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  • Posted: May 27, 2024
    Deadline: Jun 9, 2024
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    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) helps organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services. Find out more by visiting us at In Africa we're the largest provider of prof...
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    Associate, Office of the General Counsel

    Job Description & Summary

    A career in the Office of the General Counsel, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to be a part of the Firm’s legal department by providing dedicated legal support in the areas of litigation management and legal advisory on corporate, commercial, and employment law. You’ll play an important part in all aspects of regulatory proceedings involving the Firm and its personnel by supporting on regulatory issues, advising the Firm on matters relating to its operations, supporting the Firm’s client contracting function, and advising on matters related to employees.

    To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

    As an Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

    • Invite and give in the moment feedback in a constructive manner.
    • Share and collaborate effectively with others.
    • Identify and make suggestions for improvements when problems and/or opportunities arise.
    • Handle, manipulate and analyze data and information responsibly.
    • Follow risk management and compliance procedures.
    • Keep up-to-date with developments in the area of specialism.
    • Communicate confidently in a clear, concise and articulate manner - verbally and in the materials I produce.
    • Build and maintain an internal and external network.
    • Seek opportunities to learn about how PwC works as a global network of firms.
    • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

    Activities to be performed:

    Demonstrates abilities in the following areas:

    • Assist in the preparation and review of routine contracts and legal agreements according to the firm's policies and global needs.
    • Respond to inquiries and coordinate requests between internal and external counsel.
    • Support team members & internal clients in specific areas with research information, documentation, etc.
    • Monitor and communicate changes in the relevant laws
    • Identify and report possible risks
    • Foundational understanding of intellectual property (IP) and IP commercialization familiarity with technology contract lifecycle.
    • Being comfortable with ambiguity.
    • Being unafraid to challenge the status quo.
    • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
    • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients 
    • Ensure compliance within the company upon adoption of legislation that affects the firm.


    • Bachelor’s degree in law from a reputable university with a minimum Second Class Upper;
    • Have working experience of at least 2 years post qualification in the same field (legal position) at a law firm or as an in-house lawyer for a multinational company;
    • Ability to work in teams and independently with minimum supervision, and to manage multitasking;
    • Ability to adapt with respect to the tasks given and the working environment;
    • Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and practice.
    • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.

    Method of Application

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