Discovery Legal Advisor Internships – 2021

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Application for the Discovery Legal Advisor Graduate Internships Programme – 2021 Entry is now open for interested applicants by Discovery in South Africa.

Vacancies

Discovery is offering an Internship opportunity to unemployed and prospective graduates to apply in the fields that are in line with the Corporation’s core business. The Corporation is therefore inviting applications for the Discovery Legal Advisor Graduate Internship Programme that runs for a maximum period of 12 months in the following disciplines/fields of study.

The best student on the course receives an accolade for performing well academically,  and for excelling in all areas of the training. By portraying a positive attitude, this student contributes to enhancing the image of Discovery.

The Discovery Legal Advisor Graduate Internship Programme uses a fully integrated approach that combines theory with practical training and leads to a recognized qualification/certification. Discovery provides an internship opportunity in the following areas listed below:

  • Legal Advisor

This internship opportunity is situated at the following locations in South Africa:

  • Bellville, Western Cape

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DISCOVERY LEGAL ADVISOR GRADUATE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME APPLICATION ELIGIBILITY

Key Purpose

  • The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring the highest quality legal advice and assistance is made available to Discovery Life and Discovery Insure in the most efficient way. To represent Discovery in legal matters before the Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance and Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance

Areas of responsibility may include but not limited to

  • Provision of legal advice and assistance relating to:
    • – design of products for Discovery Life and Discovery Insure
    • – drafting and vetting of legal contracts and marketing material
    • – Participation in claims decisions for Discovery Life and Discovery Insure
  • Liaison with the relevant Financial Industry Bodies
  • Represent Discovery in legal matters before the Ombudsman for Long-Term Insurance and Ombudsman for Short-Term Insurance
  • Provision of Product Education and support to Financial Service Providers
  • Ensuring that business is advised of any legal or regulatory changes
  • Preparing and finalizing agreements of a commercial nature in liaison with contracting parties
  • Delivering outputs within acceptable timeframes, manage external Legal Counsel, Competencies to work with Legal Counsel at Group Level
  • Oversee that all drafted contracts and policy documents are in line with legislation and compliant with legislative requirements
  • Oversee the general day to day functions within the legal division and make certain that all processes and documents are aligned and compliant
  • Attend to all correspondence or queries from the Industry Ombudsman or Regulators timeously
  • Providing holistic solutions to internal and external clients
  • Manage compliance and risk in company policies and procedures of the business

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Deciding and initiating action
  • Working with People
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Writing and Reporting
  • Applying Expertise and Technology
  • Analysing
  • Learning and Researching
  • Planning & Organising
  • Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Coping with Pressure and Setbacks
  • Excellent legal writing skills, with particular emphasis on contract-writing
  • Strong legal drafting and negotiating skills
  • Knowledge of Regulatory requirements – FAIS, FICA, Long Term Insurance Act, Short Term Insurance Act
  • High level of knowledge of Financial Services Industry legislation and regulations
  • Drafting & vetting of contracts and related documentation for insurance products

Education and Experience

  • LLB / BDegree in Law
  • Proficient on MS Office. Computer literacy essential specifically Microsoft Word & PowerPoint and Excel

DISCOVERY LEGAL ADVISOR GRADUATE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Kindly visit the Discovery Legal Advisor Internship application portal and fill in the required details as well as documents.

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Leonel Schuster

Leonel has been Teacher at Alliant International University since 2013. He began to write about admission details at Course Discovery.