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The Gender and Justice Unit (GJU) is a non-governmental organization that hones in on legal empowerment as one of the most powerful catalysts of gender equality and social justice. Thus, The GJU utilizes the law as a tool for gender equality and social justice through; strategic litigation, legal research, mobilization through strategic partnerships and strengthening access to justice through pro bono legal representation, research and advocacy.

The Gender Justice Unit (GJU) in collaboration with Laws. Africa (Laws) and the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR) are implementing a project “Digitizing and Disseminating Legal Information for an Empowered Civil Society in Malawi and Zambia”

The overall objective of the action is to enable the citizens of Malawi and Zambia to access and use public legal and policy information as part of their right to know, and in realization of their rights to hold the government to account and to participate in public decision-making

The project focuses on legal and policy information as means of promotion and protection of human rights, fundamental freedoms and to the strengthening of the international framework for the promotion and protection of human rights, justice and the rule of law in Malawi and Zambia.

The GJU is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position of Legal  and Librarian Assistant.

Position: Legal  and Librarian Assistant


  • Facilitate the management of the Malawi LII website
  • Maintaining Malawi LII website for it to remain a reliable and current source of Malawi Legal Information;
  • Strengthen user engagement on the site.
  • Audit content collections against law reports and government gazettes to ensure completeness;
  • Identify and pursue options for the collection of secondary legal material for the Malawi LII website
  • Format legal material for upload to the Malawi LII website and ensure that material is timeously and regularly uploaded;
  • Verify content for quality control before uploading on Malawi Lii Website
  • Implement an effective launch and marketing plan for the LII and the content;
  • Compile library user statistics and bibliographies and keeping the documentation
  • Produce monthly, quarterly, annual reports


Qualifications and skills:

  • Knowledge management, librarianship, information management
  • Diploma in Library and Information Science or its equivalent
  • Attention to detail, proof editing – highly advantageous
  • Required computer and Internet literacy
  • Highly advantageous – good written communication skills


  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and targets in a high pressure setting.
  • Excellent analytical skills.


Interested applicants who meet the above qualifications, key competencies and skills should submit electronic application letters together with concise Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of relevant certificates  to:

Email: not later than Friday, 27th August , 2021.

The Executive Director

The Gender and Justice Unit

Private Bag B324,



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