Full Time
March 16, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
March 29, 2024

Company: Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Authority (NGORA)

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The Non-Governmental Organisations Regulatory Authority (NGORA) is a statutory body established under the NGO Act, 2001 (Cap. 5 of the laws of Malawi). Under the NGO Act, NGORA is mandated to register and regulate the operations of NGOs in Malawi.

NGORA’s vision is to have an NGO Sector that maximizes public benefit. In order to attain this vision NGORA plans on strengthening the capacity of its stakeholders including their systems, governance and ownership. Further to this, NGORA also aims to improve transparency and accountability of NGOs; strengthen collaboration and relationships amongst stakeholders; and create an enabling legal and institutional framework.

To effectively fulfil this vision, opportunities have arisen within NGORA to fill various positions. The positions require personnel with capacity to initiate innovative ideas geared at making NGORA vibrant and competitive. The following are the details of the vacant positions:

Legal Services Manager (1 Position) – Based in Lilongwe
The Legal Services Manager shall be responsible for the provision of legal services for the Authority. S/He shall report to the Director of Corporate Services.

Duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide and coordinate litigation services;
  2. Arbitrate, mediate and administer hearings to resolve disputes;
  3. Develop and review NGO legislation and regulations;
  4. Produce and issue NGO annual licenses and registration certificates;
  5. Review and provide legal advice on tender documents;
  6. Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks have been identified, appropriate action is taken;
  7. Provide legal protection and risk management advice to management;
  8. Provide and interpret legal information to staff and NGOs; i.
  9. Review and advise Management on the legal implications of internal policies and manuals.

The desired candidate must have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Law and those with Admission to the BAR will have an added advantage.
  2. A minimum of at least 3 years working experience in a similar field

Interested candidates should submit their applications in a sealed envelope together with detailed and updated curriculum Vitae (CV), three traceable referees and copies of certificates to:

The Registrar
NGO regulatory Authority
P.O. Box 31785
Or email: and cc: with title clearly stating the position being applied for.

Closing date for receiving applications is 29th March, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates with be acknowledged.