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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:

VAC. LAB/4/20/1

Job Title : Principal Planning Officer

Grade : G

Reporting to : Deputy Director

Location : Legal Aid Bureau Headquarters, Lilongwe


Manages and coordinates the establishment and support of programs and/or projects of significance to the operation and administration of a major operational component of the Legal Aid Bureau. Provides and/or coordinates program planning and evaluation, ensuring that developing and existing programs are effective and in line with the overall goals and objectives of the organization. Ensures compliance to financial regulations of development
partners and undertakes timely reporting to Management.


  • Plan, develop, implement, and coordinate strategic operational and administrative programmes, projects, and/or services of broad significance to the organization.
  • Establishe and implement short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operational procedures.
  • Monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness, and effects changes required for improvement.
  • Determine needs and plans, develop, and assess a wide range of integrated communications strategies and programs for and on behalf of the organization.
  • Administer, oversee, and coordinate the activities of a range of specified operating and support programs, as appropriate to the objectives of the organization.
  • Provide strategic advice in consultation with leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of projects.
  • Liaise with line supervisors on capacity building needs.
  • Develop and manage operating budgets; oversee, monitor, and coordinate program budgets as appropriate.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Academic, Professional Qualifications and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or Master’s degree in Project Management, Economics or Development Studies with 5 years’ experience and 3 years’ experience, respectively.
  • Advanced working knowledge in computer packages.


The incumbent must have the:
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of integrated program planning, development, and administration within a public institution environment.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills.


Interested candidates should submit application letters, updated curriculum vitae with three (3) traceable referees, copies of certified educational and
professional certificates to the following address:

The Director,

Malawi Legal Aid Bureau,

1st Floor Shire Building,

Off Paul Kagame Highway,

PO Box 675,




All applications should reach the Director not later than 5:00 pm, Friday, 15th May, 2020.

Please use position title in the subject line. For hand-delivered applications, write the position applied for on the envelope.

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