The Malawi Legal Aid Bureau, established under Section 3 of the Legal Act of 2010, is a national public institution mandated to provide legal aid to persons with insufficient means. The scope of the mandate of the Legal Aid Bureau consists of four main tenets, namely legal advice; legal assistance; representation in any court, tribunal or similar body or authority; and provision of legal education and information.
In a bid to effectively and efficiently deliver its mandate and reach out to as many Malawians as possible, the Bureau invites applications from well qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:
Job Title : Assistant Legal Aid Officer (8 positions)
Grade : K
Reporting to : Senior Legal Aid Advocate
Location : Mzimba, Rumphi, Salima, Ntcheu, Mchinji, Dedza, Mwanza and Blantyre
1. MAIN JOB PURPOSE
To support the work of Legal Aid Advocates and make notes during court appearances by the said advocates. The incumbent’s main responsibility will be to carry out research on matters criminal and civil in nature and prepare materials for trial. He or she will be responsible for giving advice and assistance to clients seeking the services of the Malawi Legal Aid Bureau.
2. KEY JOB ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES