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  • Posted: Jun 16, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom) is an African mobile communications company providing voice, messaging, data and converged services to over 61 million customers. From its roots in South Africa, Vodacom has grown its operations to include networks in Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, and Lesotho and provides business services to customer...
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    Legal Assistant

    Role Purpose:
    To provide support within the Legal Affairs SA team. This role is comparable to what is generally known as a function of a paralegal. Accordingly, this entails being part of and supporting a business unit tasked with navigating the company through various complex legal pitfalls in its operating environment. The Legal Assistant works under the supervision of and mentorship by the designated Executive Head of Division (EHOD).

    Your responsibilities will include:

    Key accountabilities and decision ownership:

    • Support the EHOD and other team members in their various consultations with the rest of the Vodacom business units
    • Undertake basic legal research
    • Drafting and vetting of various basic business agreements
    • Drafting and reviewing of various correspondence
    • Drafting and reviewing of various group wide reports
    • Liaison with external service providers such as attorneys and advocates
    • Liaison with other Vodacom business units
    • Periodically reviewing company-wide policies to ensure compliance and alignment with legislation and Vodafone policies, where applicable.
    • Investigation and reporting on customer and stakeholder queries which arise from time to time
    • Request and obtain basic documentation and information relating to claims against Vodacom
    • Provide support in the management of legal tools and ensuring that those tools are effectively utilised.

    Core competencies, knowledge and experience:

    • Understanding of the basics of South African law of contracts and/or mercantile law (Essential)
    • Basic understanding of the South African telecommunications regulatory regime (Advantageous)
    • Excellent speaking, reading and writing skills (Essential)
    • Ability to undertake basic legal research(Essential)
    • Basic understanding of Civil Court Procedure together with the High Court Rules (Advantageous)
    • Excellent law office administration function(Essential)

    Job Related Skill:

    • Integrity
    • Good judgment
    • Independent thinker
    • Good communicator
    • Systematic and analytical
    • Good inter-personal skills
    • Work under pressure
    • Assertive
    • Self-starter, solution oriented and problem solver
    • Ability to prioritise matters
    • Applying expertise and technology
    • Learning and research
    • Planning and organizing

    The ideal candidate for this role will have:

    • Minimum of 5 years’ work experience, which must include a minimum of 2 years of work experience in a law office (Minimum Requirement)
    • Telecommunications sector work experience (Advantageous)

    Must have technical / professional qualifications:
    Matriculation certificate or other SAQA accredited equivalent qualification (Essential)
    South African Paralegal Studies Qualification (Essential)
    Law degree or other law Diploma (Advantageous


    Closing date for Applications: 17 June 2021 


    The base location for this role is, Midrand, Vodacom Campus


    The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.
    Vodacom is committed to an organisational culture that recognises, appreciates and values diversity & inclusion. 

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Vodacom on careers.vodafone.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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