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  • Posted: Jan 19, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Deloitte is one of the country's leading professional services firms in Southern Africa, and is dedicated to assisting companies succeed in the business environment- whether it be through our tax, audit, consulting or financial advisory services. At Deloitte, we understand that solutions are not just a static one dimensional report, but rather, an integrated...
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    Assistant Manager / Manager - Internal Client Services-Risk Independence & Legal

    About the Division

    It takes a high-powered network of internal support professionals to keep Deloitte going strong. The internal services function provides a wide variety of support services to our organisation and people.

    Rewarding career opportunities are available in:

    ·       Human resources

    ·       Information technology

    ·       Marketing and Communications

    ·       Financial support services, and much more.

    As with all the functions in Deloitte, a core set of competencies is associated with each internal service area. An overall understanding of value-added client service, the experience to work in multifunctional and cross-border teams, strong business acumen, and the instinct to think and act globally are essential for advancement within Internal Client Services.

    What impact will you make?

    Every day, your work will make an impact that matters, while you thrive in a dynamic culture of inclusion, collaboration and high performance. As the undisputed leader in professional services, Deloitte is where you’ll find unrivalled opportunities to succeed and realize your full potential.

    Job Description

    Main Purpose 
    The position falls within Risk Independence & Legal. The individual will form part of the RIL Legal Commercial team. The RIL Legal Commercial team is responsible for the oversight and governance of contracting and transactions for Deloitte Africa and is responsible in assisting in the risk management strategy of the firm by using contracting as a risk mitigation tool. 

    Among other things, this individual will be required to:

    • Assist with providing internal legal support & advice

    • Review and draft contracts

    • Assist with the development, maintenance and roll out of contracting templates 

    • Assist with the development, maintenance and roll out of contracting polices and guidance documents 

    • Assist with the risk mitigation strategy of the firm

    • Assist the Vault Administrator as and when required 

    • Assist with the maintenance of the RIL Legal Commercial intranet site

    • Assist with transactions that the firm is involved in (Mergers, Acquisitions, buy outs, etc.)

    • Contract Management

    • Assist in determining new and improved ways of providing legal contracting support and contract management to the firm, including through the use of technology

    • Contribute toward the achievement of Deloitte global standards

    • Assist with DocuSign as the team responsible for the technology 



    Minimum Requirements: 

    • LLB Degree 

    • 5 years’ post qualification experience as an in-house legal advisor, preferably at a professional services firm, or at a law firm

    Technical Competencies

    • Experience in commercial law & contracting  

    • Experience in contract management

    • Demonstrated capability in interaction at all levels

    • Experience in drafting and delivering contracts, presentations, and training 

    Additional Information

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Must be able to work in a flexible working environment:

    • Must be able to self-start, self-manage and be eager to assist

    • Available when required – must continuously check in with team leader

    • Although the work environment and working times are flexible, must meet deadlines and be available for any urgent requests that may arise

    • Must be trustworthy and available when required by team leader

    • Attention to detail

    • Good administrative skills

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

    • Good interpersonal and relationship building skills

    • Mentorship and coaching ability with desire to develop self and others 

    • Strong internal client delivery focus

    • Adaptable, managing change and ambiguity with ease

    • Focus on quality and risk

    • Problem solving ability

    • Good business acumen

    • The role requires someone with confidence and “gravitas” that will seek out engagement and interaction with all levels of the organization and leadership, and who displays a hands on “can do” approach.

    Leadership / Behavioural Capabilities
    Living our Purpose - Identifies and embraces our purpose and values and puts these into practice in their professional life
    Influence - Builds relationships and communicates effectively in order to positively influence peers and other stakeholders
    Performance drive - Seeks opportunities to challenge self; teams with others across businesses and borders to deliver and takes accountability for own and team results
    Strategic direction - Understands strategic objectives of Deloitte, aligns own work to objectives and sets personal priorities
    Talent development - Develops self by actively seeking opportunities for growth, shares knowledge and experiences with others, and acts as a strong brand ambassador

    The list of tasks / duties and responsibilities contained in this document is not necessarily exhaustive.  Deloitte may ask the employee to carry out additional duties or responsibilities, which may fall reasonably within the ambit of the role profile, depending on operational requirements.

    Method of Application

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