SECTION27 seeks to appoint an Attorney, based in Johannesburg.


  • Investigate the merits of possible cases and conduct necessary research to support interventions;
  • Work with field researchers to collect data and relevant materials for cases;
  • Consult with clients;
  • Brief and consult with counsel;
  • Draft legal papers;
  • Monitor progress of cases;
  • Drafting legal submissions and opinions;
  • Conduct research and analysis;
  • Keep abreast of legal developments that are relevant to the work of SECTION27;
  • Publish articles and opinion pieces;
  • Build and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders and clients;
  • Engage with government and private actors;
  • Liaising with media;
  • Participate in team activities. This includes team meetings as well as monthly staff meetings, organisational reviews and planning as well as other meetings that relate to the work of SECTION27;
  • Teaching, training and public education including presentations at conferences;
  • Advocacy activities including assisting with public mobilisation.
  • Education


  • LLB (with admission in the High Court as an Attorney);
  • At least five years’ post-admission experience;
  • Experience in High Court litigation;
  • Knowledge of human rights and public interest law;
  • Experience and knowledge of the basic education law and policy will be advantageous.
  • Knowledge and Skills


  • Project management skills, including planning and report writing skills
  • Writing and analytical skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Time-management
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Communication, interpersonal and listening skills
  • Driver’s licence is essential;
  • Spoken and written English;
  • Knowledge of one or more South African languages is advantageous.
  • Personal attributes
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure;
  • Extremely organised and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a team; and
  • Willingness to travel.


To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to by 1 March 2017