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Legal Services Manager 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:

Legal Services Manager – 1 Position

Grade : ES4

Location: 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. Providing overall management and supervision of the Legal Services Department;
  2. Coordinating all legal services being undertaken on behalf of the Corporation by both in-house and external Counsel;
  3. Coordinating the processes relating to the automation of the case filing system in the legal services registry;
  4. Conducting civil and criminal litigation on behalf of the Corporation;
  5. Representing the Corporation at arbitration hearings before quasi-judicial bodies;
  6. Coordinating the complaints-handling system relating to public liability claims, including provision of legal advice in the conduct and disposal of such claims;
  7. Coordinating provision of legal advisory services to all the Corporation’s Business Units, including conducting awareness to staff and other stakeholders on all regulatory and compliance issues, including conducting legal research, issuing legal opinions, and drafting legal documents;
  8. Participating in the negotiation of contracts, including Power Purchase Agreements on behalf of the Corporation;
  9. Facilitating the annual legal audit processes pertaining to the Corporations legal services;
  10. Assisting with the preparation of Performance Management Plans and Budgets and Quarterly Performance Reports for the Legal Services Division in line with the Corporation’s Integrated Strategic Plan (ISP).

Attributes and competencies

  • Impeccable skills in Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.);
  • Effective verbal and written communication abilities:
  • The ability to manage time effectively in a high-pressure setting;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Good Analytical Skills;
  • Critical-thinking and assertiveness abilities;
  • Detail-oriented personality;
  • The ability to operate effectively both independently and as part of a team.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in law and Master’s degree in either Law, Business Administration or Strategic Management from an accredited institution.
  • Valid license to practice law in Malawi.
  • At least 7 years’ law practice experience of which 3 years should be at
  • Managerial level
  • 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.