FUL seeks to appoint Executive Officer

Executive Officer

Johannesburg, Gauteng

Freedom Under Law

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.

About 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 aims to secure and strengthen the independence of the judiciary by promoting the selection, training and advancement of a judiciary appropriate to the needs of constitutional democracy.

[See the website for further details].

Duties and Responsibilities of the Executive Officer

Communicates and executes the organisation’s strategy on a day-to-day basis

Leads and helps formulate appropriate legal interventions

Raises funds.

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

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

Formulates and participates 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.

Applications should be directed to fulhire21@gmail.com or nicolelfritz@outlook.com and will be accepted and assessed on a rolling basis but should be submitted by 1 December 2021.