Deputy Director: Legal Services (6-month fixed-term contract) (Ref #: OHSC: 13/2024)

Salary: An all-inclusive salary package of R 1 003 890 per annum.


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 licence. Experience in board support in the public/health or social services/regulatory environment would be an added 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: 10 June 2024 (Only Emailed, Posted and Delivered applications allowed)

Enquiries: Mr M Mavotsho at telephone numbers: (012) 942 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 Mr M Mavotsho, Office of Health Standards Compliance. Hand delivered or couriered applications may be submitted to reception at the OHSC building, no. 79 Steve Biko Road, Prinshof, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0001. Posted applications may be submitted to Private Bag x21, Arcadia, 0007 or emailed to: (kindly indicate the name of the position and the reference number in the subject line of your email). All applications must be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any Public Service Department and should be accompanied by a CV in which experience is comprehensively detailed, copies of certified qualification certificates (including matric), ID as well as drivers’ licence and professional registration (where applicable). It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications and national certificates (where applicable) evaluated by SAQA and to submit proof of such with their applications. Applications received after the closing date and those that do not comply with the requirements will not be considered. Short-listed candidates should bring hard copies of all application documents if these were emailed on initial application. 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 personal suitability checks and other vetting procedures.