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Director of Human Resource and Administration

Date Posted: Aug 10, 2021

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Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates of Malawian nationality to fill the vacant post of Director of Human Resource and Administration of Blantyre Water Board.



Blantyre Water Board is a Government owned parastatal established by the Water Works Act, Chapter 72.01 of the Laws of Malawi, to supply potable water and provide water borne sanitation services to its designated statutory water areas covering Blantyre, Limbe and surrounding areas.


The Director of Human Resource and Administration (DHRA) is primarily responsible for all Human Resource, Corporate Management policies and strategies/plans for the Board and the implementation and achievement of these strategies/plans.


1. Generally Supervises and Controls the Work of the Human Resource and Administration Sections by reviewing organization and Management structures, in consultation with the Chief Executive and Departmental Heads; and establishing adequate staffing levels by:

  • Ensuring that the required quality and quantity of human resources are available to meet the short and long term needs of the Board;
  • Managing the Board’s Organisational Structure and Salary Structure;
  • Liaising and consulting with the Departmental Heads to establish department structural changes required within the financial constraints of the Board;
  • Identifying the training needs of the staff for all departments and preparing the necessary Programmes for on the job or formalized training;
  • Ensuring that all personnel and training policies and procedures approved by the Board are implemented at all levels of he organization;
  • Establishing clear performance targets and identification of skills gap and potential for training and development for all departments;
  • Proposing appropriate organization and management structures applicable to a commercially-oriented and profit making statutory body;
  • Ensuring up-to-date organization chart;
  • Making Human Resources and Administration year-plans;
  • Monitoring the recruitment of staff against the approved human resources plan and budget;
  • Ensuring maintenance of an up-to-date Human Resources Inventory, which includes: Analysis of the Board’s human resources by category, age, education, length of service and progression;
  • Reviewing the optimum utilization on personnel and making suggestion for improvements in allocation and use of human resources;
  • Establishing and supervising a regular system of Staff Performance Appraisal for devising career
    development programmes by ensuring an open appraisal system.
  • Developing and maintaining establishment control and promotion procedures;
  • Preparing and reviewing personnel policy manual to ensure that all personnel and training policy
    practice regulations and procedures are documented, circulated to Head of Departments/Sections and disseminated to the employees;
  • Reviewing Terms and conditions as well as Rules and Regulations.

2. Ensuring Organization Due Process and personnel Welfare by:

  • Developing and monitoring up~to-date disciplinary policy procedures that ensure employees are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Making proposals for a Corporate Culture supportive of high performance, productivity, good people management quality and service.
  • Promoting dialogue among employees’ committees and management representatives on matter related to terms and conditions of service.
  • Ensuring that adequate welfare services including safety and medical facilities are operated, maintained to minimum most constantly reviewed and updated to cope with change.

3. Secretarial Services to the Board of Directors
4. To provide an efficient office and secretarial service and estate management
5. To provide an efficient and cost effective fleet service
6. To safeguard Board’s property and coordination of security
7. Dealing with Board’s insurances including medical insurance and workers’ compensation
8. To report to the Chief Executive on progress and problems.
9. To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time.


  • A minimum of five (5) years’ work experience in a similar position with a strong verifiable and demonstrable affinity to corporate Human Resources practices at a senior management level.


  • A Master’s Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration or Human Resource Management or Strategic Management and other related Management Qualifications. Applicants with professional qualifications in related field shall have an added advantage.


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


Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should submit their applications giving details Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact details of three (3) traceable referees no later than 23rd August 2021 to:

The Comptroller

Department of Statutory Corporations

P.O. Box 30061

Capital City


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