Jobs at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited , June 2017

Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary

An excellent and rare opportunity has arisen to engage qualified, highly motivated and well experienced persons to fill Executive Management positions tenable at the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM Ltd) Head Office In Blantyre

The Organisation
ESCOM is a Limited Company Incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi. Its core business is to purchase and transmit, distribute and supply electricity in Malawi and beyond.

General Description of the Job
The Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary shall be responsible to the
Chief Executive Officer in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities
to effectively manage the Legal Affairs Division of the Corporation.

Key Responsibilities of the Position
The Director of Legal Affairs and Company Secretary shall be responsible, but
not limited, for the following:
  1. Guiding and overseeing the overall Legal Services Division function in line
    with the Corporation’s set goals, policies and strategies;
  2. Performing the role of Legal Counsel to the Corporation and representing the Corporation in court proceedings and actively participating in negotiations for major projects;
  3. Ensuring the Corporation’s compliance with all the requirements of the Companies Act, Cap. 46.-03 of the Laws of Malawi as well as other statutes and any other legal requirements relevant to the Corporation’s operations and business;
  4. Liaising with the Corporation’s retained lawyers and ensuring professional handling of all litigation and other matters in which the retained lawyers have been instructed;
  5. Ensuring timely preparation and filing of Annual Reports and Accounts of ESCOM;
  6. Representing, directing and guiding the Legal Services Division in the Corporation’s strategic planning process;
  7. Handling activities related to the appointment of the board of directors; their induction to the company’s mandate, mission and vision; including the overall conduct of the board of directors individually and as an institution;
  8. Ensuring that ESCOM complies with all policies, laws, statutes and regulations, as it undertakes all its activities:
  9. Organizing board meetings and related agenda and documentation in liaison with the chairman of the board of directors and the chief executive officer;
  10. Preparing minutes of all meetings In good time; keeping and maintaining minute books, registers and seals;
  11. Organizing the annual general meetings of die company and all related and incidental activities including but not limited to issuing of notices of the meetings, management of proxy forms where appropriate, and providing directors with all required information; and
  12. Carrying out any other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have:
  • a minimum qualification of an LLB from a recognized University and a relevant Masters’ degree from a recognized University.
  • Applicants must have ten (10) years experience of which at least five (5) years should be at senior Management level.
  • Applicants with experience in the power supply industry will have an added advantage
Key Competencies
The ideal candidate for the position must:
a) Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
b) Have excellent interpersonal skills and able to deal with a diverse workforce;
c) Be self-motivated, a team player and results oriented:
d) Be of high integrity; and
e) Have excellent negotiation skills.

Method of Application
Interested persons should submit applications, enclosing copies of the certificates, detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three (3) names of traceable referees by 30 June, 2017 to:

The Chief Executive Officer.
Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited
P.O. Box 2047

Those who applied for the original advertisement may re-apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and invited for interviews.

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