Chief Legal Officer (A5)Headquarters (1 Post)

Duty Station : Headquarters, Lilongwe
Date Released : 2019-03-18Deadline : 2019-03-29

The Office of the Ombudsman is a Public body established under the Malawi Constitution section 123 to investigate any and all cases where it is alleged that a person has suffered injustices and it does not appear that there is any remedy reasonably available by way of appeal from court or where there is no other practicable remedy.

The Ombudsman now invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the following vacant positions:

Job Title/Grade : Chief Legal Officer (A5)Headquarters Responsible to : The Ombudsman Salary Scale : MK3, 875,796.00 - MK5, 647,236.00 per Annum

Duties

  • Advising the Ombudsman on legal matters
  • Representing the Ombudsman in court hearings
  • Securitizing complaints received
  • Advising investigations staff on complaints received at the office
  • Any other work as shall be assigned by the Ombudsman from time to time

Job Specifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law Degree with not less than 4 years working experience in Malawi Government, Public bodies, Private institutions, Diplomatic bodies or International organizations. Knowledge of dispute Resolution will also be an asset. Possession of Masters' Degree (LLM) in Law, Public Policy, Human Rights and Governance obtained from recognized institutions with not less than 2 years working experience in Malawi Government, Public bodies, Private institutions, Diplomatic bodies or international organizations will be an added advantage.

Skills/Personal attributes

  • Team builder and ability to work without supervision
  • Good Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office (word, excel, access) and other related packages
  • Good track record of interpersonal skills
  • High integrity
  • Good analytical skills

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