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Director of Professional Practice and Conduct

Date Posted: Apr 15, 2020

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Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi (NMCM) is the regulatory body of Nurses and Midwives established in 1966 under the act of parliament Laws of Malawi Cap 3002. NMCM is mandated to develop, maintain, monitor, evaluate and control the profession of Nursing and Midwifery thereby contributing to the national goal of promoting the health status of Malawians. As a regulatory body. NMCM has the role of regulating the education, training and practice, professional conduct of Nursing and Midwifery personnel in the country

NMCM is in the process of filling a senior management vacant position on a Three year Employment Contract, renewable based on satisfactory performance, and is hereby inviting suitably qualified and experienced Malawian Nationals to fill a vacant position of Director of Professional Practice and Conduct tenable at NMCM offices in Lilongwe to be part of the existing leading team The following are the required personnel and work-related traits for the vacant position

B. Main purpose of the Job

Reporting to the Registrar, the Director of Professional Practice and Conduct shall be responsible for providing overall coordination and control of professional practice and conduct program, plans and implementation.


The Director of Professional Practice and Conduct shall be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Providing leadership for research, development and review of nursing and midwifery opera:ions regulatory tools, systems and controls and ensuring that proper procedures are followed to get these approved by Council and are implemented by secretariat and relevant stakeholders accordingly.
  • Preparing Nursing and Midwifery overall operations plans, programs and budgets and ensuring proper execution of planned programs
  • Ensuring that there is adequate and timely mob, lint on of resources including developing project proposals for the professional practice and conduct directorate operation and negotiate with potential project financiers for the furtherance of the objective; of the Council.
  • Ensuring that regular and surprise inspection programs are conducted in all public and privately owned health facilities to monitor, evaluate and enforce compliance with nursing and midwifery standard practice, professional conduct and operations regulatory tools.
  • Overseeing Council’s implementation of nurses and midwives registrations systems to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Developing and maintaining Registers for all nurses and midwives including postgraduates
  • Identifying and recommending for appointment of teams of appropriately qualified licensure examiners and moderators in liaison with senior Examination and Registration specialist and coordinating their orientation, evaluation and review session/ meetings
  • Initiating leading and coordinating processes of developing and administering licensure examinations in collaboration with examiners and moderators and ensuring that examination results are processed and released timely
  • Overseeing Council’s facilitation roles in the implementation and assessment of Continuing Professional Development programs at all levels to ensure nurses and midwives are continuously upgrading their competences in line with new developments taking place in the health sector.
  • Building the capacity of the Directorate head office, satellite office and relevant stakeholder-
  • Liaising closely with Council stakeholders particularly health facilities on matters related to nursing and midwifery practice and professional conduct by collaboration, coordination and advising to ensure that Council regulatory Programs, policies, procedures and guidelines are properly implemented at all times.
  • Managing and supervising day to day activities of the Directorate and appraising performance of Senior officers
  • Taking pro-active role in ensuring that NMCM’s regulatory tools, research, development; review and implementation is efficient, adequate, and cost-effective and is able to meet national demands all the time.
  • Providing appropriate advice on nursing and midwifery operations regulatory issues to all stakeholders for smooth operations of the Council.
  • Producing and presenting relevant periodical reports to management and advising them accordingly.
  • Attending meetings to represent the interests of the Council and answering queries relevant to the Council mandates.
  • Any other duties relevant to the job assigned from time to time.

D. Minimum qualification and work experience

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or Midwifery.
  • A registered nurse midwife with BSc in Nursing and Midwifery
  • Qualification in Nursing Education, leadership and management.
  • At least four years’ experience at the level of either Senior Examination and Registration Specialist or Senior Inspection and Investigation specialist.
  • At least four years’ experience as head of department at a public hospital or 4 years’ experience as head of department at a training institution of higher learning.
  • Must be currently registered with Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi

  • Ability to prioritize work efficiently;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Excellent in communication, interpersonal, presentation, facilitation and analytical skills;
  • Self-motivated, assertive and action oriented;
  • Strategic thinker and of high integrity;
  • High level of diplomacy and ability to work with teams;
  • Problem solving and organization skills; and
  • Strong computer skills.


The Council shall offer an attractive employee benefits package (commensurate with qualifications and experience) which includes salary, medical insurance, club and professional body memberships and Contributory Group Pension Scheme.


Interested applicants should send their application letters and detailed Curriculum Vitae including three traceable referees, including previous employer not later than 8th May, 2020, to:

The Comptroller of Statutory Corporations

Department of Statutory Corporations

P. O. Box 30061

Capital City

Lilongwe 3.

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    09 May, 2020

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