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Director of the Office of Public Officers’ Declarations

Date Posted: Aug 10, 2020

Job Description

The Public Appointments Committee of the National Assembly is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians for the position of Director of the Office of Public Officers’ Declarations established under Section 6 of the Public Officers (Declaration of Assets, Liabilities and Business Interests) Act.


Key Duties

The Director shall perform the following functions:

  • Receive declarations from listed public officers;
  • Verify declarations submitted by listed public officers;
  • Recommend to the Minister the development of rules and regulations necessary for the proper implementation of this Act;
  • Ensure accessibility of the Act by the general public;
  • Generally, advise public officers concerning their obligations under this Act;
  • Provide technical assistance to listed public officers on the correct method of filing declarations;
  • Annually publicize in the Gazette—
    • The names of listed public officers who have complied with this Act;
    • The names of listed public officers who have not complied with this Act; and
    • A summary of declarations filed by each listed public officer;
  • Provide, annually, an assessment report of compliance by public officers with the provisions of this Act to the Minister who shall lay the report before the National Assembly;
  • Enforce listed public officers’ compliance with this Act by referring non-compliance with this Act to relevant employment authorities with recommendations for appropriate sanctions;
  • Upon verification of declarations, report any evidence or reasonable suspicion of criminal activity by a listed public officer to the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Police, or the Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau, as the case may be; and
  • Report any elected public officer, Minister or any other listed public officer who, in the opinion of the Director, may properly be dealt with by the Monitoring Committee, to the Monitoring Committee, if such listed public officer fails to comply with the provisions of this Act.


The Director shall perform his or her functions independent of any person or authority, but shall otherwise be accountable to Parliament.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of a Masters Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy or Law obtained from a recognized institution.
  • He/she should have vast experience at senior management level of not less than 10 years in a governance institution.

Remuneration and Tenure

The successful candidate shall be appointed on a three (3) year contract subject to renewal for one additional term of three years and shall be offered an attractive remunerative package determined by the Committee.

Method of Application

Interested persons who meet the above qualifications should submit a written application letter with copies of Certificates and current Curriculum Vitae, naming three traceable referees not later than 15th August, 2020. The applications should be sent to the addresses below:

The Clerk of Parliament

Parliament of Malawi

Private Bag B362



Email address: recruitment@parliament.gov.mw

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