Principal Legal Officer (A7) (1 Post)

Duty Station : Headquarters, Lilongwe
Date Released : 2018-11-06Deadline : 2018-11-20

OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

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:

Responsible to : Chief Legal Officer

Salary Scale : MK 3,089,916.00-MK3, 659,244.00 Per annum

Duty Station : Headquarters, Lilongwe

Duties

  • Conducting research in areas of Human Rights and Administrative Law
  • Preparing Legal opinions and/or advise on cases laid before the office of the Ombudsman
  • Drafting Determinations
  • Carrying out court interventions, including litigation, on appropriate cases laid before the Ombudsman
  • Supervising subordinates within the Legal services Division
  • Providing legal advice to complainants
  • Any other duties as shall be assigned by the Director of Legal and Investigations Services

Job Specifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Law from an accredited institution
  • Possession of a Master's Degree in Law or Human Rights and Governance and a Practicing License would be an added advantage
  • A minimum of 3 years post qualification work experience in a democratic governance sector.

Skills/Personal attributes

  • Be able to work as a team
  • Be able to work during odd hours
  • Good interpersonal skills and high integrity
  • Must be computer literate

Method of application:

Interested candidates should submit applications attaching comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, photo copy of Certificates which will not be sent back and addresses of three traceable referees to reach the undersigned not later than 20th November, 2018. Those who applied to an earlier advertisement must resubmit their applications.

The Ombudsman

Office of the Ombudsman

St. Martin's House

P/ Bag 348

LILONGWE 3

Attn: PHRMO

PLEASE INDICATE ON TOP OF THE ENVELOPE THE POSITION BEING APPLIED FOR. ONLY SHOTLISTED APPLICANTS WILL BE ACKNOWLEDGED.

"THE OMBUDSMAN IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER"

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