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Legal Specialist (Individual Consultant)

Date Posted: Apr 11, 2021

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The Roads Authority

MALAWI NAME OF PROJECT: Credit No Assignment Title: Reference No.:

Government of the Republic of Malawi Roads Authority (Malawi) SOUTHERN AFRICATRADE AND CONNECTIVITY PROJECT (P164847)



Individual Consultants P1 64847

1. Background

The Government of Malawi (GoM) has applied for financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Southern African Trade and Connectivity Project (Project) to support efforts to reduce trade costs and time, increase access to improved infrastructure, and increase value chain development in targeted corridors of Malawi and Mozambique. The Project will be implemented over a period of 6 years. The Project will be managed by a Program Management Unit (PMU) under the Ministry of Transport & Public Works that will be responsible for the implementation of all infrastructure investment components. The PMU structure will include a multisector technical team comprising staff from various ministries and departments attached to the project as well as a team of fiduciary consultant staff recruited to support the implementation of the Project.

The Roads Authority now invites eligible individuals (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Consultants should provide information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services for the following positions:

Project Support positions


Reference No.: MW-RA-210828-CS-INDV

Location for the position: Ministry of Transport & Public Works (Malawi)

Skills and Expertise required

The Legal Specialist must have the following qualifications and expertise:

  • JD, LLB or equivalent and admission to the Bar (or equivalent) in at least one jurisdiction;
  • Postgraduate at master’s level in areas such as public policies, transportation, international law and/or public law;
  • Formal qualification of legal project management (e.g., PMP or equivalent) desirable;
  • At least five (5) years of experience in law firms, government legal departments or as an independent consultant advising in areas of public law, international contracts, or economic international law.
  • Experience in the development of legal instruments, legal frameworks, institutional structures related to legal management in projects financed by multilateral organizations and/or international cooperation;
  • Knowledge of the principles applicable to legal and regulatory instruments in Malawi will be desirable;
  • Excellent legal drafting and ability to prepare opinions, agreements, recommendations, amendments and/or ministerial briefings;
  • Coordination and negotiation skills with public and private entities, and ability to interact with governments including National Directors and Ministers; and international donors;
  • Fluency in written and oral communication in English required.
  • Working knowledge of the Government of Malawi’s Public Procurement law and procedures; 
  • Prior participation in short training courses on the World Bank and familiarity with procurement policies, evaluation procedures and reporting, as well as preparation of specific documents based on World Bank standards and models will be an advantage;
  • Good computer skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Proven analytical skills, including the ability to provide insightful analysis on hiring;
  • Ability to work in teams and articulation with public and private entities;
  • Highly motivated with excellent planning, analytical, communications and interpersonal skills as well as a high level of diplomacy;
  • Upholding of anti-corruption and anti-bribery ethics.

The attention of interested Consultants is drawn to Section III, paragraphs, 3.14, 3.16, and 3.17 of the World Bank’s “Procurement Regulations for IPF Borrowers” dated November 2020 (“Procurement Regulations”), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant (INDV) selection method set out in the Procurement Regulations.

The detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) for the assignment can be obtained during office hours from 0900 to 1700 hours at the address given below and can also accessed at the RA website:

How to apply

Expressions of Interest including updated detailed Curriculum Vitae and professional certificates must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail) by 23rd April, 2021.

Roads Authority

Attn: Chesterfield Phiri, Human Resources Manager

Functional Building, Paul Kagame Road,

Private Bag 8346

Lilongwe 3,


Tel: +265 1 753 699 Fax: +265 1 750 307

E-mail:      and 


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