Monday , February 26 2024

NPA Careers – STATE ADVOCATE

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Job Responsibilities:

  • To institute and conduct criminal proceedings on behalf of the State, to perform any act incidental thereto and to carry out the duties and functions assigned to the prosecution under any Act and/ or the Policy Manual and / or any directives, inter alia, study case dockets, decide on the institution of and conduct criminal proceedings, including proceedings of an advanced or complex nature in the dedicated sexual offences courts.
  • Prepare cases for court, guide investigations, and consult with witnesses, draft charge sheets and other court documents, including documents that are more complex in nature.
  • Present the State’s case in court.
  • Present evidence, cross-examine and address the court on, inter alia, conviction and sentence.
  • To ensure criminal and civil litigation in compliance with requirements legally imposed upon the State regarding aspects of criminal and civil activities relevant to the mandate of the National Prosecuting Authority on the management of gender-based violence and all matters incidental there to.
  • To track, monitor and facilitate cases through the Criminal Justice System, manage the court rolls at dedicated sexual offences courts.
  • Securing the attendance of witnesses, investigating officer’s and accused in custody at court.
  • Ensuring a reduction of turnaround time in the finalization of cases in line with the mandate of NPA.
  • Assist to improve functional relationships with stakeholders.
  • Constant follow up with the relevant stakeholders.
  • Assist to improve the conviction rate.

Job Requirements:

  • An LLB or any appropriate legal qualification for serving prosecutors.
  • Demonstrable competency in acting Independently, Professionally, Accountable and with Credibility.
  • High level of proficiency in prosecuting and presenting/ arguing cases in court.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in guiding investigations and giving instructions in law and statutory offences.
  • Right of appearance as contemplated in section 25(2) of the NPA Act, 32 of 1998.
  • At least five years’ post qualification legal experience in the prosecution of Sexual Offences; Criminal Procedure, Civil litigation and management of Gender based violence matters.

Job Details:

Company: NPA

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa

Application Deadline: N/A

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