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Legal Services Manager at Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe, Malawi
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  • Salary: 000

Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)


The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) was established under the Energy Regulation Act No 20 of 2004 with the mandate to regulate the energy sector in Malawi in a fair, transparent,efficient and cost-effective mannerfor the benefit of consumers and operators. The MERA’s vision is to be a global leader in Energy Regulation.

In order to fulfill the aforementioned mandate and vision effectively and efficientlywith leadership and management at technical level, an excellent and rare opportunity has arisen to engage qualified persons of Malawian origin to fill managerial and speciality positions of Legal Services Manager (LSM), and Internal Audit and Risk Manager (IARM) Grade M3 and Senior ICT Officer Grade M4 tenable at its Head Office in Lilongwe. Management thereforeinvites applications from suitable candidates to fill the three (3) positions on permanent basis.



These are highly demanding positions that require persons of demonstrable capacities
to initiate managerial and technical innovative geared at making MERA a vibrant and competitive public institution with utmost responsiveness to its stakeholders.

The following are the required academic and professional qualifications, personnel, and work-related traits for the positions:



Reporting to: Director of Legal Services and Board Secretary

Responsible for: Senior Legal Officer

Purpose of the Job

To Manage the legal department and ensure thatthe Authority’s business is transacted according to the laws of Malawi and other relevant legal frameworks.

Key Responsibility Areas

a) Participating in developing directorate’s plans, monitoring strategies, programmes,
projects, procedural rules and budgets based on priorities within allocated resources.

b) Interpreting relevant laws in respect to the business transactions of the Authority;

c) Developing and reviewing of laws pertaining to the sector.

d) Attending to hearing processes and arbitrating energy regulatory related disputes, consumer, and operator complaints.

e) Processing and evaluating the legality of codes, orders, and other documents for the Authority, including licence applications and issuing, special reports from licensees, and relevant letters from the public and Government.

f) Undertaking legal research and drafting by laws pertaining to the sector.

g) Advocating the use of appropriate complaint handling procedures and stakeholder feedback process.

h) Preparing, reviewing, and drafting agreements including international conventions analysis.

i) Representing the Authority on legal matters including dispute resolution, contract negotiations and litigation.

j) Allocating and supervising work of the Senior Legal Officer

k) Preparing periodic reports.

Minimum Education Qualification and Experience

The ideal candidate for the position must:

1. Possessa Bachelor’s Degree and Master’sDegree in Law;

2. Have five (5) years relevant experience at management level in a highly reputable and busy working environment;

3. Have a valid license to practice law;

4. Be admitted to the Malawi Bar;

5. Be a good standing member of the Malawi Law Society.




The ideal candidate for the position must:

1. Have excellent legal drafting skills;

2. Demonstrate ability to analyze and advise on legal matters;

3. Have a proven leadership and managerial skills;

4. High level of integrity and honesty;

5. Be results oriented and able to work under pressure;

6. Be a team player and able to work with people of different backgrounds;

7. Have excellent computer and communication skills;

8. Be decisive, self-motivated, and assertive.


Candidates should submit their applications with:

i) An updated CurriculumVitae.

ii) Names and contacts of three traceable referees, one of them should have been a first or second level supervisor of the applicant within the last 3 years.

iii) Copies of theirProfessional Membership, Academic and Professional Qualifications.

Method Of Application

Please quote the job title being applied for on the envelope. The application should be sent to
the address below:

The Chief Executive Officer
Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA)
Second Floor, Development House
Private Bag B- 496,
Capital City
Lilongwe 3.

To reach the Chief Executive Officer not later than Friday, 9th December, 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

MERA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to