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The National Oil Company of Malawi (NOCMA) whose main objective to ensure security of fuel supply in Malawi is a wholly owned Malawi Government Company established under the Company’s Act of 1984 on the 10th December 2010 and commenced its operation in 2012. NOCMA is responsible for managing the Country’s 60 million litres Strategic Fuel Reserves situated in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu; and smaller depots in Chilumba, Chipoka and Mchinji.

Over the past eight (8) years, the Company has grown tremendously in its national strategic importance with its fuel importation market share growing from ten percent (10%) in 2015 to an average of sixty-Five percent (65%) in 2019/20 and this has been matched with growth in Institutional capacity and investments to enable efficiency and effectiveness in executing its mandate.

In its drive to ensure improved and sustained efficiency and effectiveness in delivery of its mandate, NOCMA is seeking to recruit qualified and experienced candidates to fill various highly rewarding positions that have arisen within the Company.

An attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualification is on offer to the right candidates with prospects to build a meaningful career within the Oil Industry.

NOCMA is therefore excited to invite interested applications to apply for the following position:

Position: Legal Services Manager    

tenable at Head Office in Lilongwe

Specific Responsibilities

  • Oversee the activities of the legal section of the Company;
  • Provide legal advice, opinions and interpretations to Executive management and Officers regarding contracts; regulatory requirements; Intellectual property and other business matters;
  • Support contract negotiation processes;
  • Review and lead actions towards all legal matters against the Company;
  • Coordinate and review the work of external legal representation (retainers);
  • Conducting litigation initiated by and against the company before the appropriate courts and fora in close coordination with the concerned functions within the Company where necessary;
  • Providing legal support in drafting, negotiating, vetting and management of agreements, MOU’s and other legal instruments for the Company as and when required.
  • Interpreting relevant laws in respect to the business transactions of NOCMA;
  • Developing and reviewing of policies pertaining to the organisation.
  • Attending to hearing processes and arbitrating NOCMA’s related disputes and complaints.
  • Processing and evaluating the legality of codes, orders, and other documents for the organisation.
  • Undertaking legal research and advice pertaining to the organisation.
  • Advocating for the use of appropriate complaint handling procedures and stakeholder feedback process.
  • Outsourcing and managing external legal counsel as and when required
  • Preparing periodic legal reports;
  • And any other appropriate duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Minimum Education Qualification and Experience

  • Degree in Law plus five (5) years’ experience at senior legal position. A postgraduate Commercial law qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Current License to practice in the courts of Malawi
  • Those with corporate and International trade experience shall have an added advantage

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong research skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good drafting and report writing skills
  • Good analytical and negotiation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong persuasion/influencing skills
  • Quick learner; Self-starter and Proactive
  • Willingness to stretch and work under pressure, as and when required.

Application procedure

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with cover letter, copies of certificates, detailed curriculum vitae (CV), names, addresses and telephone numbers of three traceable referees to the following address by the 25th March 2021;

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer

National Oil Company of Malawi Ltd

4th Floor, Kang’ombe House

Private Bag 370


Attention: Mrs. Molly Chilizani, Human Resources Officer


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as NOCMA is committed to achieving relevant quota provisions in the Malawi Gender Equality Act 2013

Skills Required

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    26 Mar, 2021

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