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The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) is a statutory corporation responsible for the regulation of higher education in the country. NCHE was established by the NCHE Act, No. 15 of 2011, with, among others, the following mandates:

  • To promote and coordinate higher education institutions;
  • To register and de-register higher education institutions;
  • To harmonize selection of students to all public universities;
  • To regulate, determine and maintain standards of teaching, examinations, academic qualifications and academic facilities;
  • To develop a national qualification framework which is compatible with regional and international standards;
  • To determine minimum criteria and procedures for registration and de-registration of higher education institutions;
  • To accredit both public and private higher education institutions; and
  • To design and recommend to the Minister institutional quality assurance standards for the establishment, standardization and accreditation of higher education institutions including standards of teaching and learning; infrastructure, physical plant and equipment; the development of curricula; libraries and learning resource centres; safety of teaching and learning facilities, and student transfer between programmes and higher education institutions.

The Council is inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced Malaŵian professionals to be considered for the following posts:

Job Title: Director of Finance and Administration

 NC 2

 Finance and Administration Services Department

Reports to: 
Chief Executive Officer

Responsible for:
 Chief Human Resource and Administration Officer; Accountant; Procurement Officer and Systems and Database Administrator.

Purpose of the job:
 To provide oversight for financial management; administration, human resource management, procurement and information communication technology services.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Overseeing the management of the Council’s financial and administrative systems, processes and resources in line with best practice, relevant laws, and regulation;
  • Promoting management best practice and transformative organisational culture;
  • Ensuring compliance with principles and values of good governance, accountability, transparency, human rights, ethics and integrity;
  • Overseeing the management of information communication technology;
  • Coordinating the development and implementation of cross cutting policies;
  • Managing linkages with external auditors, banks, insurance and other service providers;
  • Overseeing the procurement of goods, works and services and their disposal; and
  • Coordinating the Council’s performance and reward management system. Person specifications and performance factors

Minimum Academic and Professional Qualifications/Experience

  • Master’s in Business Administration/Business Management/Commerce or Finance or related field;
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Administration, Commerce or professional qualifications accountancy such as CIMA, ACCA, CA; and
  • At least eight (8) years post graduate experience in a comparable position.

Functional skills (behavioural competencies and attributes)

  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage time and prioritisation
  • Ability to work as a team and ability to lead a team
  • Human Resource Management Skills
  • Accounting skills
  • Procurement Skills
  • Excellent Information, Communication, and Technology skills across a wide range of packages like Microsoft Packages and Finance Management packages.


Tenure of office and remuneration package

The successful candidate will hold office for a period of three (3) years on a negotiable performance-related contract. The candidate shall be offered an attractive salary and benefits commensurate with seniority of the position and qualifications.

Mode of application

Qualifying applicants should submit their applications which should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae giving names and contact details of three traceable referees and copies of their relevant qualifications to the following address by Monday, 23rd August, 2021:

VAC: NCHE Director FA or Director RPD

The Comptroller of Statutory Corporations

P.O. Box 30061

Lilongwe 3,


Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged and invited for interviews.



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