Executive Officer

at Freedom Under Law
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Date Posted January 25, 2022
Category Administration
Job Type Full-Time


About the Organisation

Freedom Under Law (FUL) aims to promote democracy under law and advance understanding of and respect for the rule of law and the principle of legality in Southern Africa.


It does this principally by instituting or joining in litigation from time to time to combat and correct institutional conduct in conflict with the rule of law.


About the Job

Freedom Under Law (FUL) seeks to appoint an Executive Officer. The Executive Officer reports to the FUL Board of Directors and is responsible for providing leadership and executing the strategy of the organisation. Together with the Board, the Executive Officer formulates the vision and overall strategy of FUL. It is envisaged that a strategic review planned for early 2022 will see a reorientation and possible expansion of FUL’s role. It is hoped that the newly appointed Executive Officer will help drive this process and the resulting vision.


Key Responsibilities

Communicating and executing the organisation’s strategy on a day-to-day basis


Leading and helping formulate appropriate legal interventions




Overseeing the financial and human resources administration of the organisation as its sole employee


Ensures communication and, where appropriate, collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.


Formulating and participating in advocacy campaigns intended to promote FUL’s litigation initiatives or otherwise profile rule of law and constitutional concerns



A law degree and/or post-graduate qualification in law


Approximately ten years relevant experience in a law-related field


Knowledge of and familiarity with South Africa’s public interest law sector


Ability to interact and communicate constructively with a broad range of partners from persons in government, donors, legal professionals and civil society


Public relations, media liaison and advocacy skills as the public face of FUL


Interested candidates can send their CV