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Lawyers against Abuse is recruting

- Lee-Anne Bruce

LvA seeks to appoint an Attorney on a full-time basis, based in Diepsloot, Johannesburg

Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) is an NGO based in Diepsloot, an informal settlement in the northern part of Johannesburg. They provide direct legal and psychosocial services to victims of gender-based violence (GBV), including sexual violence, domestic violence, and child abuse. LvA works closely with local state actors, including police officers, prosecutors, clerks, magistrates, and government health officials. LvA is also involved in empowerment-based community engagement initiatives school and community workshops.
LvA seeks to appoint an Attorney on a full-time basis, based in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.

Expected Start Date: As soon as possible

Salary: Negotiable, based on experience and qualifications

  • Providing direct legal services to clients, including assisting clients in obtaining protection orders and supporting clients through criminal cases including regular engagement with police officers, prosecutors and other court personnel to ensure the law is being applied accurately and effectively
  • Managing LvA’s state actor accountability and capacity-building initiatives to address identified systemic gaps and shortcomings of local criminal justice system
  • Developing and leading local advocacy efforts in Diepsloot
  • Engaging with key community stakeholders to implement a coordinated response to GBV in Diepsloot
  • Engaging with broader NGO sector including other women’s rights and human rights organisations
  • Writing reports and other documentation


  • LLB degree required
  • LLM in human rights or Social Science degree preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in community-based work, working effectively with various stakeholders
  • Experience working with victims of GBV or other vulnerable populations
  • Strong understanding of women’s rights and issues around GBV
  • Experience designing and leading advocacy campaigns
  • Prior experience working with state actors preferred
  • Fluency in isiZulu, Sepedi and/or Tshivenda
  • High levels of flexibility, strong leadership skills and a clear sense of purpose
  • An ability to find creative solutions to problems
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, both individually and in a team
  • Analytical skills
  • Oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain the confidentiality required
  • Strong computer skills, especially with Microsoft Office suite

To apply, submit your CV and motivation letter to

Late applications will not be considered. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

LvA reserves the right to not hire for this position should no suitable candidates apply.

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