Deputy Director: Legal Services (12-month contract) (Ref #: OHSC: 4/2023)

Salary: An all-inclusive salary package of R 908 502 per annum (basic salary consists of 70% or 76% of the total package, States contribution to the Government Employee Pension Fund (13% of basic salary) and a flexible portion). The flexible portion can be structured according to OHSC guidelines


  • A four-year bachelor’s degree in the legal field
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a legal environment which must include legislative and contract drafting
  • Must be an admitted Attorney or Advocate
  • Analytical and innovative thinking skills
  • Good judgement, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Planning, organising and networking skills
  • Computer skills in MS office
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Experience in board support in the public/health or social services/regulatory environment would be an advantage


  • Provide legal advice to management and the Board of the OHSC
  • Draft, edit and amend contracts, service level agreements and memoranda of understanding in line with the OHSC policies and procedures
  • Conduct legal analysis and research with regards to legal matters pertaining to the OHSC
  • Manage litigation by and against the OHSC
  • Assist the Board Secretary with legal secretarial work.

Closing Date: 13 February 2023 ((NO ONLINE APPLICATIONS ALLOWED))

Enquiries: Ms L Mashiane or Mr M Mavotsho at telephone numbers: (012) 942 7839/7808

Please Note: A practical test relating to key areas of knowledge and skills may form part of the selection process for the above posts. Applications should be submitted for attention of Ms L Mashiane, Office of Health Standards Compliance. Hand delivered applications must be submitted to reception at the OHSC building, no 79 Steve Biko Road, Prinshof, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001. Posted applications must be sent to Private Bag x21, Arcadia, 0007. Applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a comprehensive and detailed CV as well as certified copies of qualification certificates, including matric, ID, drivers’ licence and registration certificate (where applicable). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates (where applicable) evaluated by SAQA and submit proof of such with their applications. No faxed, e-mailed or online applications will be considered. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. The OHSC reserves the right not to fill the above posts. Applicants are respectfully informed that correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only; if notification of an interview is not received within 3 months after the closing date, applicants may regard their application as unsuccessful. Candidate(s) will be subjected to various vetting processes.