Knowledge Coordinator


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Business Professionals


Johannesburg, South Africa

The role


A member of the DLA Piper Africa knowledge team with the key areas of responsibility set out below.


Learning and development (L&D)

  • Attend to general administration for internal and external training events
  • Coordinate training
  • Send out invitations, secure venues etc
  • Liaise with presenters and attendees
  • Amend presentations as/when required 
  • Liaise with Document Production function to finalize training material
  • Download attendance registers, training recordings etc
  • Maintain repository of recordings and training material
  • Keep training calendar up to date
  • Update spreadsheets and training records

Knowledge and know-how

  • Attend to general administration in relation to knowledge projects 
  • Assist in coordinating country submissions for international publications and guides
  • Assist in keeping user lists for databases/subscriptions up to date

Virtual data rooms (vRooms)

  • Update content as and when required 
  • Liaise with relevant teams in uploading videos/recordings
  • User management – add new joiners and remove leavers
  • Address user queries


  • Attend to general administration for secondment programmes 


  • Attend to general administration
  • Assist with convening committees ie Africa Knowledge community; Quality and Knowledge committee
  • Circulate agendas
  • Take minutes
  • Record attendance
  • Follow up on agreed actions


  • Attend to general administration in relation to quality projects


  • Support the Director, Knowledge and Knowledge Administrator in all aspects of their roles to ensure the smooth running of the Knowledge function 
  • Add value to Knowledge and L&D functions
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be requested or delegated from time to time
  • Be a champion and ambassador for Africa
  • Engage and build relationships with the Africa member firms  


  • Self-starter with exceptional organisational skills
  • Project management skills
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel & PowerPoint etc)
  • Confident, professional and personable, able to engage at all levels
  • Focus on service delivery
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills to exercise mature judgment
  • High level of attention to detail 
  • Able to deliver within strict deadlines
  • Good communication skills – oral & written
  • A positive and enthusiastic disposition
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Willingness to learn
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Approachable 
  • Adaptable. Be at ease with changing deadlines and priorities
  • Resilient
  • Capacity to multitask and prioritise workload
  • Ability to work to a high level under pressure
  • Capacity to work alone or as part of a team
  • Discretion and respect for confidential information


  • Appropriate/relevant tertiary qualification (ie information management, business administration, law etc)
  • Previous experience in a professional services environment 
  • Experience in knowledge management, professional support and or learning and development support (advantageous)
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft office packages including Excel and Powerpoint 


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.