SENIOR OFFICER HIGH COURT AND MAGISTRATE COURT: EXTERNAL LITIGATION

LOCATION: JohannesburgCLOSING DATE & TIME: 3/17/2020 11:55 PM

Purpose of the Job: Attend to litigated matters by investigating assessing and settling defended claims with the view to reduce the number of matters that proceed to trail; and to provide supervisory function to the team.

Key Performance Areas

  • Ensure that the unit conducts preliminary assessment of litigated files.
  • Supervise and ensure that the unit instruct panel attorney on appointment of relevant experts.
  • Actively manage and control the litigation process in the unit to ensure early settlement.
  • Report on trial outcomes and out of court settlements in the unit.
  • Verify and approve manual and system offers.
  • Monitor and arrange block settlements.
  • High court duty attending to new and revised instructions)
  • Prepare and analyse reports to be submitted to the team lead.
  • Monitor compliance and non – compliance with RAF policies, procedure and processes.
  • Plan, monitor and review performance.
  • Establish and maintain internal stakeholder relations.
  • Establish and maintain positive external stakeholder’s relations.
  • Investigate and assess legal liability of the RAF on claims lodged.
  • Analyse and interpret outcome of claims investigations.
  • Liaise internally on litigated and non-litigated claims with panel and plaintiff.
  • Monitor and report on Panel attorney’s compliance or non-compliance in terms of the SLA.                                                                                                                         

    Manage and supervise team of Litigation Officers and assistants with regards to:
  1. Quality and quantity of output in line with assigned targets.
  2. Leave
  3. Adherence to court and internal time lines.
  • Authorise appointments of actuaries and assessors utilising VRS systems.
  • Give legal guidance to team of Litigation Officer and other internal stake holders.
  • Deputise for litigation manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • B Degree in Law @ NQF Level 8
  • Admission as an Attorney or Advocate of the High Court.
  • Relevant 4 years minimum experience in claims / litigation environment of which 1 year is on supervisory experience.

Technical and behavioral competencies required:

  • Organisational Resilience
  • Personal Mastery
  • Team Resilience
  • Judgement and Decision making
  • Emotional wisdom
  • Ethics and governance
  • Customer orientation and customer focus
  • Dispute resolution and negotiation skills
  • Third party compensation law.
  • Understanding of the RAF Business Processes.
  • Computer Literate.
  • Sound knowledge of the Amendment Act and Regulations.
  • Sound knowledge of Magistrate Court Rules and Magistrate Court Act and High court rules and Act.
  • Knowledge of relevant case law and Legislation.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Planning and Organising.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Adaptability and flexibility – job requires being open to change and to consider variety in the work.
  • Initiative – willingness to take decisions and responsibility.
  • Leadership – willingness to lead take charge and offer opinions and solutions
  • Social orientation –team work.

Remuneration

A total cost to company of minimum remuneration package applicable to this position is R502 953.00

per annum and will be negotiable commensurate with experience.

Closing date: 17 March 2020

NB: “RAF offers Total Employment Cost packages with no additional contributions from the Employer; successful candidates are required to structure their packages in manner that will suit their needs“.

INSTRUCTIONS TO PROSPECTIVE APPLICANTS

  1. Indicate the name and the reference number for the position you are applying for on the subject line
  2. Do not submit copies of qualifications and ID as these will be requested from shortlisted candidates on the interview date
  3. Submit a short cv with a maximum of 5 pages

APPLICATIONS CAN BE FORWARDED FOR ATTENTION OF THE RECRUITMENT OFFICER AT jhbrecruitment1@raf.co.zaOR Hand delivered at 28th Floor, corner Jeppe and Von Wielligh Streets, Johannesburg.

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