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Chief Legal Services Officer – 2 Positions at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited is incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi. Its core business is to procure, transmit and distribute electric power in Malawi as well as manage System Market and Single Buyer Operations in Malawi. ESCOM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions currently existing within the Corporation:

Chief Legal Services Officer – 2 Positions

Grade: ES5

Location: ESCOM Head Office – Legal Services Division

Supervised by : Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary

Purpose of the Job

To manage and ensure provision of quality legal support, litigation and advisory services to management and staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Conducting civil and litigation in the courts of law on behalf of the Corporation;
  2. Conducting legal research and preparing legal opinions on various matters;
  3. Participating in negotiations and drafting of national, regional and international Power Purchase/Supply Agreements;
  4. Drafting and/or reviewing legal contracts and monitoring legal obligations under such contracts;
  5. Providing advice on matters relating to statutory compliance by the Corporation;
  6. Maintaining a database of the status of all court matters involving the Corporation;
  7. Liaising with and ensuring professional and diligent conduct of legal matters on behalf of the Corporation by Legal Practitioners under retainership agreements;
  8. Submitting reports in line with the reporting requirements on key performance indicators (KP/s);
  9. Representing the Corporation at arbitration hearings and all matters before quasi judicial bodies.

Attributes and competencies

  • Strong communication and organizational skills;
  • Strong legal research skills;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Excellent legal drafting skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Be of high integrity:
  • Sound knowledge of applicable
  • Experience in civil and criminal litigation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law from an accredited institution.
  • Valid license to practice law in Malawi.
  • At least 5 years’ law practice experience.
  • Malawi Law Society Membership


APPLICATION METHOD: Hard Copies in an envelope clearly indicating the position applied for on top.

ATTACHMENTS : Application Letter, Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable referees and Certified Copies of Certificates.

CLOSING DATE : Friday, 10th May 2024.

ADDRESSED TO : Senior Human Resources Manager, ESCOM House, P.O. Box 2047, Blantyre.

Only candidates possessing accredited Qualifications will be considered for shortlisting. In cases where one’s qualification accreditation is questionable, the burden of proof rests with the candidate to provide evidence to the contrary.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged and invited for interviews through email.

ESCOM Ltd is an equal opportunity employer.