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Director of Information ,Communication and Technology (ICT)

Date Posted: Jan 14, 2021

Job Description

The Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (ESCOM) Limited is incorporated under the Companies Act of the Laws of Malawi. Its core business is to procure, transmit and distribute electric power in Malawi. ESCOM is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position currently existing within the Corporation:

The Director of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) shall be responsible to the Chief Executive Officer in the performance of his/her duties and responsibilities;

  • He must have a solid IT background and consistently keep up to date with advancements of the field, be very resourceful and industrious, bearing in mind that ICT is the most diverse field and in constant change;
  • Apart from their education and experience, they must have every quality of a leader and a strong strategic and business acumen;
  • The goal is to ensure that information technology adds the maximum value to the company so as to facilitate the success of the business considering that ICT is much an integral part of most businesses in the current digital age.


  • Set objectives and strategies for the IT department
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits
  • Design and customize technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience
  • Manage and champion security posture of the organization (Cyber, IT, physical security need to be properly integrated)
  • Appraise the board and management on ICT matters on regular basis.
  • Plan the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other staff within the organization
  • Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance
  • Direct and organize IT-related projects
  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage
  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions
  • Manage knowledge and motivate IT staff.
  • Requirements
  • Proven experience as Director of ICT or similar managerial role
  • Excellent knowledge of IT systems and infrastructure
  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation
  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • A strong strategic and business mindset
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • BSc/BA in computer science, engineering or relevant field; MSc\/MA will be preferred
  • Those with experience in managing integrated management information systems will have added advantage.

Interested persons should submit their applications, under confidential cover, either by post, courier or e-mail, enclosing detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with names and contact details of three (3) traceable referees to

The Chairman of the Board, Suite 214,
2nd Floor, Development House, Henderson Street
P O Box 1782, Blantyre.

E-mail address: mmandco@mmandco.mw

Closing date for receiving applications is 29th January 2021.

Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

Skills Required

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