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Legal Trainee at DAI

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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1. Background

The Malawi Energy Programme is relevant for the Malawi Agenda 2030, and contributes primarily to the progressive achievement of the following SDGs:

– SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy).

– SDG 5 (Gender Equality).

– SDG 9 (Resilient Infrastructure); and

– SDG 13 (Combat Climate Change).

The overall objective (impact) of this action is to support the modernisation and industrialization of the Malawian economy and of the electricity sector by implementing the necessary reforms and promoting private sector investments.

Within the framework of the multiannual indicative programme (MIP) 2021-2027 for Malawi, the Africa-EU green energy initiative (AEGEI), the achievement of the SDG 7, and the objectives set by the Paris agreement at the cop21 to fight climate change, this technical assistance should be understood as one of the first steps in a short- to medium-term EU comprehensive programme to address the energy access issue in Malawi.

2. Objective

One of the objectives under this Technical Assistance programme is to support the MOE to recruit four young women graduates as trainees to work in the activities of the Technical Assistance to gain experience in the field of their academic background (SDG 5 Gender Equality).

Applications are invited from suitably qualified Malawians to work as trainee intern within the Ministry of Energy.

3. Recruitment Process

The process will be executed by recruiting candidates externally through a transparent process by advertising for the positions, receive applications, selection and shortlisting of potential candidates, inform the potential candidates to attend an interview, and thereafter appoint the successful candidates. We are an organization that promote equal employment opportunity, therefore women are highly encouraged to apply.

4.2 LEGAL TRAINEE (Position 2L)

Job Title: Legal Trainee

Grade: I

Location: Lilongwe with possible transfer to Blantyre in Energy

Institutions (MOE, MERA, ESCOM, OR EGENCO).

Age: 35 – 45 Years


  • Conducting legal research on energy-related laws, regulations, policies, and precedents to provide comprehensive and accurate information for decision-making processes.

  • Assisting in the preparation and drafting of legal documents such as contracts, agreements, memoranda, and legal opinions related to energy matters.

  • Reviewing and analyzing proposed legislation, regulations, and policies pertaining to the energy sector and providing feedback and recommendations on their implications and potential impact.

  • Assisting in the management of legal cases and disputes involving the Ministry of Energy, including organizing case files, preparing documentation, and coordinating with relevant stakeholders.

  • Providing legal support in the development and implementation of energy policies, initiatives, and projects by conducting legal assessments, identifying legal risks, and offering advice on compliance and regulatory matters.

  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders such as government agencies, legal counsel, energy companies, and industry experts to gather information, coordinate efforts, and facilitate legal processes related to energy matters.

  • Prosecution of Criminal matters in Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, High Court of Malawi and all other subordinate Courts.

Educational Qualification

Applicants must be Graduates with at least a Law degree or equivalent Diploma, Practical experience not required but it would be to the candidate’s advantage.

Method Of Application

Applicants are requested to send their application letters (clearly indicating the POST and GRADE being applied for on the envelope), copies of Certificates / Transcript, Curriculum vitae indicating their working mobile Phone number (s) with two traceable referees including their contact details, and a copy of National Identity card to the following address.

The DAI Programme Support Manager, DAI-Malawi Energy Programme – Wala Malawi

Taurus House, City Centre, P/Bag 309, Lilongwe 3.


Closing date for receiving applications is 28TH MAY, 2023.