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The Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (the ‘PPDA’ or ‘Authority’) is a statutory corporation created under s. 4 of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2016 (‘the Act’) with the responsibility of regulating, monitoring and overseeing public procurement and disposal of assets in Malawi. The PPDA is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the vacant post of Director General.

Job Title: Director General (PPDA 1)

Contract Term: 4 years

Reporting to: The Board of Directors

Location: Lilongwe


The Director General shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority and shall, subject to the general supervision and control of the Board of Directors, be overall in charge of:

  •  day to day operations of the Authority;
  •  management of the funds, property and business of the Authority;
  •  effective administration and implementation of the provisions of the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act (‘the Act’; and
  •  provision of secretarial functions to the Board of Directors.


  •  Thorough knowledge of Malawi Government’s financial laws, regulations and strategies;
  •  Thorough knowledge of public procurement and disposal regulatory environment;
  •  Thorough knowledge of audit and compliance procedures and guidelines;
  •  Expert understanding of contract law, fair trading, access to information and other relevant legislation;
  •  Thorough knowledge of company secretarial practice;
  •  Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team of professionals;
  •  Strong strategic management, communication, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  •  Strong organisational skills, versatility, ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines;
  •  Strategic management, analytical and interpersonal skills;
  •  Ability to work as a team member with leadership skills for coaching and developing employees; and
  •  Mature and good communicator with adequate negotiating skills.


  •  Minimum of Master’s Degree in either Finance, Economics, Engineering, Accountancy, Commerce, Law; Procurement; or Administration;
  •  Extensive management experience (at least 15 years) and impeccable success record at a senior level and capable of leading and managing a team of technical and professional staff; and
  •  Membership of any relevant professional body.

Interested and qualified applicants should send their applications together with, copies of certificates and detailed Curriculum Vitae with names of three traceable referee to:

The Comptroller of Statutory Corporations Capital Hill,

New Building Ground Floor

P.O. Box 30061

Capital City


Closing date for submission is 31st March, 2021 Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and invited for interviews

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