The Community Schemes Ombud Service Act (No. 9 of 2011), which was assented to by the President on the 11th of June 2011, and promulgated on the 7th of October 2016, provides for the establishment of the Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS) as a public entity. The CSOS has been classified as a Schedule 3A Public Entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (Act No.1 of 1999) (PFMA).
PANEL OF PART-TIME ADJUDICATORS
(GAUTENG; KZN & WESTERN CAPE)
Reporting to the Regional Ombuds, the Part-time Adjudicators will preside over and adjudicate in a fair equitable and transparent manner all disputes that are referred to adjudication. They will use an optimal case management system, inspect all documentation, investigate an application, issue notices, preside over and make orders to all affected parties. The appointment is for a 9 month-period, focusing only on CSOS work, and with a possibility of extension for another 12 months, subject to performance and need for resources. The CSOS reserves the right to appoint several Adjudicators at any given point depending on its assessment of the workload and capacity requirements.
• Admitted as an attorney or advocate (minimum 5 years)
• Minimum 5 years of experience as an Adjudicator/Arbitrator or 10 years as a Conciliator OR 5 years participation in administrative tribunals and/or related processes including, but not limited to, litigation, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration
• Experience in litigation and legal advisory
• Understanding of Community Schemes adjudication of disputes
• Knowledge of alternative dispute resolution
• Thorough knowledge of the CSOS Act, Sectional Titles Schemes Management Act, Companies Act, Housing Scheme for Retired Persons Act and South African Co-operatives Act, Promotion of Administrative Justice Act.
• Thorough knowledge of case management system
• Understanding the governance of community schemes
• Analytical & problem-solving skills
• Objectivity & fairness
• Strong communication skills
• Drafting skills
• Project management skills
• Advanced legal writing and report writing.
Key Performance Areas
• Oversee the preparation and issuing of Notices of Set down for all Adjudication hearings inviting parties to a formal hearing.
• Conciliation of CSOS disputes.
• Drafting of settlement agreements, conciliation reports, non-resolution certificates, adjudication orders & enforcement orders.
• Preside over or adjudicate on applications that are referred to adjudication in a fair, equitable and transparent manner.
• Issue adjudication orders within the prescribed timeframes.
• Ensure that adjudication orders are legally correct and in line with the applicable legislation.
• Conduct quality assurance of adjudication orders.
• Conduct investigations, inspections, enter or inspect assets, records, or other documents.
• Ensure that the principles of due process of law are observed.
• Must act independently and impartially in making decisions.
• Maintain own register of disputes allocated & compile performance reports
For more details on these positions, please visit www.csos.org.za.
Enquiries: Ms Lindi Sibiya, Human Resources Manager, tel. (010) 593-0533.
Applications, including a covering letter and accompanied by a CV and certified copies of qualifications and ID, must be addressed to the Human Resources Manager, Ms. Lindi Sibiya and e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date for applications: 01 July 2021.
Should you not hear from us within a period of 2 months of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.