The Women Lawyers Association (WLA) is an independent non-profit organization that is made up of women lawyers from: the public sector; private practice; commercial and non-governmental organizations; law students; paralegals, professional and lay magistrates and some honorary male lawyers mandated to empower women and girls and promote gender and human rights in Malawi.

WLA utilizes the law as a tool for promoting, protecting and enforcing the rights of women and children by advocating for legal and systemic changes that address violence and discrimination against women and children in Malawi. WLA intends to implement a litigation project which is funded and supported by the Clooney Foundation for Justice. WLA seeks a consultant under the project.

Contract Duration: 18 Months
Contract Type: Full-time
Monthly Salary: MK300,000.00 to MK400,000.00

Job Description
The successful candidate shall be reporting to the Executive Director and shall have the following responsibilities:

  • Meeting with clients, obtaining instructions and updating WLA’s active case-management system.
  • Carrying out legal research and preparing legal documents.
  • Assisting the Executive Director in drafting reports.• Conducting sensitization and advocacy campaigns.
  • Managing WLA’s toll-free lines and responding to calls.
  • Carrying out any other duties as assigned from time to time by the Executive Director and the Lawyer.


  •  A minimum of a Diploma in law obtained from a reputable institution.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a legal office.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrable high level of honesty and integrity.

Mode of Application
WLA is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated workforce aimed at the promotion of the rights of women and children in Malawi. WLA does not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, age, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Interested candidates should submit in one (1) pdf their application letters together with a three (3) paged Curriculum Vitae with three (3) traceable referees and copies of professional certificates to the following email: addressed to:

The President
Women Lawyers Association
Area 47, Sector 4
P.O. Box 30864
Capital City
Lilongwe 3

All applications should reach the President not later than 17:00 hours on Monday, 29th May, 2023.

Applicants are urged to follow these instructions as applications which do not comply with the said instructions will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.