The Council for the Mzuzu University (MZUNI) is inviting applications from suitably qualified, experienced and distinguished finance and accounting professionals to fill the vacant position of Finance Officer at Mzuzu University. The position is at director’s level within the University Management structure.
MZUNI is the second public University in Malawi, which was established by the Mzuzu University Act No. 12 of 1997 appearing as Chapter 30:09 in the Laws of Malawi. The University has a dual mode of delivery of education (face-to-face and Open, Distance and e-Learning – ODeL). MZUNI has presently an enrolment of 10, 150 students in six faculties: Education; Environmental Sciences; Health Sciences; Science, Technology and Innovation; Humanities and Social Sciences; and Tourism, Hospitality and
The Finance Officer
The office of Finance Officer is established under Mzuzu University Statute VI. Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor on financial matters, the Finance Officer is responsible for the strategic leadership of the Finance Department, directing the use of University’s financial resources and ensuring compliance with
public and University financial regulations and policies. He or she works in cooperation with the University administration, faculties, centres and departments as well as with University staff in their individual capacities.
The duties and responsibilities of the Finance Officer shall include:
The candidate for the post of Finance Officer must be an individual with outstanding financial and administrative experience with at least 10 years at senior management level. He or she must be a proven leader and manager of human and material resources. Specifically, the person must:
Tenure of the Post and Remuneration Package
The successful candidate shall hold office for a period of four years and may be eligible for re-appointment for one further term of office based on satisfactory performance. The candidate shall be offered an attractive salary and fringe benefits commensurate with seniority of the position and
qualifications in accordance with the MZUNI emolument structure.
Method of application
Candidates should submit both hard copies and electronic copies as detailed below:
(a) Hard Copy Submission
Candidates must submit their applications in hard copy application with an up-to-date curriculum vitae (CV), names and contacts of three traceable referees and copies of their academic and professional qualifications.
The applications should be addressed as follows:
JOB VAC: FO
The University Registrar
Private Bag 201
(b) Electronic Submission
The submission of the hard copy should be accompanied by electronic submission through e-mail of the same application package. An application letter including accompanying materials must be e-mailed as attachments in PDF or MS Word format to:
The subject line of the application should read, “Application for the Post of Finance Officer”.
The full application package must be received by the University Registrar not later than Monday, 2nd August, 2021.
Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.