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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, 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 Corporate Affairs (Grade PPDA 3)

Contract Term: 3 years

Reporting to: Director General

Department: Corporate affairs

Location: Lilongwe

The Director of Corporate Affairs will provide company secretarial services and ensure delivery of effective and efficient planning, research, public relation and legal services.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
• Provide general legal counsel to the Authority and management on relevant and applicable laws;
• Give strategic leadership to the Authority’s corporate affairs;
• Manage relationships internally and with external partners and agencies to enhance the Authority’s performance,

reputation and image;
• Conduct litigations initiated by and against the Authority before the appropriate courts in close coordination with the

concerned function and external counsel, if retained;
• Set up systems aimed at ensuring strict compliance with statutory requirements;
• Provide legal support in drafting and vetting of agreements and statutory orders and subsidiary legislation;
• Serve as Secretary to the Board of Directors and its Committees;
• Oversee and provide secretarial services at Administrative Review hearings;
• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders on all legal issues pertaining to the Authority;
• Process complaints from Bidders and Procuring and Disposing Entities; and
• Coordinating statutory and other government reporting requirements

Qualifications and Experience
• LLB (Honours);
• Master’s Degree in Law;
• A minimum of seven (7) years’ work experience at senior management level in busy organization; and
• Must be a member of Malawi Law Society with a valid practicing licence.

Requisite Knowledge, Abilities and skills
• Strong research, communication and interpersonal skills
• Good report writing, analytical and negotiation skills
• Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines

General Conditions

The positions 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

Skills Required

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