The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) is a statutory body established under the Communications Act (Cap. 68:01 of the Laws of Malawi) to regulate the provision of services in the communications sector of Malawi, comprising telecommunications, posts and broadcasting.
Under the Communications Act, MACRA is mandated to regulate and monitor the provision of communications services and ensure that, as far as it is practicable, reliable and affordable communications services are provided throughout Malawi and are sufficient to meet the demand for such services in accordance with the principles of transparency, certainty, market orientation, efficiency, and consumer satisfaction. The Vision of MACRA is to be a world class regulator ensuring universal access to ICT services.
In order to fulfil its mandate effectively and efficiently with strategic leadership and management, excellent and rare opportunities have arisen to engage qualified persons of Malawian origin, to fill Executive Management positions of DIRECTOR OF POSTAL SERVICE tenable at its Head Office in Blantyre. The Board of Directors of MACRA therefore invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill this position on a three (3) year employment contract.
The cited position is highly demanding that require persons who have demonstrable capacity to initiate innovations geared at making MACRA a rejuvenated, vibrant and competitive Authority. The following are the details of the vacant position:
Position: DIRECTOR OF POSTAL SERVICES (GRADE MA 2)
a) Summary of the Job
Reporting to the Director General, the Director of Postal Services shall be responsible for the issuance of licenses to all operators offering postal services, enforcement of regulations to ensure compliance with license conditions; identification of appropriate technologies, systems and methods for widening access to postal services in rural and disadvantaged areas; implementation of National Postal Policy; and also facilitating the establishment of Universal Postal Service (UPS) for Malawi and the development of National Addressing and Postcode systems.
b) Key Duties and Responsibilities
The Director of Postal Services will be responsible for the following:
c) Required Academic and Professional Qualifications
The holder of the position is expected to have the following minimum key qualifications:
d) Key competencies and attributes
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
MACRA shall offer an attractive employee benefits package to successful candidates in accordance with its emolument structure commensurate with qualifications and experience, which includes salary, medical insurance, and membership to a contributory medical scheme.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
Applications including a covering letter explaining your suitability for the position, a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) giving full details of qualifications and experience, certified copies of relevant certificates, and names and addresses of three traceable referees, one of which must be from the most recent employer should be sent to the following address not later than 10th September 2021.
The Board Chairperson,
Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority Board,
Private Bag 322,
Only short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.