor the performance of Legal Advisors and Regulation Development Administrator. Constantly train Legal Advisors and Regulation Development Administrator. Manage all activities of CARcom and report to the Chairperson of CARcom effectively.

The SACAA will process applications as soon as possible. If you have not heard from us within 90 days 
after your CV has been received by us, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Employment equity candidates will be preferred.

“All SACAA appointments are subject to S98 of the Civil Aviation Act, 13 of 2009 and all successful candidates will be subjected to security vetting”.


B Proc or LLB; admitted as an Attorney or Advocate (with pupilage) and Legislative Drafting Certificate.

5 Years experience as Attorney or Advocate with relevant exposure to Interpretation of Statutes, Admin Law and Commercial Law in General.

5 Years Post Admission experience

Job Closing Date 05/07/2019

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