Join the National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) as Company Secretary and Legal Services. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the agricultural sector of South Africa. If you possess expertise in company secretarial and legal functions, and are passionate about supporting the NAMC’s mission, we welcome your application.

NAMC-Company Secretary and Legal Services Overview:

  • Job Title: Company Secretary and Legal Services
  • Type of Position: Permanent
  • Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
  • Location: Based in Pretoria
  • Reference Number: HRREC007/24
  • Annual Package: R1,157,746.00 per annum
  • Closing date: 05 July 2024

Qualification & Experience:

Educational Background:

  • Possess a relevant Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB/LLM).

Professional Experience:

  • Have 3-5 years of experience in interpreting and providing advice on relevant legislation, directives, practices, and procedures to ensure compliance.

Legal Credentials:

  • Must be an Admitted Attorney, with membership in the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) or equivalent.
  • Membership in the Institute of Company Secretaries of Southern Africa (ICSA) or relevant professional bodies would be advantageous.

Skills & Knowledge:

Legislative Knowledge:

  • Comprehensive understanding of legislations relevant to the Public Service, including policy formulation, contract drafting, and management.
  • Familiarity with litigation processes within the agricultural sector and proficiency in interpreting laws.

Regulatory Frameworks:

  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management (SCM) regulatory framework, Public Finance Management Act (PFMA), and relevant National Treasury regulations.
  • Understanding of the Public Service Act (PSA), corporate governance principles, and regulations.
  • Familiarity with the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act, 1996, and Companies Act 71 of 2008.

Anti-Corruption and Strategic Frameworks:

  • Awareness of the Public Service Anti-Corruption Strategy and implementation of anti-corruption and fraud prevention measures.
  • Understanding of the Medium Term Strategic Framework (government priorities) and Estimates of National Expenditure (ENE).

Analytical and Communication Skills:

  • Proficiency in strategic thinking and analysis.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to uphold rules and regulations (rule orientation).

Leadership and Organizational Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills to manage complex tasks and responsibilities.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Legal Services Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of NAMC’s Strategy and Annual Performance Plan aligned with organizational targets.
  • Develop a divisional plan that supports the strategic goals of the organization.
  • Oversee implementation, monitoring, and control of Markets and Economic Research activities in accordance with the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act of 1996.
  • Provide strategic leadership for the division’s units and projects.
  • Support other divisions of NAMC as required in a coordinated manner.
  • Ensure sponsorship and marketing plans are effectively executed to fulfill divisional mandates.

Company Secretary Duties:

  • Provide corporate governance guidance and advisory to Council and Committee members regarding fiduciary duties.
  • Prepare agendas, meeting packs, take minutes, draft resolutions, and lodge required forms for Council and Committee meetings.
  • Follow up on actions/resolutions from meetings and maintain up-to-date policies referred for committee approval.
  • Maintain statutory books, including registers of Council members, Committees, and managers.
  • Manage correspondence, collate information, write reports, and communicate decisions to stakeholders.
  • Advise Council members on legal, governance, accounting, and departmental implications of proposed policies.
  • Raise relevant matters for Council’s attention and handle queries related to Council and Committees.

Governance, Compliance, and Internal Control:

  • Oversee the development and compilation of the Legal Risk Register.
  • Present Quarterly Legal Compliance Report/register at appropriate forums.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and NAMC Policy Framework.
  • Evaluate, investigate, and resolve compliance queries within NAMC.
  • Facilitate induction and training of Council and Committee members on corporate governance developments.
  • Act as a liaison between the offices of the Chairperson and the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Provide advice on meeting processes and procedures to Council and its Committees.
  • Present governance reports at Council and Committee meetings.

Reporting and Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders of NAMC.
  • Manage team relationships and collaborate effectively with Risk and Compliance functions.
  • Foster communication among teams and colleagues throughout NAMC.
  • Ensure NAMC meets legislative submission deadlines.

Application Guidelines:

Application Process:

  • To apply for the position, forward the relevant Job Application Form and your CV to hrrecruitment@namc.co.za.
  • If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • People with disabilities, Indian, White, or Coloured candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Short-listed candidates will undergo reference checks and qualification verification.

Disclaimer on Personal Information (POPIA):

  • By applying for this position, you acknowledge and accept the following disclaimer under the Protection of Personal Information Act, Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA):
  • You consent to NAMC processing your personal information as part of the recruitment process.
  • NAMC will take all reasonable measures to protect applicants’ personal information.
  • For the purposes of this disclaimer, “personal information” is defined as outlined in POPIA.

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for the position of Company Secretary and Legal Services at NAMC. Applications, including the Job Application Form or CV, should be submitted to hrrecruitment@namc.co.za by the closing date of 05 July 2024. Applicants are encouraged to visit the NAMC website for further details. NAMC values diversity and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including persons with disabilities, Indian, White, or Coloured individuals. Please note that only short-listed candidates will undergo reference checks and qualification verification.

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