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Director of Capacity Development, Reforms and Advisory Services

Date Posted: Jan 27, 2021

Job Description

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, 2017 (‘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 various vacant positions tenable

at the Authority as follows:

Job Title: Director of Capacity Development, Reforms and Advisory Services, (Grade PPDA 3)

Contract Term: 3 years

Reporting to: Director General

Department: Capacity Development, Reforms and Advisory Services

Location: Lilongwe

The Director of Capacity Development, Reforms and Advisory Services shall be responsible for Directorate’s planning, delivery and coordination of programs, work plans and budgets relating to capacity development, procurement reforms and advisory services.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
• Initiate the formulation and review of capacity development, procurement reforms and advisory services policies,

strategies, annual work plans and budgets;
• Ensure efficient implementation capacity development and advisory programmes in Procuring and Disposing Entities

• Manage stakeholder expectations on strategic and operational matters related to public procurement and assets

disposal reforms, capacity development and advisory service;
• Facilitate development and periodic review of policy documents for as code of conduct, conflict of interest rules;
• Oversee and manage e-procurement, open contracting and other automation initiatives;
• Establish and maintain institutional linkages with institutions that have professional and related interest in public

procurement matters;
• Liaise with PDEs and other key stakeholders on issues pertaining to Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets; and
• Foster professionalism, setting qualification requirements for professionals in PDEs.

Qualifications and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in either Procurement, Purchasing and Logistics, Purchasing and Supply or Supply Chain

Management, Public administration;
• Masters’ Degree in Procurement, Commerce, Business Administration or an appropriate professional qualification;
• A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in procurement or related field; and
• Membership of a relevant professional body.

Key Competencies
• Good knowledge of Malawi Government’s public procurement and disposal policies;
• Thorough knowledge of audit and compliance procedures and guidelines;
• Expert understanding of contract law, fair trading, freedom of information and other applicable legislation;
• Thorough knowledge of agency procurement and accounting systems;
• Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary team of professionals;
• Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
• Strong organizational skills, versatility, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines; and
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written);

General Conditions

The position attract a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience.


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 12th February, 2021

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and invited for interviews


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