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The National Commission for Science and Technology is a fully sub-vented parastatal organization established under the Science and Technology Act, No. 16 of 2003. The main function of the Commission is to advise the Government and other stakeholders on all science and technology matters in order to achieve a science and technology–led development. The Commission fulfils its legal mandate through promoting, supporting, coordinating and regulating the development and application of Science, Technology and Innovation so as to create wealth in order to improve the quality of life.

The National Commission for Science and Technology invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the position of Director of Finance and Administration which is currently vacant. The position is tenable at the Commission’s Secretariat situated in Lingadzi House, City Centre, Lilongwe.

Position: Director of Finance and Administration


Reporting to the Director General, the Director of Finance and Administration is responsible for providing Finance, Administrative and Human Resource Management services to the Commission.


  • Plan, organize, direct and control all activities of the Directorate of Finance and Administration.
  • Initiate the development and implementation of finance, administration, and human resources policies, standards, and systems and ensure effective internal controls.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Commission’s budget and link the budget with the annual work plan.
  • Service the Board of Commissioners and the Finance, Audit and Administration Committee of the Board including preparation of Board documents.
  • Assess management, organizational and staffing positions and systems to ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Establish and maintain financial, administrative, and human resource management information systems.
  • Provide strategic financial, administrative and human resource coordination and leadership to ensure that operations are fully supported.
  • Initiate the formulation and review of financial, administrative and human resource policies, procedures, standards and systems.
  • Manage annual audit and attend to all audit queries.
  • Develop and manage the human resource planning, development and management services of Financial, Administrative and Human
  • Interpret, implement and ensure compliance resource policies, rules, and relevant laws.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Director General


  • Be in possession of at least a Masters Degree in Business Administration from a recognized institution and be a Chartered Accountant with ACCA or CIMA.
  • Must be current with the relevant professional bodies.
  • Experience in grants management will be an added advantage.
  • Should have worked for at least five (5) years in top management positions within the public sector or any recognized institution with a good understanding of the Public Finance Management Act, Audit Act, Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Act and Labor Laws of Malawi.
  • Must have a good financial acumen and demonstrate experience in administration and human resource management.
  • Should possess good communication, organizational, interpersonal and contract management skills.


The successful candidate shall be offered a performance related contract for a period of three (3) years renewable, with an attractive salary, gratuity, contributory pension and other benefits commensurate with seniority of the position and qualifications of the candidate.


An application letter including a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), photocopies of relevant certificates, and names and addresses of three traceable referees, one of whom must be from the most recent employer; should be sent by post to the following address not later than 22nd June 2020.

The Acting Director General

National Commission for Science and Technology

Private Bag B303


First Floor, Lingadzi House, City Centre,


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Envelops should be clearly marked “Application for the Post of Director of Finance and Administration”. Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

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