Chief Legal Services Officer – Re- advertised

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The Public Procurement & Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill various vacant positions tenable at the Authority as follows:

Chief Legal Services Officer – Re- advertised  (1 post)

Job Title: Chief Legal Services Officer
Grade PPDA5
Division: Public Relations
Location: Lilongwe
Reporting Responsibility: Director of Corporate Affairs
Supervision Exercised: N/A

Purpose of the Job
To provide legal support and advisory services to the Authority’s Management and staff.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Conducting litigations initiated by and against the Authority before the appropriate courts in close coordination with the concerned functions/departments
  2. Providing legal support in drafting and vetting of agreements, MoUs, policies and contracts for the Authority
  3. Providing legal advice and opinion on legal issues affecting the Authority
  4. Proactively resolving of legal issues and providing solutions to avoid litigation
  5. Guiding the Authority in interpretation of laws regarding all aspects of its operations
  6. Setting up systems to ensure compliance with statutory requirements
  7. Evaluating the impact of evolving legal/statutory/regulations on the Authority’s operations
  8. Interfacing with relevant parties on Authority’s behalf to handle litigation, obtain legal advice and legal services
  9. Producing periodic reports

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors of Law (Honours) Degree from a recognized institution.
  • A registered member of MLS
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience on a similar position in a busy environment.

Requisite Knowledge, Abilities and skills

  • Good writing, analytical and communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Good drafting and analytical skills
  • Ability to understand and interpret the relevant regulations
  • Attention to detail while drafting any agreement
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Quick learner;
  • Self-starter and Proactive
  • Willingness to stretch and work under pressure, as and when required to do to
  • Independent worker who values adherence to timelines

General Conditions
The position attracts a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified applicants should send their application together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees to
Email: [email protected] or

The Director General
Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority
P/Bag 383

To reach the Authonty on or before 19th November 2021

Only shoillisted applicants will be acknowledged.


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