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The Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA), the Energy Sector Regulator in Malawi established under the Energy Regulation Act No 20 of 2004, is inviting applications from interested persons of Malawi origin to fill vacant positions tenable at its Head Office (Lilongwe), and Regional Offices (Blantyre & Mzuzu).

Post: Senior Legal Officer

Grade: M4

Reporting to: Legal Services Manager.

Responsible for : N/A

Purpose of the Job

To ensure the authority’s business is transacted according to the laws of Malawi and other relevant legal frameworks.

Key Duties

  • Participating in developing directorate’s plans, monitoring strategies, programmes, projects, procedural rules and budgets based on priorities within allocated resources.
  • Interpreting relevant laws in respect to the business transactions of the authority;
  • Developing and reviewing of laws pertaining to the sector
  • Attend to hearing processes and arbitrating energy regulatory related disputes, consumer and operator complaints
  • 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;
  • Undertaking legal research and drafting bye laws pertaining to the sector.
  • Advocating the use of appropriate complaint handling procedures and stakeholder feedback process.
  • Preparing, reviewing and drafting agreements including international conventions analysis.
  • Representing the Authority on legal matters including dispute resolution, contract negotiations and litigation involving Government and other stakeholders.
  • Preparing periodic reports.

Minimum Education Qualification and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Law plus four (4) years’ experience at the bar.
  • Must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the Energy Sector;
  • A team player with high level of integrity.
  • Excellent communication skills.

How to apply

Interested applicants should send their application letters and detailed Curriculum Vitae with three (3) traceable referees, including previous employer(s), not later than 27th November, 2019 to:

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

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MERA is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should indicate on the envelope for the post applying for

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