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Government Contracts Unit (GCU) in the Office of the President and Cabinet was created with the mandate to review, consider, vet, negotiate and pass contractual proposals before they are concluded and agreed between the Malawi Government though Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), and other parties and stakeholders. GCU constitutes a multi-disciplinary team of experts in the fields of engineering, economics, law, architecture, procurement quantity surveying and finance. The GCU is therefore looking for qualified Malawians to fill the following existing vacancies.


General job description

Reporting to the Principal Secretary for Government Contracts, the Architectural Specialist will be responsible for providing architectural guidance on matters relating to government infrastructure development projects and other contracts, and any other projects as may be determined from time to time.

Specific responsibilities

  • Ensuring that all architectural designs for government development projects meet the required minimum standards;
  • Participating in the vetting of contract documents on infrastructure and other development projects submitted by MDAs;
  • Liaising with other Government Ministries and Agencies on architectural matters regarding infrastructure development projects;
  • Liaising with the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA) on matters of procurement and contracts management;
  • Providing professional advice to the Principal Secretary on all architectural matters on infrastructure development projects;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of contracts for infrastructure projects being implemented by various MDAs;
  • Undertaking technical audits in liaison with other Specialists in GCU, and other MDAs responsible for monitoring and verification of government operations by MDAs;
  • Any other functions as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications and attributes

The desirable candidate must:
  • Have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Architecture obtained from a reputable institution; a master’s degree in Architecture is desired and will be an advantage;
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge and expertise in architectural designs;
  • Have a minimum of 8 years post qualification experience;
  • Be registered with relevant professional bodies in Malawi or recognised international bodies;
  • Have good leadership and excellent communication skills;
  • Must be a team player and be self-motivated.

How to apply

Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send their applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and names of three (3) traceable referees to the following address:

The Principal Secretary,

Government Contracts Unit,

Office of the President and Cabinet,

Private Bag 301

Lilongwe 3.


Email : gcu.opc.mw@gmail.com 

Not later than 10th April, 2020

Skills Required

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