within Legal & International Affairs



within Legal & International Affairs

  • Grade:

  • Type:

  • Closing Date:

  • Job code:

  • Team:

  • Date Posted:


About Legal & International Affairs

The Legal function provides general legal advice across the organisation relating to diverse areas including the MFSA's governance and functions, as well as in relation to strategic, regulatory, enforcement and operational matters. The team also handles the coordination relating to the legislative process for the introduction of proposed draft laws and reviews draft legislation in the area of financial services. The Legal function is also engaged in the MFSA's representation before the courts and the Financial Services Tribunal, including the drafting and filing of related documentation and coordination with external legal counsel.

The Role

  • Conducting legal research and analysis as required;
  • Presenting findings of research/analysis and making recommendations in relation thereto;
  • Drafting of reports, notes and other documents as may be required;
  • Data entry and collation;
  • Provision of general support and assistance in the performance of the tasks of the Legal function.

About You

The ideal candidate must be in the process of completing their Master of Advocacy and have the intention to sit for their warrant exam or be in their third or fourth year of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and intend to enrol in the Master of Advocacy.

You should also be:

  • Interested in conducting legal research and drafting of documents;
  • Familiar with financial services legislation (considered an asset);
  • Highly organised and analytical;
  • Attentive to detail;
  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills.

How to apply

or query further information

Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to [email protected]

Other Important Information

The MFSA is an Equal Opportunities Employer as certified by the NCPE (National Commission for the Protection of Equality) and is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MFSA reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on under MQRIC heading.

The MFSA shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. For further details, you may refer to the Data Protection Policy on the MFSA webpage

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate's appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.

Public call reference: 805/2019