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The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) is a public service broadcaster (PSB) and is the oldest Broadcasting Station in Malawi. The Corporation launched its services in Malawi, the then Nyasaland, on 16th January, 1964 and started its services with one radio station which is now called Radio 1 as the oldest in a group which now comprises a second radio station and a Television Broadcasting Station.

In July, 1997, Government instituted a commercial oriented station under MBC called Radio 2FM and in February of 2000, MBC established the Development Broadcasting Unit (DBU) as an arm of MBC to provide a platform for community generated participative content. On 1st July of 2010 Government also directed that Malawi Television Limited be part of MBC as the license for MBC enabled it to operate a television service in addition to Radio services.

Following the said directive, MBC and Television Malawi Limited (TVM) were merged into one entity in order to provide public radio and television services efficiently and effectively.

Currently under the Communications Act, 2016, MBC is a public broadcasting services licensee mandated by an Act of Parliament to inform, educate and entertain the public; encourage free and informed opinion on all matters of public interest; reflect the wide diversity of Malawi’s cultural life; and to respect for human rights, the rule of law, and the Constitution through objective, professional and independent programming befitting a PSB. Therefore, the duties and functions of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation is to provide public broadcasting services throughout Malawi and perform such undertakings and provide such other services as are conducive to the exercise of the functions and fulfilment of the service obligations specified in the 2016 Communications Act, or as are ordinarily within the functions of a public broadcasting service.

In order to fulfil its revised mandate effectively and efficiently with a strategic leadership and management, an excellent and rare opportunity has arisen to engage qualified persons of Malawian origin to fill an Executive Management positions of 

 
1. DIRECTOR GENERAL AND 2. DIRECTOR OF NEWS AND PROGRAMMES tenable at its Head Office in Blantyre.

The Board of Directors of MBC therefore invites applications from suitable candidates to fill these strategic positions on a three (3) year employment contract.

These are highly demanding positions that require persons who have demonstrable capacity to initiate operational, human resource management and administrative innovations geared at making MBC a rejuvenated, vibrant and competitive Corporation.

 DIRECTOR GENERAL

The Board of the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation is mandated by the Communications Act, 2016, to appoint its Director General who shall be the Chief Executive Officer and shall, subject to the general supervision of the Board, be responsible for the day to day operations of the Corporation.

 Purpose of the Position

To provide overall oversight in terms of planning, directing, organizing, controlling and monitoring of the Corporation affairs to ensure compliance and execution of the Communications Act, 2016 in order to effectively attain the goals and objectives of the Corporation.

 Key Responsibilities and Duties

The following are the key duties and responsibilities of the Director General:

  •  Development, Implementation and enforcement of the Strategic Plan and other strategies for the attainment of Corporation goals;
  •  Prudent financial management and ensuring expenditure control;
  •  Providing guidance during formation and modification of the Corporation’s policies;
  •  Monitoring the overall performance of the various departments to determine their alignment with the Corporation’s plans;
  •  Leading in expansion plans and identifying new market opportunities;
  •  Provides guidance and leadership for the effective and efficient attainment of Corporation goals and reporting the performance of the Corporation to the Board of Directors;
  • To create conditions and an environment that facilitates team building and the inculcation of a professional, meritorious and productive culture;
  •  Advising and interpreting policy matters to all
  • stakeholders;
  •  Formulating, controlling and implementing annual budgets to ensure improvement of the organization’s financial position; and
  • Advising the Board of Directors on the overall strategic direction of the Corporation.

 Required Academic and Professional Qualifications and Experience

• A Bachelors and a Master degree in either Journalism or Mass Communications or Media Studies or Law or Engineering or Business Administration or Finance from a reputable and recognized University.

• Those with a PhD in one of the aforementioned fields of study shall have added advantage.

• Proven leadership and Media experience.

• Minimum of 10 years proven leadership experience at increasing level of seniority and responsibility.

 Requisite Knowledge, Abilities and Skills;

  •  Relationship building & maintenance;
  •  People Management, Team Player & Change Agent;
  •  Visionary & Self Starter;
  •  Good Organizational Skills, able to meet deadlines & work under pressure;
  •  Resilience & Proactive;
  •  Problem Solving, Personal Accountability & Results Oriented;
  •  Professionalism, Integrity and innovative;
  •  Strong analytical skills;
  •  Ability to work as a team member with leadership skills for coaching and developing employees;
  •  Mature and good communicator with adequate negotiating skills; and
  •  Computer literacy.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE;

MBC shall offer an attractive employee benefits package to successful candidates in accordance with its emolument structure (commensurate with qualifications and experience) which includes salary, medical insurance, and membership to Contributory Medical Scheme.

 METHOD OF APPLICATION;

Candidates should submit their applications with an up-

to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV); Names and Contacts of

Three Traceable Referees; Copies of certificates by 16th February, 2020 to:

The Comptroller of Statutory Corporations,

Department of Statutory Corporations,

P.O. Box 30061,

LILONGWE 3
 


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  • Location
    Blantyre
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  • Type
    Contract
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    18 Feb, 2021

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