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The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is Now Hiring Legal Investigator

Posted on: 19 Sep 2019 139 views
: Senior Legal Investigator
: The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC)

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The National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) is a statutory body, established in 1998, in terms of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act, 1998 (Act No. 95 of 1998). It is mandated to protect the interests of housing consumers and to regulate the home building industry.



Reporting directly to the Manager: Enforcement, the Senior Legal Investigator is responsible for overseeing and guiding investigations on contraventions of the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act, any applicable law; and institute criminal prosecutions against defaulting Home Builders and other offenders as per the Act.


  • Implement and effectively manage the approved budgets, report variances and monitor the implementation of remedial actions to minimize impact;
  • Ensure expenditure is in line with budget requirements;
  • Provide input into the strategic planning of the Enforcement Section;
  • Ensure a world- class Legal investigations capability in the organization;
  • Develop the Home Builders fraud prevention and detection strategies;
  • Ensure the implementation of Home Builder fraud prevention and detection strategies;
  • Develop and implement the legal investigation Strategy, Fraud Prevention Plan;
  • Manage and guide Investigators to ensure efficiency within the section according to the approved methodology;
  • Manage, plan and conduct legal investigations;
  • Create, update and maintain legal investigations register;
  • Compile and analyse relevant data and review evidence gathered to inform sectional policies and strategy;
  • Review the final investigation report and address the report to internal stakeholders in accordance with internal NHBRC standards;
  • Compile clear and concise reports for use in disciplinary hearings and other relevant forums;
  • Provide evidence at disciplinary hearings and in criminal/civil courts where necessary;
  • Prepare and present legal investigations reports and recommendations to management as well as implementation plan;
  • Identify risks and vulnerabilities during investigations, propose mitigation actions to management for the identified investigation risk and ensure proper follow up for their implementation;
  • Contribute in the development and ensure maintenance of the risk register of the section;
  • Prepare Investigations reports and other documentation (monthly, quarterly and annual reporting);
  • Collaborate with the compliance function in respect of monitoring or due diligence exercises;
  • Respond to audit findings, develop and implement remedial actions;
  • Assess all Legal Investigation findings in order to establish trends and escalate all issues of a significant nature to the appropriate stakeholders on a timely basis (as and when these occur);
  • Discuss and share investigation reports with relevant officials and specialised units to ensure successful prosecutions;
  • Oversee data accuracy and manage Information Management System for area of responsibility;
  • Make recommendations on the improvement of systems and practices from an investigations perspective;
  • Ensure the recording and monitor the implementation of recommendations made pertaining to Legal investigation;
  • Perform Anti-Corruption due diligence and risk assessments;
  • Develop and maintain an investigations system in order to proactively monitor investigations;
  • Develop Legal investigations policies, procedures, process flows and SOP’s;
  • Ensures adherence to all policies, procedures and applicable laws;
  • Assist in preparing cases for prosecution and presenting evidence at Disciplinary hearing, criminal and civil trials;
  • Oversee Investigation and compilation of case files in respect of criminal offences for referral to SAPS;
  • Investigate and compile case files for ad-hoc investigation;
  • Collate and present material evidence and analysis in a clear and concise form which is relevant to and meets business expectations;
  • Establish work objectives and implement action plans for achieving set targets;                                             
  • Provide management with advise on crime prevention and detection strategies;
  • Build and maintain good working relationship with all stake holders to ensure effective and efficient investigations;
  • Implement remedial actions where required;
  • Provide relevant technical support to stakeholders to ensure team objectives are achieved;
  • Engage with internal stakeholders to improve the flow of information during investigation process;
  • Assist and support Managers in the development and implementation of checks and controls to prevent fraud within the context of the NHBRC;
  • Plan and execute legal investigation awareness training across the organisation;
  • Liaise with role players in law enforcement, relevant prosecuting authority and SAPS in respect of criminal cases;
  • Attend and participate in internal and external committees, meetings and forums as requested;
  • Conduct internal and external presentations on investigations in order to create awareness;
  • Attend to developmental workshops and interventions as per agreed Individual Development Plan (IDP);
  • Timeous submission of performance agreements and reviews;
  • Keeping abreast of the latest investigative detection techniques;
  • Conduct performance management and monitor performance on an on ongoing basis through mentoring, coaching, and reviews and take appropriate steps to correct performance issues;
  • Deal with grievances, conflict and disciplinary issues and take appropriate actions in accordance with NHBRC Policy;
  • Recruitment and selection of suitable candidates according to recruitment and selection procedures and EE targets within area of responsibility;
  • Provide input into Workplace Skills Plan in conjunction with Human Capital.


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  • Grade 12;
  • Degree (Law/ Audit / Forensics / equivalent investigation related tertiary qualification);
  • Certified Fraud Examiners Qualification will be added advantage;
  • Minimum 5 years’ criminal/Forensic investigation experience;
  • Minimum three (3) years Supervisory experience will be added advantage.



The above-mentioned position will be offered on a permanent basis with a Total Cost to Company package.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2019

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